€700k in Culture Ireland Funding Announced for Irish Music and Arts Abroad

Just Mustard will undertake a tour of the USA and a support tour of the EU with Fontaines D.C. this spring.

€700k in Culture Ireland Funding Announced for Irish Music and Arts Abroad

Pillow Queens, Just Mustard, CMAT, Junior Brother, Susan O’Neill, Loah, Téada, and Irish Baroque Orchestra among recipients.
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Minister for Arts Catherine Martin has announced funding of over €700k by Culture Ireland for Irish music and arts abroad in 2022.

Funding of €616k was announced for the December round of Culture Ireland’s awards, and an additional €100k has been allocated for Seoda 2022, an online festival during the St Patrick’s Day period.

Among the recipients in the music category are Pillow Queens, who will undertake a tour of USA and Canada in March and April; Just Mustard, who will tour the USA and support Fontaines D.C. in an EU tour during the same period; Dervish, who will tour USA and Canada in February and March; THUMPER, who tour Europe; and the Irish Baroque Orchestra and Rachel Podger who will perform at Oxford and Cambridge in the UK in June.

Also receiving awards for touring and concerts abroad are Junior Brother, CMAT, Susan O’Neill, Screaming Orphans, Téada, Fears, Silverbacks, Sharon Shannon, Aoife Scott, Gatehouse, Fionnuala Moynihan and Diarmaid Moynihan, Bantum and Loah, and Robocobra Quartet.

For full details of awards across all art forms, see below. For more, visit www.cultureireland.ie.

 Culture Ireland Grants – December 2021

Architecture
The Irish Architecture Foundation and the Estonian Centre for Architecture presenting There is a Forest, curated by Alder Architects, Dublin, and b210 Architects, Tallinn, at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale, 7 September–30 October 2022.
€22,000

Dance
Teaċ Daṁsa presenting MÁM at the International May Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany, 13–19 May 2022.
€35,000

Liz Roche Company performing Yes and Yes in association with Solas Nua, at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington D.C., and and at Villanova University, Philadelphia,USA, 9–14 September 2022.
€24,000

United Fall performing Birdboy at Imaginate, Edinburgh’s International Children’s Festival, Scotland, 12–14 May 2022.
€10,000

Usłyszeć Taniec IRLANDIA presenting Ruth McKenna as part of Irish music and dance tour in various cities in Poland, 10–20 March 2022.
€500

Film
Presentation of Irish films at the Irish Film Festival Australia 2022, in cinema and online, 2 September–16 October 2022.
€8,000

Presentation of the 23rd Chicago Irish Film Festival, Chicago, IL, USA, in person 3–6 March 2022 and Online 7–13 March 2022.
€6,000

Screening of Irish films at the 12th Annual Toronto Irish Film Festival, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre, Toronto, Canada, 25–27 March 2022.
€4,000

Screening of An Cailín Ciúin / The Quiet Girl by Inscéal, at the Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 10–20 February 2022.
€3,000

Alexander Niskac presenting the second edition of ZOOM IRELAND 2022: Irish film evenings at EUROPANORAMA 2022 across Europe, including Czechia, Finland, Slovenia, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Austria, Croatia and Lithuania, 16 April–15 October 2022.
€3,000

Literature
Presentation of Irish authors at the Bay Area Book Festival 2022 in Berkeley, USA, 7–8 May 2022.
€5,000

Salmon Poetry participating in the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference & Book Fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA, 23–26 March 2022.
€2,000

Participation of Natalya O’Flaherty in the 5th international Poetry Slam Cyprus 2022, 13–15 March 2022.
€830

Presentation of ‘An Evening with Pádraig Ó Tuama’ at the IRL Festival, Conrad Performing Arts Centre, Canada, 6 March 2022.
€800 

Music
Pillow Queens undertaking a tour of North America, USA and Canada, 23 March–19 April 2022.
€15,000

Just Mustard undertaking a tour of the USA and support tour of the EU with Fontaines D.C, 4 March–12 April 2022.
€15,000

Dervish undertaking a tour of USA and Canada, 26 February–19 March 2022.
€10,000

THUMPER undertaking a tour of Europe, including France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, 25 February–18 March 2022.
€10,000

Susan O’Neill undertakes a showcase tour of the East Coast of North America, including the Folk Alliance International Showcase, Kansas City, and the Block Heater Festival, Calgary, USA and Canada, 11 February–2 March 2022.
€9,500

