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Over €1.2 million in funding announced for Culture Ireland’s promotion of Irish arts globally

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin has announced funding of €1,230,750 for the promotion of Irish arts globally through Culture Ireland’s Regular Grants Programme. The funding will benefit 160 projects spread across 40 countries, covering circus, dance, film, literature, music, opera, theatre and the visual arts. Announcing the grants, Minister Martin said: “Culture Ireland plays a central role in supporting Irish artists to grow their international audiences. Demand for Culture...

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AICF Chicago 2024

Following a successful pilot in Galway in 2023, Culture Ireland is once again partnering with the Association of Irish and Celtic Festivals to showcase Irish artists at their conference. This year’s conference will be held October 24-26, 2024 in Chicago, at the Irish American Heritage Center and the Congress Plaza Hotel. The Association of Irish and Celtic Festivals is an organization comprised of over 60 Irish and Celtic festivals throughout North America. The annual conference...

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Ireland at Venice 2026 – Call for Expressions of Interest

People walking down a brick side street under a blue sky, flanked on the right by a brick building.

Culture Ireland, in partnership with the Arts Council, invites Expressions of Interest to curate the Irish representation at the 61st International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia in 2026. Following the successful presentation of ROMANTIC IRELAND by Eimear Walshe at the Biennale this year, Culture Ireland invites interested parties to submit their proposal for Ireland at Venice in 2026. Full details can be found here: Venice Open Call 2026 . The deadline for submission...

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WOMEX – World Music Expo 2023 (23 – 27 October 2024) – Culture Ireland Call for Delegates

Culture Ireland is offering a limited number of delegate bursaries to WOMEX World Music Expo, one of the most important international professional marketplaces for world music including folk, roots, ethnic and traditional music. The four-day event attracts in excess of 2,000 delegates from over 90 countries, including hundreds of concert and festival bookers, labels, publishers, distributors, managers and the world's media. Culture Ireland has led a delegation of musicians, agents and promoters to WOMEX since...

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Culture Ireland Edinburgh Showcase 2024

Today, we are delighted to share details of the seven shows participating in this year’s Culture Ireland Edinburgh Showcase 2024. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2 – 26 August) continues to offer an important and unique platform for Irish theatre and dance artists to gain international media and audience recognition for their work and to develop their networks. Sharon Barry, Director, Culture Ireland, commented: "More than ever, participation in the Edinburgh Fringe is a primary pathway...

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FiraTàrrega 2024 – Call for Participation in Irish Delegation

Culture Ireland is inviting applications to join the Irish delegation for those wishing to promote work at FiraTàrrega taking place in Tàrrega, Spain from 5 to 8 September 2024. Culture Ireland continues to fund the Irish Street Art, Circus and Spectacle Network to manage and deliver  Ireland’s participation at FiraTàrrega, an international networking and showcase event for the performing arts, with special emphasis on street art and spectacle genres. Previous attendance by Irish artists has...

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Culture Ireland invites applications to participate as a delegate at the Tanzmesse 2024 (28 – 31 August 2024)

Culture Ireland invites applications from dance artists, dance company managers and dance producers from Ireland wishing to participate in Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany, which takes place from 28 to 31 August 2024. Tanzmesse is a biennial event and an international hub for dance professionals around the world to network with agents, presenters and programmers and generate touring opportunities for their work. For the 2024 edition, Culture Ireland is continuing its partnership with Dance Ireland, who...

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Ireland as Country of Focus at Showcase Scotland/Celtic Connections 2025

Earlier this year, Ireland was announced as the international partner for the 2025 edition of Showcase Scotland as part of Celtic Connections 2025 in Glasgow, Scotland (22 – 26 January 2025) Culture Ireland now invites applications from musicians and bands who wish to participate in this prestigious showcase opportunity. Established in 1994, Celtic Connections is one of the leading annual festivals of world, folk and roots music with more than 2,100 musicians from across the...

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Important Information – Grant Round Deadlines 2024

Important Information - Adjustment to grant round deadlines for 2024 / Eolas tábhachtach - oiriúnú spriocdhátaí bhabhta deontais do 2024 Culture Ireland is adjusting the grant deadline schedule for 2024 as we deal with unprecedented demand for our Regular Grant Round Funding. There will now be four grant rounds in 2024 instead of five as previously indicated. However, it is important to note that all windows of activity will be covered by the new schedule. It...

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