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The Arts Council, the Irish Government agency for funding and developing the arts, today published a Strategic Statement, which outlines its strategic direction, key goals and objectives as its moves into 2014. The document, which can be read in full here, is published at a time of significant change in the arts, and addresses challenges and opportunities.
Into the Light, the publication that accompanied a major exhibition celebrating the inspiring work of Irish artists and over 60 years of support for the arts by the Arts Council, has been honoured with a prestigious award by the Institute of Designers in Ireland.
At the annual awards of the Institute of Designers in Ireland last week, the 370-page Into the Light book, which was designed by Atelier, won the overall EYE Award in the Promotional Literature and Publication design category.
The Arts Council released new research which indicates that Ireland is highly engaged with the arts as a nation and most people associate the arts with major economic drivers such as tourism and foreign direct investment.
The Arts Council today announced that it has awarded €3.3m in bursaries over the past three years to allow 375 Irish artists develop their full potential and create great work.
The Arts Council extends its congratulations to writer Colm Tóibín who has made it onto the shortlist for the Man Booker prize for his novel The Testament of Mary.
The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of actress Susan Fitzgerald.
The Arts Council wishes to procure the services of a number of Arts Advisers to meet the needs of the organisation both from a quality and service delivery perspective. The art form areas to which this relates are: Architecture; Circus, Street Arts & Spectacle; Film; Opera; Theatre; Traditional Arts. Each contract will be offered separately.
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD, announced the Commissioner and Curator for Ireland’s representation at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice in 2014.
The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of Seamus Heaney.
In celebration of this year’s tenth Electric Picnic, we’ve convened a glorious rattlebag of wordsmiths and musicians to share with you something of their extraordinary art and its making, and to pay homage to masterworks enjoying their own anniversaries this very year.
Desert Rose, (oil on board) - Colin Middleton, 1975, Arts Council Virtual Gallery.