Arts Council Announces €1.3m in Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts Organisations
The Arts Council has announced the results of the Arts Grant funding programme for 2020. A total of 131 organisations and individuals across all art forms have received offers of funding totalling €7.3m.
Among the recipients are 33 music, opera and traditional arts organisations which will receive €1.3m.
In the category of music, the contemporary music festival New Music Dublin has received an offer of €200k, Louth Contemporary Music Society received €85k, and the Galway Music Residency received €60k. The Journal of Music has received €55k for its publishing activities in 2020.
In the traditional arts category, Harp Ireland/Cruit Éireann and the Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre each received €50k, Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair, which runs the traditional music winter school Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, received €42k, and Ériú Dance Company received €32k.
There was one successful opera applicant, Dumbworld, which received €62k, and, in the category of young people, children and the arts, the WhistleBlast Quartet received €60k.
The Arts Council has also announced €915k through its Touring and Dissemination of Work scheme, and expects to announce a further €35 million in funding through its Strategic Funding scheme, which supports larger music and arts organisations.
For the full list of Arts Grant recipients, see below. For more, visit www.artscouncil.ie.
ARTS GRANT 2020
New Music Dublin
Louth Contemporary Music Society
The Galway Music Residency
The Journal of Music
National String Quartet Foundation
Sligo Jazz Project
Dublin Sound Lab
Cork Orchestral Society
Music in Kilkenny
Quiet Music Ensemble
Sundays at Noon / Gallery Music
Irish Composers’ Collective
Music for Wexford
Drogheda International Music Series
Clifden Arts Society
Symphony Club of Waterford
Sounding The Feminists
Harp Ireland / Cruit Éireann
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre
Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair
Ériú Dance Company
Baltimore Fiddle Fair
Historical Harp Society of Ireland
YOUNG PEOPLE, CHILDREN AND THE ARTS
Published on 8 October 2019