As March saw huge global changes we focus and draw strength from some of the month’s highlights
March has seen a radical change in how we work globally and our focus in on supporting as best we can artists, presenters and audiences through the current crisis.
However, March was also an amazing month for Irish artists globally and we highlight here some of the special moments.
The Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival attracted high level representatives from Tribeca Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival supported by Culture Ireland and delegates from Spotify, Polydor and Glastonbury were supported to attend the RTÉ Choice Music Award al with a view to creating future opportunities for Irish artists.
Gate Theatre’s production of Hamlet featuring Ruth Negga sold 100% capacity at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York in a month long run.
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were selected on March 3rd as the 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates, known internationally as architecture’s highest honour.
Teaċ Daṁsa’s production of Mám was nominated for an Olivier Award.
Fishamble’s production of Sebastian Barry’s play, On Blueberry Hill, opened in Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End.
Irish bands toured widely in the US, Australia and Europe including Saint Sister, David Keenan, Hermitage Green, Goitse and We Banjo 3 who sold out to 1400 seat Newport Hall in Columbus and Memorial Hall in Cincinnati.
Paul Muldoon’s Incantata by Galway International Arts Festival and Jen Coppinger received huge critical acclaim at the Irish Repertory, New York.