Irish Baroque Orchestra and Rachel Podger performing Bach’s Doubles and Triples at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford and Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge, Britain, 24–26 June 2022.
€8,000

Junior Brother undertaking a tour of Britain and Scotland, including Brighton, London, and Glasgow, Britain and Scotland, 3–14 April 2022.
€7,000

Shane Hennessy undertaking tour of the USA, 9–21 March 2022.
€6,000

Screaming Orphans undertaking a tour of the USA, 3–20 March 2022.
€6,000

Irish traditional musicians undertaking the Heartbeat Tour of Germany and Switzerland, 4 March–5 April 2022.
€6,000

The Zen Arcade undertaking a tour of Britain and Scotland, including Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, and Bristol, 2–14 April 2022.
€6,000

Sharon Shannon undertaking a tour of Britain, including Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool, 2–18 February 2022.
€5,000

Presentation of Irish artists touring Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, 2 –19 March 2022.
€5,000

CMAT undertaking a tour of Britain, 31 March–10 April 2022.
€5,000

Cua undertaking a tour of Britain and Scotland, 8–24 April 2022.
€5,000

Presentation of Irish artists at 30e Semaines Irlandaises en Artois-Gohelle, France, 5–26 March 2022
€5,000

Téada undertaking a tour of the USA, 4–19 March 2022.
€5,000

CMAT undertaking a tour of the USA, in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York, USA, 21 March–24 March 2022.
€4,500

RIAM Percussion Ensemble performing at at NYU Steinhardt, Lehman College and Queen’s College, New York, USA, 26 March–1 April 2022.
€4,500

Fears (Constance Keane) undertaking tour of the USA, 22 February–20 March 2022.
€4,000

Silverbacks performing in London, Manchester, Bristol, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Brighton and Leeds, 6–12 March 2022.
€4,000

EFÉ undertaking a tour of Europe, including Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, France, England and Scotland, 20 March–4 April 2022.
€3,800

Aoife Scott undertaking a tour of Britain, supporting Sharon Shannon, including Cambridge, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool, 1–19 February 2022.
€3,500 

Concerts/ performances by Dr Thomas Johnston, Séan O’Meara, EADAOIN, Oran Leong and Irish dancers at the Irish Festival: The Spring Gathering, in Kangasala and Tampere, Finland, 20–23 April 2022.
€3,000

Gatehouse presenting traditional Irish music at St Patrick’s Night at The Orpheum Concert Hall, and at a concert at Früschoppen Eire, Vienna, Austria, 17–18 March 2022.
€2,500 

Presentation of ‘John Field and Turlough O’ Carolan: The Pianist and the Piper’, by Dr Fionnuala Moynihan and Diarmaid Moynihan, at the Catholic Cathedral, Moscow, Russia, 26 October 2022.
€2,000

Bantum and Loah performing at the Oscar Wilde Awards 2021, Los Angeles, USA, 24 March 2022.
€2,000

Eimear Arkins and Eileen Gannon undertaking a tour of various cities in the USA for St. Patrick’s Day, 13–27 March 2022.
€2,000 

Robocobra Quartet performing at The Shacklewell Arms, and Windmill Brixton, London, Britain, 3–6 March 2022
€1,500

Physique, featuring Neil Quigley and Sam Scranton, performing at Constellation, Chicago IL, USA, 24 April 2022
€1,200

Participation of Irish musicians in ‘Rejoice with Joyce 1922–1922’ at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 24 -25 February 2022.
€1,200

West Cork Chamber Music Festival Commission presenting Kindersang by Deirdre Gribbin, at the Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York, USA, 24 September 2022.
€1,200

Tara Viscardi (harp), Meadhbh O’ Rourke (classical flute) and Jack Hennessy (traditional flute) performing at the 14th World Harp Congress, Cardiff, Wales, 22–28 July 2022.
€1,000

Tyneside Irish Cultural Society presenting Irish traditional musicians at three concerts in Newcastle, Britain, 24 February–28 April 2022.
€1,000

Theatre
Manchán Magan undertaking a tour of North America, performing ARÁN & IM, USA, 10 March –10 May 2022.
€45,000

Dead Centre presenting ‘Chekhov’s First Play’ at the Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden, 27 -31 August–31 2022.
€40,000

Dead Centre presenting ‘Beckett’s Room’ at the Piccolo Teatro, Milan, Italy, 27–31 May 2022.
€38,000

Gare St Lazare undertaking the 25th anniversary tour of The Beckett Trilogy, at Hudson Hall, New York and the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, 26 August –12 December 2022.
€17,000

