Josepha Madigan Announces €766,000 in Funding by Culture Ireland

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., is delighted to announce approval of €766,000 in funding by Culture Ireland for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide. Almost €682,000 of the funding awarded will enable 115 Irish artists and arts organisations to present projects, covering circus, dance, film, literature, music, theatre and the visual arts in 38 different countries later this year and in 2019. The remaining awards, totalling over €84,000 are to support presentations by Irish artists and arts organisations as part of Culture Ireland GB18 Programme, bringing the total for the support for this programme to €1.17m.

Announcing the awards Minister Madigan said “The importance of supporting Irish artists to present their work worldwide has recently been further endorsed by Government under the Global Ireland initiative which aims to double Ireland’s global footprint by 2025. Our artists have an ambition and talent which has ensured that Ireland is known on the international stage for our creativity and imagination. This has distinguished us globally and has also helped us to engage globally.”

The artist selected to represent Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2019, Eva Rothschild, will exhibit at ACCA International, Melbourne, Australia, 28 September – 25 November 2018 and galleries are being supported to present the work of Irish visual artists at key art fairs.

Other projects receiving funding include a presentation of work by Emma Haugh and Sarah Browne at TOUCH exhibition at nGbK, Berlin, Germany. Project Atrium by Amanda Coogan at MOCA Jacksonville, Florida. An exhibition at FREIZE London by mother’s tankstation of work by Irish artists. Solo exhibition by Ella de Burca at the University Art Galleries, University of California, Irvine, USA. Weird Capitalism, an exhibition of work by Alan Butler, Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. MART presenting Irish artists James L Hayes, Shane Berkery, Niamh Hannaford and Steven Maybury at Art Market Budapest, Hungary. A Domestic Godless exhibition at the 6th Athens Biennale, Greece. a presentation by Gibbons & Nicholas of work by David Quinn and Anita Groener at Contemporary Istanbul.

Please see link for the full list of Summer Grant Round grantees: applications.cultureireland.ie/

The next deadline for Culture Ireland funding is 15 October 2018.

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