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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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Project Award, 2014, Round 1


Panel:  C. Dix, D. O'Connor, D. Collins; C. Doris, R. Clareke, G. Godley; E. Cranitch; C. Nunes, J. Gilson-Ellis, S. Mac Reamoinn; R. Solinas, K.O'Connell, K. Tynan; T. Ruddin, M. Cotter, A. O'Sullivan.


The project award supports specific projects in the field of a particular artform commencing in 2014. The Arts Council received 199 applications for the Project Award 2014 Round 1. 46 awards were made to the value of € 1,084,070

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded

ANU Productions

To present Vardo Corner, the final part of the acclaimed Monto Cycle as an immersive theatre production presented durationally in multiple local locations over 17 days as part of the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€49,000

Bickley, David

To continue a body of work that was initiated in the film, Materials.

Film

Cork County Council

€32,440

Brady, Jennifer

To enable the production and development of a digital film and related audio work. The work emerges from a collaborative research project exploring the role of animals in the development of early cinema, and re-imagining strategies of representation which reflect their complexity.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€3,690

Brokencrow Theatre Company

To present an innovative and experimental work in the context of a major festival. To meet the stylistic and staging challenges of presenting this ambitious, darkly funny and feral play. To use a non-theatre venue to completely immerse the audience in the play’s surreal and dystopic world.

Theatre

Cork City Council

€30,000

Brown, Noelle

To record and document the testimonies of red-headed Irish people of all ages . To reveal the science along with the myths behind the disappearing, recessive redheaded gene against an original musical back drop. To share what is created with a small invited audience.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€8,000

Browne, Michelle

To present an exhibition of national and international performance art at Dublin Castle in 2014. To further engage new audiences for live art through a seminar and workshop. To explore the potential for performance art's engagement with, and relevance to, the contemporary and historical aspects of the site.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€20,000

Bryson, Nicholas

To bring a new Ireland/UK dance production to Ireland at Dublin Dance Festival 2014. To attract new audiences to dance through carefully chosen collaborators and very high production values. To promote discussion around body image, the dancing body and access for people with disabilities

Dance

Wicklow County Council

€36,000

Cinemobile

To build sustainable audiences by initiating a new cultural cinema programme for three communities in the west of Ireland.

Film

Galway City Council

€20,000

Dunne, Shaun

To develop a new work exploring the concept of advocacy in Ireland. To collaborate with a special needs facilitator, a designer and four performers over a period of two weeks. To hold an in-development showing for an audience of potential partners/programmers at Project Arts Centre.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€11,000

Eat My Noise Productions

To compose and perform an original choral work with a bespoke Cork Choir. To create a large-scale electro-choral performance with 3D-surround sound and visuals as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2014. To platform new choral work to new music and arts audiences.

Music

Cork City Council

€18,000

Ford, Michael James

To develop a site-specific play about Henrietta Moraes, the self-destructive muse to Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud, who lived in Roundwood House in the 1970s and brought glamour, chaos and tragedy to a sleepy backwater of County Laois.

Theatre

Laois County Council

€6,000

Gaffney, Kevin

To create a 30-minute non-narrative experimental film exploring the fluidity of identity, a multiplicity of realities and cinematic signifiers.

Film

Dublin City Council

€9,436

Gúna Nua Theatre

To develop a play with songs from contemporary accounts of the wreck of The Francis Spaight. To devise with playwright Mike Finn, Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, three actors and a designer. To find a new theatrical language for this story of cannibalism aboard ship incorporating music, dialogue and design elements.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€24,000

Hughes, Kellie

To collaborate with a multi-disciplinary creative team to explore the theatrical potential of José Saramago's novel Death At Intervals. To develop a co-authored vocal/musical/physical score which will provide the framework for the creation of a new performance work. To progress to full production in 2015

Theatre

International

€11,000

Jazz on the Terrace

Dublin City Jazz Orchestra and guest artists to perform the Limerick premiere of a concert of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music and Ellingtonia in the University Concert Hall in late 2014.

