"Heart and soul of Irish summer" - Olive Braiden
Ireland is bursting with creativity this summer, with more than one hundred arts festivals across the country between today and September, the Arts Council has said.
The Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Martin Cullen T.D., this afternoon made his first visit to the Arts Council.
As part of an ongoing commitment to improving its range of supports for artists, the Arts Council has announced a significant increase in the Cnuas, the payment made to some Aosdána members to allow artists to devote themselves full time to creative work.
The Arts Council has announced details of successful recipients under round two of the Small Festivals Scheme for 2008. This specific funding programme is aimed at small locally based events and festivals that have requested funding from the Council of up to €20,000.
The Chair of the Arts Council, Olive Braiden, said Ms O'Faolain had made a significant contribution to Irish creative writing and would be mourned and badly missed by the arts community.
Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland elected 10 new members at its General Assembly in Royal Hospital Kilmainham today.
The Arts Council is pleased to announce that it is currently undertaking research into the publics' engagement with architecture in Ireland.
The Arts Council extends hearty congratulations to Eileen Walsh on her success in winning the Best Actress Award for her role in "Eden"at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The two arts councils on the island of Ireland today agreed closer cooperation, including harmonising support for artists, strengthening arts organisations and bringing the best of Irish arts to audiences at home and abroad.
The Arts Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Seán Mac Cárthaigh to its senior management team. Seán will join the existing management team as the Director of Public Affairs.
Yelemba dance troupe from the Ivory Coast - Clonmel Junction Festival.