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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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Theatre artist residency scheme 2012

Panel: Grants Committee

The Arts Council received a total of 17 applications for this award and has offered a total 7 awards in response

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded

Carmel Winters, Everyman Palace

To engage fulltime with a professional theatre by being the writer in residence at the Everyman, to ring-fence focused time for the creation of an original new theatre play, and to develop new relationships and new audiences through interaction with local communities.


Cork County Council


Deirdre Kinahan, Solstice Arts Centre

To work as theatre artist in residence at Solstice Arts Centre, Meath. To write a new play for the centre, to provide for independent theatre development and practice in the county and to collaborate with the venue and arts office in presenting theatre and creating artistic opportunities.


Meath County Council


Jim Nolan, Garter Lane Arts Centre

To direct a large-scale production with combined local amateur companies, to mentor the work of emerging local playwrights, and to research a project to offer participation in theatre making to groups and individuals disenfranchised from access to creative expression.


Waterford City Council


Louise Lowe, Droichead Arts Centre

To create a year-long residency based in Barlow House, Droichead Arts Centre, to research and develop innovative approaches to off-site and site-specific theatre in Louth, and to initiate a professional mentoring strand to local artists.


Louth County Council


The Company, Civic Theatre Tallaght

To fund a year-long residency at the Civic Theatre, gaining both time and space to investigate participatory theatre practices as a methodology. To begin to involve local communities in our work. To develop the company's working practice outside the pressures of final performances.


South Dublin County Council


Theatre Lovett, Riverbank Arts Centre

To engage with Theatre Lovett's expertise with children and young people. To deepen relationships through audience interaction and by offering an extensive range of outreach work to Newbridge and Kildare, and to enable the company further develop its theatre productions.


Kildare County Council


Veronica Coburn, Draíocht Arts Centre

To develop a coherent programme of work focusing on the clown and working with a range of groups from the Dublin 15 area. To facilitate the development of the artist's own practice, and to provide an opportunity for other theatre artists to engage with the clown through mask pedagogy.


Fingal County Council