Arts Council Announces €1.76m in Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts

The National String Quartet Foundation has been offered funding of €70,000 for 2021 under the Arts Council's Arts Grant Funding scheme.

Arts Council Announces €1.76m in Funding for Music, Opera and Traditional Arts

Journal of Music granted funding of €64k for 2021.

The Arts Council has announced the results of the Arts Grant Funding programme for 2021. A total of 166 arts organisations and artists across all art forms have been offered total funding of €9.98m.

This is a €2.5m increase overall on last year, a result of the recent increase in arts funding from the government. In total, 166 applications out of 194 were successful, including 42 that were not funded in 2019.  

Among the recipients are 36 music, opera and traditional arts organisations and artists that have received grant offers totalling €1.76m. They include New Music Dublin (€238k), Louth Contemporary Music (€87k), Harp Ireland/Cruit Éireann (€80.5k), the Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre (€77k), Resurgam (€73k), and the National String Quartet Foundation (€70k).

The Journal of Music has received a grant offer of €64k.

Commenting on the funding announcements, Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly said:

This investment is a vote of confidence by the Arts Council in these artists and arts organisations. Because of Covid-19, no one can predict accurately what performances, exhibitions or other art work will look like in 2021, but we know that artists and arts organisations will continue to create great work for the public, despite the current extreme challenges. These awards will create work opportunities for freelance artists and arts workers across all art forms, which is critical at this time of crisis. 

For the full list of Arts Grant Funding recipients, see below. For more information on Arts Council funding, visit www.artscouncil.ie.

Arts Grant Funding 2021

Artist’s Support
Achill Heinrich Boll Association – 22,500 
Cill Rialaig Project – 72,500

Arts Participation
Common Ground – 90,000
Upstate Theatre Project – 95,000
Dance Theatre of Ireland – 70,000
Centre For Creative Practices – 50,000
Cork Community Artlink – 60,000
Tallaght Community Arts – 99,000
Outlandish Theatre Platform – 70,000
Asylum Productions – 50,000
Bluefire – 76,400
Callan Workhouse Union – 49,600
Smashing Times Theatre Company – 30,000

Circus
National Circus Festival of Ireland – 50,000
Taking Flight: Education & Performance – 43,000
Dublin Circus Project – 23,500
Circus Factory – 75,000
Elaine Mc Cague – 103,000

Dance
Joan Davis – 33,000
Angeliki Smalis – 33,000
Croí Glan Integrated Dance – 66,470
Luke Murphy – 153,030
The Firkin Crane – 32,500
Maria Jazmin Chiodi – 131,000
Irish Modern Dance Theatre – 148,000
Laura Murphy – 33,000
Junk Ensemble – 140,000

Festivals & Events
Clonmel Junction Festival – 101,000
Clifden Community Arts Week – 90,000
Light Moves Festival Of Screendance – 40,000
Cairde Festival Ltd – 90,000
Blood in the Alley Productions – 22,000
Galway Theatre Festival – 20,000 

Film
Aemi – 98,850

Literature (English language)
Over the Edge – 9,000
Doire Press – 60,000
Ó Bhéal – 7,500
Curlew Editions – 39,000
Wordwell – 30,000
The Dublin Review – 67,000
Tramp Press – 108,000
Cúirt International Festival of Literature – 100,000
Fish Publishing – 15,000
Lilliput Press – 86,500
Irish Pages – 28,000
Rockfinch – 12,000
Banshee – 60,000
The Well Review – 15,000
Paper Lanterns – 25,000
Dublin Review of Books – 25,000
Holy Show – 19,000
The O’Brien Press – 57,000
Cyphers Magazine – 12,000
Dublin Book Festival – 60,000
Fighting Words – 45,000
Museum Of Literature Ireland – 15,000
International Literature Festival Dublin – 80,000
Cassia Gaden Gilmartin – 11,000
New Island Books – 87,000
Publishing Ireland – 15,000
Words Ireland – 44,000
IBBY Ireland – 7,500
Fiction At The Friary – 6,000
Skein Press – 90,000
Ian Maleney – 12,000
Gorse – 14,000

