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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 2013, Round 2


Panel: Catherine Nunes, John Scott, Liz Roche, Nicholas Carolan, Ríonach Ui Ogain, Len Graham, Sean Walsh, Lynette Moran, Marie Brett, Michael Nielson, Evangelia Rigaki, Gary Sheehan, Deborah Kelleher, Martin Healy, Oliver Dowling, Tessa Giblin.


The project award supports specific projects in the field of a particular artform commencing in 2013. The Arts Council received 277 applications for the Project Award 2013 Round 2. 62 awards were made to the value of € 1,578,151.00

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded

126

A series of projects designed to engage audiences through residencies, gallery exhibitions and discussion.

Visual arts

Galway City Council

€15,000

ANU Productions

To present VARDO CORNER, a highly physical work in development showcase at the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€17,000

Askeaton Civic Trust

To support and contextualise artistic agency in Askeaton through an ambitious programme, to develop resources to encourage new understandings of the region through international collaboration and to allow for the programme to be considered both socially and culturally innovative, as a model of a high standard.

Visual arts

Limerick County Council

€20,000

Association of Irish Composers

To establish a 'canon' of contemporary Irish works; achieved by hosting repeat concert performances, specifically curated by Ireland's leading performers; facilitated by drawing on, and strengthening the network of Irish composers already working in universities and music venues across the country.

Music

Dublin City Council

€7,900

Brown, Noelle

To present and perform in a new and original theatre production as part of the Fringe Festival 2013, breaking new theatrical ground with its part documentary style narrative, visual projections and musical score.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€9,000

Byrne, Rhona

To enable a collaborative process between an artist, an educational curator and a publisher/production house. To resource the research, development and prototyping phase of an 'activity' publication/kit, and to extend the possibilities of children's art publications that explore art, space and interaction.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€5,840

Carpio, Sean

To spend five days developing, rehearsing and collaborating on new music for the trio Pinto. To develop the group’s repertoire and language. To present this work to as diverse an audience as possible in the form of a concert, pre concert discussion, and open rehearsals.

Music

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€5,390

Cartmell, Selina

To stage an imaginative and visceral re-working of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Project Arts Centre in 2014.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€61,000

Commonage

To provide a new opportunity for collaborative architecture practice. To develop an approach to participation for adults with a disability to design creative, nimble solutions to their housing needs. To disseminate outcomes widely with an ambition to influence policy in architecture and disability.

Arts participation

Kilkenny County Council

€37,687

Concorde

To create a concert series which focuses on the creation of new work, collaboration between performers and composers, intimate listening experiences. To enable Concorde to review existing repertoire and engage with new work. To offer selected Irish composers at least three performances of new work.

Music

Galway City Council

€22,900

Connolly, Denis

To produce a series of artworks in the form of optical headsets altering our view of the world and allowing us to see as do certain animals. To develop the headsets as wearable sculpture, transforming the viewer into art; and to exhibit these in the National Museum’s Dead Zoo, exploring perception in a museum context.

Visual arts

International

€24,685

Daly, Fergus

To create an experimental film invoking history and geography in order to explore the limits of human experience in the face of punishment, torture and the misuse of power.

Film

Cork City Council

€31,200

Decadent Theatre Company

To create a quality production of Defender Of The Faith with a highly reputable creative team, and produce a touring production that plays in 13 regional venues.

Theatre

Galway City Council

€85,000

Dyas, Veronica

To present a new theatre work interrogating contemporary Ireland via homelessness, housing and spirituality.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€12,000

Fahy, Therese

To create a special collection of pieces for the piano, written specifically for smaller hands, by six leading Irish composers. To present six public workshops leading to the world premiere recital. To integrate the six works into an imaginative concert series, artistically marrying old and new.

Music

Fingal County Council

€26,800

Fitzgerald, Emma

To collaborate with Áine Stapleton in the creation of an original choreography titled Lurky Lurky. Lurky Lurky will be commissioned by Chocolate Factory Theatre NYC. It will be performed by Emma Fitzpatrick and Stapleton with live video editing by Brian Rogers, artistic director of Chocolate Factory.

Dance

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€39,245

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland

A 60th anniversary Waiting for Godot at The Dublin Theatre Festival 2013 in a new interpretation that is current and vital with excellent production values.

