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Eight leading Irish arts organisations are aiming to raise €10 million in private funding over the next five years as part of a new Arts Council initiative. The pilot project is designed to place the organisations on a stronger financial footing and will mean people around the country will be able to experience more high quality performances, exhibitions, film screenings and other arts events.
As part of the Culture Night celebrations the Arts Council will open its doors on Friday 21 September from 5.30 pm until 9.00 pm to showcase work from its collection. A special focus this year will be on two works by the artist Patrick Scott, who was elected as a Saoi of Aosdana in July 2007.
The Chairman of the Arts Council Ms Pat Moylan has welcomed the announcement of additional jobs for Galway by the gaming company Electronic Arts. The Creative Industries hold a real dividend for Ireland, Ms Moylan said.
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.
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.
Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.