Literature (Irish language)
Futa Fata – 49,500
Feasta – 13,000
Dalen (Llyfrau) Cyf – 30,000
Risteard Mac Liam  – 10,000
Comhar – 23,000
Leabhaircomhar –14,000

Music
Cork International Choral Festival – 29,250
Symphony Club of Waterford – 12,000
Louth Contemporary Music – 87,000
Music for Wexford – 20,000
The Galway Music Residency – 65,000
Music for Galway – 67,000
Waterford Music – 16,000
Sligo Jazz Project – 53,000
Drogheda International Music Series – 19,000
National String Quartet Foundation – 70,000
Music in Kilkenny – 26,820
Resurgam – 73,000
Quiet Music Ensemble – 41,000
Clifden Arts Society – 12,000
Karen Power – 23,000
Kirkos – 39,000
Aoife Burke – 11,000
St Barrahane’s Church Festival Of Music – 8,000
Sundays at Noon / Gallery Music – 22,000
Pipeworks Festival – 48,000
Bray Jazz Festival – 48,000
Cork Orchestral Society – 35,000
The Journal of Music – 64,000
Finding A Voice – 30,000
Kaleidoscope Night – 39,000
Dublin Sound Lab – 38,000
New Music Dublin – 238,000

Opera
Lismore Music Festival – 70,000
Dumbworld – 69,510

Spectacle
Inishowen Carnival Group – 65,000

Theatre
Bewley’s Cafe Theatre – 65,000
Nyree Yergainharsian – 85,000
Moonfish Theatre – 77,000
White, Louise – 65,000
Landmark Productions – 215,000
Gúna Nua Theatre – 85,000
The Performance Corporation – 70,000
Shaun Dunne – 100,000
One Two One Two – 57,000
ANU Productions – 205,000
Gare St Lazare Players Ireland – 63,000
Livin Dred Theatre Company – 70,000
Dead Centre Theatre Company – 165,000
Sarah-Jane Scaife – 95,000
THISISPOPBABY – 275,000
Peter Power – 90,000
An Taibhdhearc – 39,000

Traditional Arts
Ionad Cultúrtha – 40,000
Historical Harp Society of Ireland – 39,500
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre – 77,000
Ériu – 43,000
Harp Ireland / Cruit Éireann – 80,500
Ceol Connected – 65,000
Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair – 43,000

Venues
Courthouse Arts Centre – 50,000
Tipperary Excel Heritage Company – 20,000
Nenagh Arts Centre – 25,000
The Glens Centre – 41,000
Friars’ Gate Theatre & Arts – 17,000
Complex Productions Ltd – 50,000
The Mill Theatre – 28,920
St John’s Arts Centre – 60,000
South Tipperary Arts Centre – 40,580

Visual Arts
Custom House Studios – 20,000
Askeaton Civic Trust – 50,000
Irish Arts Review – 60,000
MART – 60,000
Interface – 62,000
Artlink –106,000
The Walls Project – 19,000
Courthouse Studios and Gallery – 20,000
A4 SOUNDS – 70,000
Barrett, Marie – 52,000
Paper Visual Art Journal – 45,000
Source – 30,000
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation – 60,000
126 Artist-Run Gallery – 32,000
Goma Gallery Of Modern Art Waterford – 20,000
Mexindex – 5,000
Pallas Projects/Studios – 99,300
Lismore Castle Arts – 55,000
Tulca – 110,000

Young People, Children and Education
Anna Newell – 200,000
Graffiti Theatre Company – 180,000
Theatre Lovett – 180,000
Cliodhna – Noonan – 15,000
Dublin Youth Theatre – 70,000
The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland – 100,000
Laois Youth Dance Ensemble – 15,000
Barnstorm Theatre Company – 177,000
Superprojects – 45,000
Sian Ní Mhuirí – 115,000
Waterford Youth Arts – 80,000
Fibín – 80,000

Published on 23 October 2020

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