Irish Arts Organisations Successful in Accessing European Culture Funds

newsThe latest funding results have been announced for Creative Europe’s Cooperation Projects Strand. 13 Irish organisations are involved in 11 successful projects with combined grant awards of over €5 million. To date under the Creative Europe Programme over €12.6 million has gone to projects with Irish partners with €2 million going to Irish led projects. The latest grants went to organisations across the country with projects funded in Galway, Waterford, Limerick and Cork and Dublin. The Crawford Art Gallery was successful as a lead partner with a project entitled Prospects. The project’s overall objective is “to exchange, develop and innovate creative engagement practices and platforms for those working in the field of inclusive visual arts studio practices with artists with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues”.  The largest single award for a project with Irish partners was for €1.9 million and went to the project Follow the Vikings, which aims to “promote, celebrate, transfer knowledge and skills and facilitate the exchange of cultural material relating to the Viking World.” The project had two Irish partners: Dublinia and Waterford Treasures at the Granary.

Below is a list of all the successful Irish organisations in this latest funding round

Crawford Art Gallery (lead) Cork Institute of Technology (co-partner) Prospects
Cork Institute of Technology (co-partner) Trans National Creative Exchange.
NOHO Ltd and University College Dublin (co-partners) Connecting Early Medieval European Collections
Photo Ireland Festival (co-partner) Flaneur – New Urban Narratives
Dublinia Ltd & Waterford Treasures at the Granary (co-partners) Follow the Vikings
University of Limerick (co-partner) Future Artist Maker Labs
Galway Arts Centre (co-partner) Sharing the Word
National College of Art and Design (co-partner) In Public, In Particular
First Fortnight Ltd (co-partner) Networking European Festivals for Mental Life Enhancement
The Irish Youth Orchestra (co-partner) MusXchange
Foras na Gaeilge (co-partner) OtherWords – Literary Circuit for Small and Minority Languages
You can find the full results published on the Education, Audio-Visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) here.

The Arts Council hosts the Creative Europe Desk Ireland – Culture Office which promotes EU culture funding at local, regional and national level and provides information, advice and technical assistance to prospective applicants.

For further information please see:
E: cedculture@artscouncil.ie
www.creativeeuropeireland.eu

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