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The decisions database gives a listing of 2007-2014 Arts Council funding decisions.  Decisions are routinely published in the Arts Council newsletter, and  historical decisions are recorded in the Arts Council's annual reports which are available online in the publications section.


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Opera Production Award 2014

Panel: Council

The Arts Council received a total of 15 applications for this award and has offered a total 4 awards in response

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded


A collaborative partnership staging of a bold and stylish new English-language version of The Vampire (1828) by Henreich Marschner. To be produced in a significant festival setting (5-6 performances) and with a large company of up to 100 Irish artists drawn from the professional and volunteer sectors.


Cork City Council


Irish Youth Opera

To produce Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and provide a professional platform for young Irish opera practitioners at a decisive point in their development.


Louth County Council


Waterford Theatre Royal Society

To stage The Invader - a new opera by Eric Sweeney with libretto by Mark Roper - through collaboration between the writers, creative team and cast. To bring this new work to audiences in the South East of Ireland and subsequently to a wider audience in Ireland and abroad.


Waterford City Council


Wide Open Opera

To stage John Adam’s 1987 Nixon in China, internationally regarded as one of the operatic masterpieces of recent times. To collaborate with Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and others


Dublin City Council