Music

Dublin City Council

€14,000

Jiménez González, José Miguel

To fund the co-production of a new theatrical work between the Company and Project Arts Centre in 2014. To enable a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused around the themes of the Oresteia. To push the innovation of theatrical form through the reworking of a piece foundational to dramatic art.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€49,000

Kaleidoscope Night

To present 12 nights at the Odessa Club and one night at the Sugar Club, Dublin in 2014. To continue to provide a live performance platform for professional musicians and composers in Ireland and abroad. To engage and expand audiences for all genres of classical music with unique programming

Music

Dublin City Council

€35,000

Kilfeather, Caoimhe

To complete a new body of work for a solo exhibition at the Oonagh Young Gallery in March 2014. To buy the necessary materials to produce the work. To rent essential third-party facilities to fabricate the finished work.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€5,115

Kinsale Arts Week

Kinsale Arts Festival celebrates their tenth anniversary in 2014 and artists Daphne Wright and Ivan and Heather Morrison have been invited to create original, site-specific works for the Charles Fort heritage site.

Visual arts

Cork County Council

€25,000

Landmark Productions

To produce the world premiere of a new play by Enda Walsh in partnership with Galway Arts Festival, and present it to a potential audience of 7,500 people. To reunite the creative team that previously collaborated on Misterman on a work of significant originality, ambition and scale.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€87,000

Lime Tree Theatre

To commission the composer Brian Irvine to devise and present a new community opera, working with participants from communities in Limerick city. The work will be presented at the Lime Tree Theatre, with members of the National Symphony Orchestra /RTÉ Concert Orchestra and conducted by Fergus Shiel.

Opera

Limerick City Council

€25,000

Lismore Castle Arts

To support the production of major new work by Dorothy Cross for an exhibition at Lismore Castle Arts, St Carthage Hall, in September 2014.

Visual arts

Waterford County Council

€9,550

Loco And Reckless Productions

To collaborate with Nomad Theatre Network to co-produce a new theatre production. To develop regional audiences for theatre by directing a seasonal theatre piece by an Irish playwright. To expand Loco & Reckless Productions touring reach by developing working relationships with the Nomad venues.

Theatre

Sligo County Council

€69,000

Mac Erlaine, Seán

To present a new performance piece Alas Awake for woodwinds, electronics and choir based on Joyce’s Finnegan's Wake. To work site-specifically, presenting music outside a traditional venue model. To bring the sonic aspects of Finnegan's Wake to life without an overt attempt to translate the text.

Music

Dublin City Council

€8,090

Martin, Emma

To create a new dance show in collaboration with composer Andrew Hamilton, with co-producing partners Crash Ensemble. To premiere the work at Dublin Fringe Festival 2014.

Dance

Carlow County Council

€39,999

MCKEVITT, UNA

To explore and delineate what defines and impacts upon the experience of maleness in today's society. Through research, collaboration and rigorous workshopping to create an original theatre piece. To present the work in development during Dublin Theatre Festival 2014 in partnership with Project Arts Centre.

Theatre

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€24,000

McNulty, Dennis

To create an ambitious new body of work for a solo exhibition at the Limerick City Gallery of Art. To develop the palette of materials, techniques and strategies with which to give form to the ideas which drive my practice. To participate in the Limerick City of Culture 2014 programme.

Visual arts

South Dublin County Council

€19,000

Moonfish Theatre

To produce a stage version of the novel Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor in An Taibhdhearc, during July 2014. To present a bilingual production that uses sound, movement, puppetry and visual imagery. To collaborate with outside artists during the rehearsal process for this production

Theatre

Galway City Council

€25,000

Moukarzel, Bush

To develop an original performance based on the first plays of the 20th century's most important writers, starting with Chekhov. To collaborate with personnel from a variety of disciplines to unlock innovative staging of these lost plays, bringing audiences back to the centre of the work.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€14,000

Ni Chaoimh, Bairbre

To develop a show inspired by a collection of unique and poignant letters written by Irish soldiers on the western front to a young woman called Monica Roberts who sent them letters and parcels of comforts. To focus on the personal and human aspects of Irishmen and women’s involvement in WW1.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€16,000

O'Malley, Niamh

To support the production of a new work for a solo exhibition at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in November 2014. This represents a formal and conceptual shift in the work, interrogating of the idea of the medium and its inherent qualities. It will evolve the way in which multiple visual elements in diverse mediums can interrelate.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€13,340

O'Sullivan, Tadhg

To create a mysterious portrait of an island that weaves archival footage of a tragic, dramatic past into a fluid and poetic study of the persistent ordinary in order to create a drifting, haunting essay on time, promise and loss.