Theatre

Cork County Council

€33,000

Gúna Nua Theatre

To produce the world premiere of Faith by Paul Meade in association with Civic Theatre and to tour to 13 venues nationwide in February/March 2014 through Imeall and Nomad networks.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€55,000

Heaney, Eoin

To research and develop an experimental film dealing with the cyclical nature and repetitive behaviour of contemporary Irish society.

Film

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€37,000

Higgins, Michael

To produce a single channel film that incorporates a minimal, abstract narrative while utilising contrasting filmmaking techniques inspired by both fictional narrative and documentary cinema.

Film

Dublin City Council

€3,650

Kelly, Sonya

To collaborate with a dramaturg/director to develop fresh concepts on a new solo project and to present the results to potentially interested bodies and producers.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€6,000

Kenny, Sorcha

To create and deliver an innovative new theatre presentation about female identity and to tackle the tough issues facing women in contemporary society and affect a change in consciousness.

Theatre

Fingal County Council

€32,000

Kimura, Izumi

To collaborate with guitarist Shane Latimer and drummer Matthew Jacobson. To create new music from intensive rehearsals, and to document the performance professionally. To introduce this highly intuitive music to Irish audience of jazz, contemporary classical, electronic music and more.

Music

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€3,590

Knight, Trevor

To create a new music-led interdisciplinary work 'Filthy Angel' for production at Project Arts Centre Dublin. To devise and compose by collaboration a score for voice, electronics aquafone and harp. To continue to develop collaborative artistic relationships establish shed over many years.

Music

Dublin City Council

€32,649

Lane, Tom

To create new composition for public performance at Dublin's Samuel Beckett Bridge called HARP: A River Cantata. Ulysses Opera Theatre will manage the performance of the piece, as part of the Fringe Festival in September 2013. The piece will activate the bridge as Ireland's largest musical instrument.

Music

Dublin City Council

€34,480

Langan, Clare

A short film set in a projected future world, using experimental filmic techniques along with apparent 'archival footage'.

Film

Kerry County Council

€50,000

Lehane, Ruth

To produce and perform a one-woman clown show, radically challenging the common perception of the form and function of red nose theatre.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€24,000

Lismore Castle Arts

To stage a programme of exhibitions and events over a six-month period; to support high-end visual arts, alongside community-focused, programming in rural Ireland; and to create and develop audiences for contemporary practice in the South East.

Visual arts

Waterford County Council

€6,000

Lynch, Sean

To complete a body of work for a major solo exhibition in the UK and subsequent shows. To continue to develop a critical viewpoint towards understandings of the public realm that is relevant internationally; and to technically progress in the production of slide projections with synchronised voiceovers

Visual arts

Kerry County Council

€14,300

Mac Erlaine, Seán

To bring world-renowned saxophonist Hayden Chisholm to Ireland to create collaborative work. To perform Hayden's piece Love in Numbers in The Unitarian Church in Dublin, November 2013. To lead a quartet of saxophonists dedicated to niche innovative music particular to the instrument.

Music

Dublin City Council

€5,600

Martin, Emma

To create a new dance theatre production, which uses a well known tale to connect to folk culture and mythology, working with an interdisciplinary cast and experienced artistic team. To present the piece during the Dublin Dance Festival and Eigse Arts Festival in 2014.

Dance

Carlow County Council

€39,850

McAree, Paul

To present a multi-venue exhibition in August 2013, at Monstertruck Gallery and FLOOD. To invite two international curators to present two of four exhibitions from September 2013 to May 2014. To present a one-off event by artist Sonia Shiel in autumn 2013; and to commission contextual material alongside each project.

Visual arts

Fingal County Council

€10,000

McCann, Kevin

To produce an experimental film set in Mexico which explores mind, body and spirit, and examines key areas related to life, death and rebirth.

Film

Cavan County Council

€27,000

McDonagh, Leonie

To create a new dance show that explores social perception of the body, working with highly experienced dancers and a director. To tour the work in Ireland/Internationally from Autumn 2013 through 2014. To use this work to further develop growing audiences in Ireland and internationally.

Dance

Galway City Council

€19,211

McDonagh, Rosaleen

To present a high-quality, accessible production of a new play. To work with Graeae director Jenny Sealey, a world leading practitioner in the area of disability arts practice. To collaborate with professional performers living with a disability to create a work which is truthful and representative.

Arts participation

Dublin City Council

€34,000

MCKEVITT, UNA

To expand the possibilities of an emerging vision for Long Day's Journey Into Night as an intimate and immersive off-site production through research and practical experimentation.

