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The Arts Council has today announced that a major series of exhibitions will take place from December this year celebrating the inspiring work of Irish artists and 60 years of support for the sector by the Arts Council.
The Arts Council congratulates Grafton Architects (Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara) on winning the Silver Lion Award for Promising Practice at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012. The announcement was made this morning by the overall Curator, David Chipperfield, at the Awards Ceremony in Venice. The Venice Biennele is largely accepted as the most important architecture exhibition in the world.
The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2013 Reel Art scheme. Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme.
The Arts Council and Culture Ireland have announced the artist and commissioner/curator to represent Ireland at the Venice Art Biennale in 2013, which is an initiative of Culture Ireland, in partnership with the Arts Council.
In 2012, the Arts Council celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its collection as well as 60 years of supporting the arts. To mark the occasion, the Arts Council and RTÉ will support 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
The Arts Council's Project awards support specific project activities under each of the artform/arts practice areas shown below. The award guidelines for each award can be downloaded from the available funding section of the Arts Council's website.
Location One is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange through exhibitions, residencies, performances, public lectures and workshops.
The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of writer Maeve Binchy.
The Chairman of the Arts Council, Ms Pat Moylan, has said too narrow a view is being taken of infrastructure investment and that the arts should be considered in any future funds given its potential to create jobs.
The Arts Council congratulates all architects from Ireland who will be exhibiting their work in Venice this year as part of the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.