17 September 2012: Arts Council announces Into the Light

In 2012, the Arts Council celebrates the 60 years of supporting the arts  with a series of exhibitions titled 'Into the Light - 60 Years of Supporting the Arts' which will be held in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Sligo. The exhibitions will consist of works selected from over 1,000 pieces which make up the Arts Council collection.

To mark the occasion, the Arts Council and RTÉ are supporting the making of four short films which respond creatively to the collection. The films will be stand alone pieces of 3 minutes in duration which will be broadcast in RTÉ Television’s weekly arts series, The Works, in November and December 2012.

These short films will be highly creative but will also work for a mainstream television audience. The Arts Council and RTÉ will look for projects which combine directors and producers with a track record of quality and creativity in film-making and/or television production. Each film will be provided with a budget of up to €12,500.

Application packs for this unique initiative are now available from Filmbase by emailing intothelight@filmbase.ie. The packs include guidelines, background information on the exhibitions and an application form.  Please note application packs are intended only for use by prospective applicants and are not for circulation.

An information session will take place on Wednesday, 19 September at 14:00 in the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. Anyone interested in attending should register with Filmbase (events@filmbase.ie). Prospective applicants should note that the deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00pm on Monday, 1 October 2012. Applicants must be available for interview on Monday, 8 October and be in a position to deliver completed films on, or before, Monday, 19 November.

Anyone who has previously registered for the information session is being forwarded an application pack.

Applications must be submitted to intothelight@filmbase.ie by email only before 5:00pm on Monday, 1 October.

Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.
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Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.

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