Culture Ireland in Britain 2018 – Calls for Expressions of Interest
Culture Ireland will support a special focus of activity in Britain in 2018.
Culture Ireland will present a vibrant, contemporary and high quality programme including a range of events across artistic disciplines in high-profile venues, institutions and festivals in Britain and build on Ireland's special history and relationship with its nearest neighbour.
Following the successes of previous programme strands (Imagining Ireland in 2011, Culture Connects across the EU in 2013, I Am Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme), this new initiative will create new opportunities for artists and companies across artforms to perform across Britain as well as develop their networks of contacts.
Culture Ireland invites proposals from artists and presenters interested in participating in this special programme – including, from companies who already have outline plans for work to be presented in Britain during 2018.
Proposals for tours to multiple locations are welcomed.
Outline projects are requested to be submitted by Friday 26 May 2017 and further proposals may be considered on a rolling basis at a later stage, if funding permits.
Applications may be made by Irish artists and companies or by international presenters, and should include as much budget information as possible, including supplementary material if needed.
The submission should be no longer than one page, submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, entitled Britain 2018 and should contain:
• An outline of the concept of the proposed presentation
• A description of the media you propose to deliver the project
• An outline of your approach to the practical realisation of the presentation
• A list of the proposed participants if relevant
• An outline of how your proposal will showcase Irish creativity development over the past centenary and/or highlight Ireland's contemporary creative strengths
Applications are welcome from Irish professional artist/s or arts organisation and companies that are based on the island of Ireland or abroad. Grants will follow Culture Ireland’s usual Terms and Conditions with supports directed towards travel and travel-related costs
Photo from Imagining Home at the Royal Festival Hall in London in April 2016, part of Culture Ireland’s I Am Ireland initiative, part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme