Thursday, 28 August 2008

One Off Project Arts Council Decisions

OK, the last one now. The ones for one-off projects. None, count them, NONE for literature. And look at the amounts involved. Why is literature so badly funded? Actually, not so much literature as writers.

Ursula Mawson-Raffalt Dance Leitrim County Council 59,723

Victoria O'Brien Dance South Dublin County Council 25,027

Brendan Culleton Film Dublin City Council 28,500

Neasa Hardiman Film Dublin City Council 45,000

Tony Kenny Film Dublin City Council 23,000

Carol O'Keefe Film Cork County Council 11,000

Electro Acoustic Revue Music Fingal County Council 22,500

Una Hunt Music Dublin City Council 30,000

London Irish Camerata Music Dublin City Council 37,000

Jazz on the Terrace Music Dublin city Council 10,315

Louth Contemporary Music Society Music Louth County Council 71,200

Jikijela Project Arts Participation Sligo County Council 45,900

Offaly County Council Arts Participation Offaly County Council 6,340

Kunle Animashaun Theatre Fingal County Council 12,000

City Theatre Dublin Theatre Dublin City Council 55,000

Decadent Theatre Company Theatre Galway City Council 40,000

Alan Gilsenan Theatre Wicklow County Council 83,000

Pageant Wagon Theatre Company Theatre Dublin City Council 40,000

AFTER Visual arts Leitrim County Council 50,000

City Arts Visual arts Dublin City Council 11,000

Karl Grimes Visual arts Dublin City Council 40,669


Susan said...

If a writer wants funding from the Arts Council, the Bursary Award is the one to go for (unless you find reason for the Travel and Training Award), and I do hope they increase funding for that one as the years go by.

One perception that I think works against us, is that writing costs nothing to achieve beyond a pencil and paper, while a theatre production or community arts festival or cutting-edge art installation can all be expensive.

The trouble is, getting published is much more competitive than it was a few decades ago, and today a writer stands a much better chance if he/she can avail of workshops, retreats, master classes, editorial services, etc., all of which do cost money and a lot of time. I would definitely attend some of these, if I could afford them.

Which reminds me...I have a Travel and Training Award proposal I have to get submitted tout de suite!! Gotta go! (wish me luck!)

garreth said...

When a big honeypot of 80 million euro appears there is a scramble for grants. Some get them and some don't. The Arts Council will never say why it funded some and passed on the others. The arts scene involves a lot of complicated, sometimes frustrating horse trading.