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ART: 2016 is the Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016. The Arts Council is placing the artist and the arts at the centre of how it responds to the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.
On Easter Sunday 2016, 1,000 voices from 31 choirs across Ireland, joined with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and conductor David Brophy to perform A Nation’s Voice at the National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin.
Through an open call process, awarded by an independent jury, nine artists and arts organisations have been given the opportunity to engage with the centenary through the creation of ambitious projects across a range of art forms.
The Next Generation bursaries have been awarded to innovative young artists working across visual arts, music, literature, film, dance, theatre and circus.
The Touring programme is a series of exhibitions and performances that will be presented across the country throughout 2016. This programme strand is designed to ensure that ART: 2016 is seen and experienced by a broad audience nationwide.
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