Theatre

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€21,000

Moore, Padraic

To develop and deliver a project consisting of an exhibition and publication. This project will enable the development of practice through collaboration with writers and artists, present a new body of writing and make manifest findings which have emerged from research on the Dublin Theosophical Society carried out over an extended period.

Visual arts

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€22,045

Moukarzel, Bush

To deliver a socially-engaged, innovative theatre presentation based around a real tragedy that occurred in Ireland in 2000 by collaborating with personnel of the highest calibre to create an original theatrical experience.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€43,000

Nee, Little John

To bring together a team who excel in their areas of practice, to explore, create, devise and realise the potential for a new piece, Blue Train to Clifden.

Theatre

Galway County Council

€14,000

Nolan, Jim

To present the world premiere of Dreamland by acclaimed playwright Jim Nolan, co-produced by Garter Lane and Everyman with Project Arts Centre.

Theatre

Waterford County Council

€81,000

O'Donoghue, Liv

To develop two new pieces 'Hear me sing your song' and 'With raised arms'. To continue to nurture collaborative relationships with a group of artists through residencies. To present the work at the Firkin Crane, Cork and at Project Arts Centre, Dublin.

Dance

Wicklow County Council

€21,080

Occupy Space

To develop an exciting and innovative series of exhibitions and events, promoting Limerick City as a cultural hub, to provide opportunities for emerging artists and curators to gain experience and promote their work, and to promote a strong arts community within Limerick

Visual arts

Limerick City Council

€15,000

Paper Visual Art Journal

To create, with Atelier, a series of place-specific high-quality hard copies in Dublin, West North West region, and Limerick. To collate and design, in collaboration with the design students in DIT, a supplement that will be published between the Dublin and West North West editions.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€10,000

Phelan, Alan

To fund the production of a new short film called Edwart & Arlette. To develop the project by collaboratively working with actors in creating an experimental film of the highest quality; and to show the work in gallery and film festival contexts reaching an ever widening public.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€20,000

Preissner, Stefanie

To examine the Irish cultural phenomenon of inherited political values by researching and developing a piece of theatre around an inherited allegiance to the Fianna Fail Party.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€5,500

Rooney, Michael

To collaborate with arts practitioners to research, develop and produce a new, innovative large-scale traditional arts performance project. To use WB Yeats work as inspiration for the creative elements of the piece. To cohesively combine traditional arts with circus and theatre through collaborative creative processes.

Traditional arts

Sligo County Council

€60,000

RUA RED

To produce a new choreographic work that changes minds and inspires collaboration. The new production involves a collaboration between dance artist Jessica Kennedy, filmmaker John McIlduff, and RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre.

Dance

South Dublin County Council

€25,090

Seward, Libby

To devise and produce a new dance and physical theatre production. This will be presented as a promenade performance within a visual art installation in a non-theatre venue with original script and sound score that will feature in Waterford’s Imagine Arts Festival in October 2013

Dance

Waterford County Council

€12,000

Shiels, Sarah Jane

To create a piece of immersive theatre, titled CARE, to be performed in hospices and theatres in February 2014. CARE is an investigation into palliative care with the staff of St Francis Hospice, Raheny and Blanchardstown.

Arts participation

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€39,949

Smalis, Angeliki

To choreograph a performance that explores the illusion of space as framed by the video camera. To create a finished video for dissemination to festivals, galleries, etc. To expand Angeliki's vocabulary of dance and to gain valuable experience with screen dance through a collaborative process.

Dance

Limerick City Council

€16,000

Strain, Kate

To conduct original historical research into eight overlooked curators; to commission eight emerging artists to create new work in response to this research; and to collaboratively develop a series of performative lectures as a platform for the combined presentation of this research and newly commissioned work.

Visual arts

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€15,493

THEATREclub

To present the premiere of HISTORY, a public art commission for St Michael's Estate, and the final part of a trilogy about the social history of Ireland at Project Arts Centre in December 2013.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€43,000

THISISPOPBABY

To create a theatre piece representing a generation of theatre makers by mining the Irish literary canon to make hybrid scenes infused with a rebellious pop aesthetic.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€21,000

Tighe, Dylan

To undertake a period of research and development of a new project investigating the legacy of the Irish liberator of Chile Bernardo O Higgins.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€7,800

Unit 1

To develop new audiences for Irish performance art through: five trans-generational exhibitions, showing 20 artists; two seminars on writing and curating performance art; improving the understanding and development of the form; publishing new critical writing on Irish performance art.