Branar Téatar do Pháistí presenting ‘How to Catch a Star’ at the Ottowa Children’s Festival, Canada, 19–23 May 2022.
€15,000

Presentation of Pan Pan’s The First Bad Man by Miranda July at FFT DÜSSELDORF, Germany, 22–27 March 2022.
€14,000

The Performance Corporation presenting EMPEROR 101 at SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA, 13–18 March 2022.
€8,500

Anna Newell performing I AM BABA at the WeeFestival, Toronto, Canada, 7–11 June 2022.
€6,000

Theatre Lovett digitally presenting The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly featuring at the New Victory and Canadian Childrens’ Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 31 May–5 June 2022.
€5,000

Baubo Theatre presenting The Cabinet of Curatrocities by at Footsbarn en Fete, La Chaussee, France, 16–18 September 2022.
€3,400

anseo|anois theatre presenting Paler, Still by Oonagh Wall at the Brighton Fringe, Brighton, Britain, 17–20 May 2022.
€2,000

Visual Art
Exhibition of John Gerrard’s Mirror Pavilion Leaf Work at the Sydney Biennale, Australia, 12 March–13 June 2022.
€15,000

Group exhibition of Mata Irlanda/Irelands Eye, by Anishta Chooramun, Jamie Cross, Louis Haugh, Vanessa Jones, Bara Palcik and Ciara Roche, at the World Trade Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia, 14–20 March 2022.
€10,000

Presentation of Matt Bollinger and Atsushi Kaga by mother’s tankstation at Felix Art Fair, Los Angeles, USA, 17–20 February 2022
€6,000

Exhibition In the Light of Conscience by Brian Maguire at the Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana, USA, 4 March–15 August 2022.
€6,000

Stoney Road Press participating in the Expo Chicago 2022, Navy Pier, Chicago, USA, 8–11 April 2022.
€6,000

Ormston House presenting Laura Fitzgerald at Supermarket Independent Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden, 26–29 May 2022.
€6,000

Exhibition of works by Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Sonia Shiel and Stephen Loughman at Art Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 10–13 February 2022.
€5,000

Exhibition of ‘work from Passage, Gossamer, Akeldama, Lazybeds, Pyramid’, by John Noel Smith, at the Galerie Born, Berlin, Germany, 5 October–5 November 2022.
€5,000

Exhibition of Say the dream is real and the wall imaginary by Anita Groener at the Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, USA, 11 March–23 April 2022.
€4,900

Photographic exhibition of The Children of the Free State by Annie Holland at the United Irish Cultural Centre, San Francisco, USA, 11–20 March 2022
€2,500

Participation of Siobhan McDonald in the exhibition Earth: Digging Deep in British Art 1715-2022, at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol, Britain, 2 July–11 September 2022.
€2,500

Exhibition of Enclave by Richard Hearns, at Salon Acme, Mexico City, 10–17 February 2022.
€1,000 

Multidisciplinary
Presentation of the Irish Cultural Centre’s Early Spring Programme, Hammersmith, Britain, 15 February–10 April 2022.
€12,000

Exhibition of Yeats In Love, and music and dance performances, as part of the Brussels Saint Patrick’s Day events, Brussels, Leuven and Eupen, Brussels, 13 February–31 May 2022.
€10,000

Irish artists participating in the Beogradski Irski Festival (Belgrade Irish Festival), Belgrade, Serbia, 11–20 March 2022.
€8,000

Irish Music and Dance London (IMDL) presenting summer-winter programme of concerts and events, Britain, 15 July–3 December 2022.
€8,000

Presentation of ‘Create Together’ a multidisciplinary showcase of contemporary Irish arts, by MART Gallery in connection with CIACLA Los Angeles, USA, 18 April–1 May 2022.
€6,000

Participation of Irish artists in the Hinterland: West Festival at the United Irish Cultural Centre, San Francisco, USA, 18-20 March 2022.
€5,000

Presentation of Irish film and music at Craic Fest, New York, USA, 3–12 March 2022.
€4,000

Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune presenting ‘The Threads that Bind us - Folklore and Traditional Song connecting Newfoundland and the Southeast of Ireland’ in various venues in Newfoundland, Canada, 4–14 May 2022.
€3,000

Paul Regan performing at PAB OPEN Festival 2022 at the Villa Terminus in Bergen, Norway, 2–3 April 2022.
€350

Total for December 2021: €615,680

Published on 8 February 2022

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