€1.87m Announced for Irish Music and Arts Abroad

Dublin garage noise band Sprints will play The Great Escape in Brighton as part of the First Music Contact/Music from Ireland showcase.

€1.87m Announced for Irish Music and Arts Abroad

First Music Contact, the Irish Arts Center in New York, Wyvern Lingo, Just Mustard, Thumper, Lúnasa and TU Dublin Harp Ensemble among recipients.

Culture Ireland, which supports Irish arts abroad, has announced its most recent funding decisions for projects taking place in 2022, totalling €1.87m.

€1.47m has been allocated to the organisations First Music Contact, Literature Ireland and the Irish Film Institute International, as well as Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and the Irish Arts Center in New York, for their programmes. First Music Contact will present a number of Irish musicians at international events, including garage noise band Sprints and rapper Malaki at the Great Escape festival in Brighton, where Ireland is a lead partner. 

Arts projects 
In addition, €394k has been allocated to 47 other projects, including €104k for music. Among the recipients are pop-rock band Wyvern Lingo, who will tour Europe in February and March; TU Dublin Harp Ensemble, who will perform at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff in July; Just Mustard, who will tour Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium in February; and a performance of composer Karen Power’s works by Quiet Music Ensemble will take place in New York in April. Maria Somerville, Lúnasa, Thumper, We Banjo 3 and Goitse have also been awarded funding for international tours.

The funding is also supporting an Irish presence at events such as Celtic Connections in Glasgow and CelticFest in Vancouver.

Commenting on the funding, Minister Catherine Martin said: 

It is vital that we continue to support our artists as they work to present their work globally in new and innovative ways. I am delighted that the Culture Ireland funding announced today will assist Irish artists to reach audiences worldwide in person, where possible and return to making cultural connections and building audiences for Irish arts.

For the full list of project recipients across art forms, see below. For more, visit www.cultureireland.ie.

Film
Presentation of Irish artists for the Irish Film London programme, St Brigid’s Day events, London, Britain, 15 December 2021–28 February 2022.
5,000

Literature
Illustrators Ireland participation in the Bologna Children’s Bookfair, Bologna, Italy, 21–24 March 2022
1,500

Futa Fata participation in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy from 21–24 March 2022.
1,500 

Participation by Little Island Book at Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Bologna, Italy, 21–24 March 2022.
1,500

Annemarie Ní Churreáin, The Poison Glen Book Tour, Georgia, USA, 24–28 January 2022.
1,500 

M.H. Gill & Co. participation in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy, 21–24
900 

Performances by Patrick Ryan at Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Italy, 21–24 March 2022.
600 

Music
Presentation of Irish artists at the Celtic Connections Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, 20 January–6 March 2022
18,000

We Banjo 3 tour of the USA, 12 January–12 March 2022.
10,000 

Lúnasa tour of Canada and USA, 10 February–30 March 2022.
9,000 

Presentation of Irish artists at the CelticFest Vancouver, Vancouver BC, Canada, 16–20 March 2022
9,000 

Goitse tour of the USA, 24 February–23 March 2022.
8,000 

Just Mustard tour in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, 9–15 February 2022.
7,000 

Wyvern Lingo tour in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, France and Belgium, 14 February – 4 March 2022.
7,000 

Screaming Orphans tour of USA, 8 January–5 February 2022.
6,000 

The Jeremiahs USA Tour, various cities, 16–27 March 2022.
6,000 

Performance of Karen Power’s works by Quiet Music Ensemble at Roulette Intermedium, New York, USA, 7 April 2022.
4,750 

Maria Somerville European tour, including France, Italy, Austria, The Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands and Belgium, 19 January–5 February 2022.
4,500 

Thumper virtual tour of Europe, USA and Japan, 16–19 December 2021.
4,000 

Performance by TU Dublin Harp Ensemble at the World Harp Congress, Cardiff, Wales, 25 July 2022.
4,000 

4InABar performing in Appenzell Festival, and in St Gallen and Berne, Switzerland, 30 April–2 May 2022.
2,000 

Attendance by Karen Power at performance of her composition at Roulette, Brooklyn, New York, and at Nature of Music Series, Other Minds Festival, California, USA, 5–13 April 2022.
1,800 

The Jeremiahs tour of Britain, 19–26 February 2022.
1,400 

Gráinne Hunt and Brendan Walsh performing Songs from Ireland, Dusseldorf, Germany, 6–8 January 2022.
800 

Performance by Tale of the Gael at The Colmcille Connection, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 19 December 2021
680

Theatre
Presentation of To Be a Machine (Version 1.0) by Dead Centre at Hong Kong Arts Festival 23- 26 March 2022, Taiwan Arts Festival 7–10 April 2022, Macao Arts Festival 22 -26 May 2022 and live streamed from Dublin.
56,000 

Bruiser Theatre Company presenting Mojo Mickybo by Owen McCafferty at Liverpool, London, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, Britain and Scotland, 14–27 March 2022.
8,000 

Presentation of Purple Snow Flakes and Titty Wanks by Sarah Hanly at Royal Court Theatre, London, Britain, co-produced by Abbey Theatre, 1–12 February 2022.
8,000

tasteinyourmouth presents Narcissus by William J Dunleavy at the Chiswick Playhouse, London, Britain, 11–15 January 2022.
6,000

Tadhg Hickey performing In One Eye, Out The Other in London, Bristol, and Glasgow, 24 January–13 February 2022.
6,000 

Visual Art
Presentation of the exhibition Entanglement by ANNEX at transmediale festival, Berlin, Germany, 25 January–18 February 2022
28,500 

Presentation of the Richard Mosse Exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, Germany, 26 March–31 July 2022.
17,000 

Exhibition of An Experiment with Time by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland, 4 February–26 March 2022.
12,000 

Stoney Road Press participate in the 34th Edition of The London Art Fair, Islington, London, Britain, 19–23 January 2022.
5,000 

Participation by the Kerlin Gallery at the Art Basel Miami Beach, USA, 30 November–4 December 2021.
5,000 

Presentation of Laura Fitzgerald’s work at Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria, 10 January–14 February 2022
5,000 

Galleria Weber and Weber presenting three solo exhibitions by Gillian Lawler, Turin, 11 January–26 February 2022.
1,000 

Exhibition of Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock prints ) Kanreki by the Graphic Studio Dublin at The International Mokuhanga Conference, Nara, Japan, 1–3 December 2021.
800 

Presentation of Progress, Trieste-Zürich-Paris by Denis Buckley, screened online on Rio Cinema Player, 2 February 2022
600 

Multidisciplinary
Presentation of Irish artists at St. Patrick’s Day festival, London, Britain, 13 March 2022
15,000 

Presentation of Solas Nua’s multidisciplinary programme, Washington DC, USA, 1 January – 31 July 2022.
15,000 

Presentation of the Irish Cultural Centre’s winter programme, 17 December 2021–12 February 2022
8,500 

Presentation of Irish artists for the Irish Music and Dance in London (IMDL) spring/summer programme, Britain, 22 January–6 June 2022
8,000 

Presentation of Anam Chairde at Irish Arts Week at Celtic Junction Arts Centre, St Pauls Minnesota, USA, 14–23 April 2022
4,000

Published on 22 November 2021

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