Film

Carlow County Council

€45,360

Ormston House

To support artists and curators in developing and making new works. To participate in Limerick's programme for the inaugural National City of Culture 2014. To grow our audiences through targeted development strategies.

Visual arts

Limerick City Council

€21,095

Phillips, Aine

To fund writers/contributors fees for the publication history of performance Art in Ireland. To fund editorial, design and production and printing costs for the publication.

Visual arts

Clare County Council

€17,000

Quiet Music Ensemble

To present the world premiere of a recently commissioned work by Pauline Oliveros in a live radio broadcast on RTÉ lyric FM's new music programme Nova. The two-hour programme will be devoted to the performance and discussion of the piece, a significant new work by a major figure in experimental music.

Music

Cork County Council

€8,505

Resurgam

To introduce audiences to 17th-century opera by presenting an authentic experience with St Nicholas' church as the theatre collaborates with an internationally renowned festival to maximise exposure of the event. To provide vital experience and learning opportunities to Irish singers by working with experts.

Opera

Dublin City Council

€79,000

Scannell, Raymond

To undertake an innovative exploration in Sound Design, Documentary Theatre and Musical Theatre. To create a musical in the confines of a taxi. To allow diverse artists to collaborate for the first time.

Theatre

Cork County Council

€18,000

September Jazzfest

To develop a companion piece for Phantom City with a view to recording and performing the music in 2015. To create a piece that both reflects the original Phantom City and the applicants development as a composer since the composition of the original.

Music

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€1,575

Sheehy, Joan

To develop an immersive theatrical experience around the true story of the Colleen Bawn and the romantic work it inspired. To facilitate a multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration. To develop a work for Limerick City of Culture that has local resonance and reflects contemporary practice.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€14,000

Shiel, Sonia

To produce a new animation and integral works over an 11-month residency period at ISCP, New York and IMMA, Dublin. To participate on the Art&Law Program, New York, under the mentorship of Sergio Sarmiento. To complete the project for presentation at IMMA and FLOOD in November 2014.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€11,210

Sligo Jazz Project

To present a two-stranded event taking place in July 2014. The first strand is an International Jazz Summer School which has grown into one of Europe's most important jazz events. The second is an international Jazz Festival which involves concerts by the world class educators and musicians in the summer school faculty & visiting guest acts.

Music

Sligo County Council

€35,000

Stone, Maeve

To create a collaborative, contemporary script that explores ideas of unemployment and redundancy in Ireland, through the workshopping extracts from August Strindberg's novel The Red Room - a satire lending itself to themes of bureaucracy and disillusionment.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€9,000

Tunney, Aoife

To present ambitious, high-quality innovative artworks with notable artists in Merrion Square. This project will develop wider audiences within a cultural, historical, heritage and tourism framework. The works and programme of events challenges notions of public sculpture and the exhibition.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€20,000

Wilson, Ian

To develop the concept, libretto and music for a (musically) semi-improvised opera called The Last Siren. To write the libretto under the guidance of director Ksenija Krnajski. To develop the music collaboratively with improvising singer Elaine Mitchener and sound artists The Quiet Club.

Opera

Cork City Council

€18,690

Yurodny

To develop Yurodny's repertoire through collaborative evolution of Alla Zagaykevych's newly commissioned work Sounds of Signs. To world-premiere the piece in St. Carthage's Cathedral as part of the Lismore Music Festival, in a dedicated SciLens programme inspired by Ukrainian traditional music.

Music

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€8,975