The Arts Council Invites Schools Across Offaly to Apply for Creative Schools Initiative

The Arts Council has invited schools across Offaly to take part in their Creative Schools initiative, opening up the programme to another 150 schools, bringing the total number to 300. Running for a second year, the initiative is an exciting opportunity for schools to understand, develop and celebrate their engagement with the arts, empowering them […]

€98,000 Invested in Offaly Arts By The Arts Council For 2018

People in Offaly will experience the arts in new and exciting ways in 2018, the Arts Council said today. Outlining its plan to invest €68.4 million nationwide over the course of the year, the agency for developing the arts said the focus of this year’s investment would be on creating opportunities for the public to […]

Offaly Artist Receives Arts Council Next Generation Award Worth €15,000

Offaly native Ann Cleare is just one of the exceptional promise that has been given Next Generation awards by the Arts Council, the government agency for funding and developing the arts. The Next Generation programme recognises and promotes a selection of artists from different disciplines and gives them the time they need to develop their […]

The Midlands are Alive with the Sound of Singing!

In June more than 1,500 children and young people will flock to Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) for a three-day festival of choral singing to mark the culmination of Singfest 2017. Developed out of a groundbreaking choral residency presented by Music Generation Offaly/Westmeath (MGOW) in partnership with the Association of Irish Choirs, Singfest 2017 will […]

Offaly To Benefit From Arts Council Investment

The Arts Council, the government agency for leading the development of the arts in Ireland, today announced funding for Birr Theatre in 2017.  Reopened in 2001, Birr Theatre is an independent, multi-discilinary arts centre with a 220 seat theatre, gallery and rehearsal space.   Arts Council Director Orlaith McBride said: “In our investment approach, we […]

Over €12K Awarded To Key Festivals In Offaly

The Arts Council has awarded a total of €12,480 to help bring two high quality festivals to the people of Offaly this year. The festivals include Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival which took place last week and the 7th OFFline Film Festival which takes place in October. The festival funding is additional to the substantial monies […]

Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Deadlines 2013

Arts Council Artist in the Community Scheme Deadlines for 2013 14 March and 24 June Twice yearly, the Arts Council offers grants to enable artists and communities of place/or interest to work together on contemporary collaborative arts projects. The scheme is open to artists from any of the following artform disciplines: architecture, circus, street art […]