Visual arts

Kildare County Council

€10,000

Walshe, Jennifer

To devise a fictional archive of the history of avant-garde Irish music including compositions, sound poetry, recordings, essays and podcasts. To collaborate with musicians, academics, journalists, radio producers and sound engineers in the creation of the archive. To make a website and e-book.

Music

Roscommon County Council

€19,569

Weir, Grace

To shoot a new film developed during artist-in-residence in the School of Physics Trinity College Dublin. The film travels across histories, traversing the terrains of art and science, to the hanging of a painting by Mainie Jellett in the school. To investigate ideas about light, time and the writing of history.

Visual arts

Leitrim County Council

€20,024

White, Louise

To employ a high design concept by projecting tailored animations and artworks by a visual artist in order to investigate strategies for positivity and renewal as a response to abandoned buildings within communities

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€33,000

Wilson, Naomi

To make a short film interpreting fragments of iconic imagery from the Irish folklore tradition.

Film

Clare County Council

€40,900

Wycherley, Mary

To create a dance film that engages a wide audience through multidisciplinary partnerships and elements. To heighten a visual and visceral relationship between dance and film by translating Joan Davis’ dance practice to a cinematic context.

Dance

Cork County Council

€40,000

Young, Catherine

To research and develop a new dance work 'Woman Stood Regardless' for live performances. To perform the work at four venues in Dublin, Cork and Kerry. To provide workshops and post show discussions at each venue to engage with audiences.

Dance

Kerry County Council

€25,524


Project Award 2013, Round 1


Panel: Deirdre Moynihan, Brian Carson,Linda Buckley, Katherine Atkinson,Lucina Russell,Claude Madec,Peggy Sue Amison,Tara Byrne, Daniel Jewsbury,Jurgen Simpson, Phelim Donlon, Deborah Kelleher, Chantal McCormick, Dominic Campbell, Jenny Roche, Catherine Young, Marian Lennon, Margaret Corkery, Neil Connolly, Mark O'Halloran


The project award supports specific projects in the field of a particular artform commencing in 2013. The Arts Council received 217 applications for the Project Award 2013 Round 1. 48 awards were made to the value of € 1,442,229.00

Recipient Description Artform/practice Location Amount Awarded

ANU Productions

To produce a series of 13 inter-connecting works unravelling over the 13 days of the festival to mark the centenary of the 1913 Lockout in partnership with the Dublin Fringe Festival and 1913 committee.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€47,700

Association of Irish Composers

To create new works in a context of mentoring collaboration. To hold a live presentation of new works before a large audience To provide a significant development opportunity to young composers.

Music

Dublin City Council

€9,000

Brett, Marie

To develop an alternative form of arts and health participatory practice. To collaborate with musician Kevin O’Shanahan and Dementia Care to produce an audio-visual artwork and exhibit as an installation in two gallery settings.

Arts participation

Cork County Council

€26,500

Broken Talkers

To create a socially-engaged performance based on William Butler Yeats' Four Plays For Dancers. To collaborate with a cast of older performers, a composer and a choreographer. To explore themes of mortality, faith, and national identity.

Theatre

Fingal County Council

€49,100

Byrne, Oisin

To collaborate with AA Bronson, one of the founding artists of General Idea. To make a performance, film and artist book on the spiritual history of Skellig Michael. To exhibit at Model, Sligo and Institute for Art Religion and Social Justice in New York.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€6,000

Chrysalis Dance

To commission an original work from a talented British dance artist for performance in spring 2013 as part of a double bill.

Dance

Galway County Council

€35,455

Cinemobile

To continue to build a sustainable audience for an alternative cinema programme with film clubs. To develop new marketing initiatives for film clubs. To initiate a children's cine club programme that offers an alternative to mainstream Hollywood titles.

Film

Galway City Council

€20,000

Cleary, Siobhan

To complete the final element of the Jack Ashore project by incorporating live electronics and film. To collaborate with Boston Metro on a future production in Ireland. To collaborate on the stage elements to provide a template for future productions.

Opera

Sligo County Council

€13,000

Commonage

To commission the making of a new work through a collaborative process. To uncover potential narratives about the unique heritage of an inaccessible site of national interest: Dublin Electricity Generating Station/Pigeon House Precinct.

