The Arts Council now invites applications for the Kevin Kieran Architecture Award. Named after the late Kevin Kieran, architect, distinguished academic and former consultant to the Arts Council, this award, offered by the Arts Council in partnership with the Office of Public Works, aims to support the creative development of the architect and to direct funding towards architectural excellence and innovation.
President of Ireland Mary McAleese presided at a ceremony this afternoon, Monday 24 November 2008, to mark the election of visual artist Camille Souter and composer Seóirse Bodley as Saoithe in Aosdána.
The Arts Council in association with the IRMA Trust and Music Network (MN) today announced the names of 41 individuals and organisations awarded funding through the Music Capital Scheme and Research Project.
The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing on Friday (7 November) of the Donegal fiddle player, James Byrne.
The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of Aosdána member, James Liddy, who died on Tuesday 4 November 2008.
The Arts Council is pleased to bring together national and international experts from the arts, social media and broadcasting in a one day working seminar to explore the ways in which artists and the public are adapting and adopting new ways of producing, presenting and promoting the arts.
The Arts Council has congratulated Grafton Architects on winning the major prize at the inaugural World Architecture Festival Awards in Barcelona.
The Government has allocated a grant of €75.7 million to the Arts Council for 2009. Commenting on the 2009 funding of the Arts Council, Maurice Foley, Deputy Chair said: "We do appreciate the challenges facing the Government and the Minister and we understand the need to cut some public spending. Nevertheless, we are disappointed at the 2009 allocation to the Arts Council, which will in practice leave us with nearly €9 million or about 10 % less money in overall terms than we invested in 2008.
The Arts Council has expressed its regret at the passing of writer and Aosdana member Sydney Bernard Smith. Mr. Smith died on Saturday 11 October.
Arts Council launches Raising Your Voice: Towards a policy for the development of choral music in Ireland
Yelemba dance troupe from the Ivory Coast - Clonmel Junction Festival.