Visual arts

Kilkenny County Council

€9,500

Conroy, Amy

To present an ambitious show in partnership with Dublin Fringe Festival, that exposes and interrogate the failures and triumphs of the education system. To present the show at Fringe and on tour in Axis and Draíocht.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€77,300

Cork Operatic Society

To create a re-imagining of Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck in association with the Everyman, Cork .The production will use two singers, six actor/musicians and a ballet dancer. The professionals will be joined by Cork Operatic Society.

Opera

Cork City Council

€73,500

Cousson, Guillaume

To develop a new show using circus, dance and technology. To work with a circus choreographer and an artistic director; to collaborate with a music composer to develop a unique soundscape.

Circus

Cork City Council

€9,103

Cutaya, Michaele

To publish new issues of Fugitive Papers with better developed promotion and distribution. To maintain sustainable partnerships with contributors, hosting venues, libraries and art spaces.

Visual arts

Galway City Council

€18,000

De Buitlear, Niall

To develop a series of sculptures using laser-cutting technology. These sculptures will use an innovative new method synthesising drawing and sculptural practices.

Visual arts

Fingal County Council

€5,000

Decadent Theatre Company

To create a production of The Cavalcaders that tours nationally to ten venues over seven weeks.

Theatre

Galway City Council

€99,500

Depaul Ireland

THEATREclub will collaborate with Depaul Ireland service users to create a theatre piece about the different memories they have of their time on the streets. THEATREclub will present this piece for a five-night run in a city centre theatre.

Arts participation

Dublin City Council

€30,370

Doyle, Roger

To create an opera based on the life and works of Giordano Bruno. To rehearse the opera with cast and instrumentalists. To perform a staged version of part one in collaboration with Dublin Theatre Festival, Kilkenny Arts Festival and Mermaid Arts Centre.

Opera

Wicklow County Council

€79,982

Dublin Sound Lab

To present Mirrors of Earth, a new version of acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s score for Maa, in four concert performances, re-imagined with newly commissioned video by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain.

Music

Dublin City Council

€24,000

Duggan, Brian

To make a new collaborative digital HD film. To develop creative relationships with international practitioners, John Hurt and David Mansfield. To strategically engage and build on new audiences from a recent high-profile public interactive installation.

Visual arts

South Dublin County Council

€10,000

Enclave Review

To continue production of Enclave Review for one year and maintain standards of intellectual ambition, range of coverage and design quality. To keep Enclave Review free of charge while expanding the distribution network and print run.

Visual arts

Cork City Council

€6,700

Ether Productions

To create a new show, Strapped, using suspended ‘debris’ that adapts traditional circus equipment skills to new, organic performance scapes.

Circus

Dublin City Council

€18,000

Fortas, Darek

To produce a photographic project that looks at the origin of the communist resistance movement in Central Europe. To redefine the approach and aesthetics associated with 'conflict photography' by exploring its foundations.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€7,400

Fouéré, Olwen

To create a performance through the voice of the river in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. To offer audiences an experiential engagement with the multiplicities of text, language and ideas embedded in the Wake.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€49,000

Garry, Mark

To make a new collaborative film work that combines a number of cultural fields and employs a novel method of sonic narration.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€7,500

Haouche Perren, Lanka

To create an experimental film that is a poetic study of neglect and abandonment. The film will be a visual and aural representation using moving image, poetry, sound composition.

Film

Dublin City Council

€33,200

Hill, Mark

To create a processional street-circus sculpture that is tall enough to suspend an aerialist performing on silks or corde lisse and easy to transport and assemble so as to access new performance spaces and audiences.

Circus

Donegal County Council

€4,200

junk ensemble

To create a new dance work that explores blindness and invisibility. To work with production partners, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival and Project Arts Centre, in collaboration with a highly experienced artistic team.

Dance

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

€40,000

Kaleidoscope Night

To present 12 Kaleidoscope nights at the Odessa Club and one night at the Sugar Club in 2013. To continue to provide a platform for professional musicians and composers in Ireland and abroad.

Music

Dublin City Council

€30,000

Kennedy, Gareth

To realise a new public work in St Petersburg, Russia. To conduct a one-week site visit and three-week production phase in the city in 2013. To liaise and network with Russian and international practitioners within the urban and social space of the city.

Visual arts

Leitrim County Council

€10,970

Knezevic, Barbara

To create an ambitious body of eight new sculptural works and installations in 2013. To produce works concerned with notions of the art object as a receptacle of meaning, explore the role of knowledge, perception, value and the elusive nature of objects.

Visual arts

South Dublin County Council

€10,185

Livin Dred Theatre Company

To rehearse a new piece of theatre,The Bridge Below the Town, adapted by Pat McCabe from his 2010 novel The Stray Sod Country. To perform this production at The Ramor Theatre, Virginia, County Cavan. To tour the production to four other venues.

Theatre

Cavan County Council

€75,100

McAtamney, Aoife

To develop and rehearse, Egg Charade, a new Irish/German dance duet about fertility with outdoor and indoor performance elements, which has been invited to premiere at Project Upstairs as part of the Dublin Dance Festival 2013.

Dance

South Dublin County Council

€20,000

Monster Truck Gallery and Studios

To create a visual art programme of contemporary art works. To increase support to artists through gallery facilitation, production and exhibition fees. To present diverse works that engage audiences, aid the development of artists and visual art

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€19,500

Morley, Megs

To realise a collaborative project for exhibition in Derry (City of Culture) 2013. To create an artwork provoking the relationship between the language of politics, performance and cinema. To extend the scope to work with writers, actors and new technolo

Visual arts

Galway County Council

€11,915

Murphy, Luke

To create a new quartet work of dance theatre with an internationally-renowned group of collaborators. To perform the work throughout Ireland and abroad by working with a host of international partner organisations.

Dance

Cork City Council

€27,990

Nilsson Waller, Maria

To create a solo dance piece that fuses choreography, sound, video and light projections to achieve a full range of artistic expression. To perform the work in Dublin and throughout Ireland and abroad.

Dance

Dublin City Council

€6,150

O'Dwyer, Adele

To present five Café Music Nights in Tullamore, County Offaly. To spark a curiosity for the new sounds of contemporary music by highlighting the work of Irish composers. To create developmental opportunities for practitioners through cross-fertilisation.

Music

Offaly County Council

€20,000

Ormston House

To support artists and curators in developing and making new works. To deliver a series of experimental and ambitious exhibitions. To grow the audience through targeted development strategies.

Visual arts

Limerick City Council

€23,220

Rashidi, Rouzbeh

To create three experimental medium-length instalments of the Homo Sapiens Project. Each of these three films will explore one of three main concepts: fear, anxiety and alienation. To explore this topic visually within the medium of avant-garde cinema.

Film

Dublin City Council

€15,000

Resurgam

To open up the great and relatively unknown Russian Orthodox choral tradition to local choirs and audiences. To commission a new work to look afresh at that tradition. To perform one of the great works from the choral canon.

Music

Dublin City Council

€32,000

Rigaki, Evangelia

To rehearse the opera Antimidas or Bankers in Hades by W.N. Herbert and Evangelia Rigaki To collaborate with internationally-renowned opera director and designer John Lloyd Davies. To present the opera in 2013 at the Beckett Theatre, Dublin.

Opera

Dublin City Council

€46,433

Sex, Naomi

To produce a multiple, synchronised series of live performative lectures. To situate ten lectures in ten key Irish educational institutions simultaneously.To cultivate the educational space to a wide audience for contemporary art.

Visual arts

Dublin City Council

€6,500

Sligo Jazz Project

To host an international jazz summer school in Sligo in July 2013 with an accompanying jazz festival that offers significant development opportunities for musicians of all ages and backgrounds.

Music

Sligo County Council

€30,000

Theatre Lovett

To develop a new and dynamic show for 4 to 6 year olds inspiring them in their make-believe. To combine theatre, music and the magic of the Foley artist in collaboration with sound designer Carl Kennedy.

Theatre

Dublin City Council

€5,900

Tierney, Moira

To make a 20-minute experimental, non-narrative film about cultural resistance in New Orleans. To investigate concepts of territory as they play out on the streets and walls of New Orleans.

Film

Dublin City Council

€29,371

Wide Open Opera

To give a concert performance, with lighting and projections, of the premiere of Oskar and Alma by Raymond Deane (music) and Gavin Kostick (text) with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the chorus of Wide Open Opera and a cast of singers.

Opera

Meath County Council

€77,085

Winters, Carmel

To present the world premiere of a new play, Best Man, with the Everyman, Cork Midsummer and Project Arts, in Cork and Dublin. To galvanise public debate with a radically subversive theatrical vision of family life today.

Theatre

Cork County Council

€94,400

Woods, Steve

To make a ten-minute experimental dance film that poses questions of time, modernity, heritage and tradition.

Film

Dublin City Council

€41,500