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# arts council

Last year
# Colm Tóibín
The Arts Council announces Colm Tóibín as the Laureate for Irish Fiction 2022-2024
He is taking over the laureateship from Sebastian Barry, who followed inaugural Laureate Anne Enright.
All time
# Eblana Theatre
The Arts Council has criticised new Busáras HQ plans which would see loss of Eblana Theatre
Michael Scott’s original vision for Busáras included plans for a nightclub on the top floor, a newsreel cinema, a crèche, and a barber’s.
# call for change
Most arts employees have witnessed or experienced "damaging behaviour" at work
Minister Catherine Martin says it’s unacceptable that perpetrators are often those with positions of authority.
# The Arts
'We got it wrong - sorry': Arts Council apologises for controversial Nina Simone segregation ad
The ad was part of a campaign about arts “flourishing” in spite of adversity.
Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time
Arts programmer Naoise Nunn looks at why it’s important the arts are funded – and valued.
# Open letter
Arts Council to meet three people who signed letter about bullying and harrassment in sector next week
Nearly 200 people signed an open letter to the Arts Council and the Department of Culture recently.
# not very abbey
Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors
In a statement today, the council said that it has sought assurances from the national theatre.
# grants
'I'm gutted': Writers and directors due to receive Filmbase funding 'left hanging'
Many of these projects were due to start shooting this spring.
# in the spotlight
Workshops on sexual harassment and bullying to be held for Irish arts groups
The announcement follows allegations of harassment and bullying made by women who worked at the Gate Theatre.
# Sexual Harrasment
Minister meets with Arts Council over Gate Theatre allegations
The meeting focused on whether further actions should be taken.
# Books
What's your favourite childhood book? New campaign tries to get kids reading for Christmas
Research shows over half of Irish parents would like to read to their children more.
# check their policies
Here's what political parties would do for Irish film and music if you elect them
We had a look at the main parties’ arts policies to see what they promise.
# cash for culture
Arts Council doles out €30m among 200 arts organisations around Ireland
The council said it was mindful to help position the arts to benefit from and play a full part in the national recovery.
# saints and scholars
Arts Council announce nominees for new Irish fiction laureate award
The winner will receive €150,000 over three years and is set to be announced in January next year.
Aaron McKenna: Animal circuses are a shameful cruelty that you should avoid funding
Hopefully in 100 years we’ll look back on animals in circuses like we now do about Victorian ‘freak show’ performances using disabled people.
'Dear Daughter' director Louis Lentin passes away
Director Lentin is well known for highlighting abuse in Irish institutions in his documentary about Christine Buckley’s childhood.
# harping on
Calling all harpers: The Arts Council wants you
A major survey is being carried out to “help shape the future of the harp in Ireland”.
# supporting the arts
Artists receive over €3 million in bursaries over the past three years
The bursaries help artists who have no other income to alleviate the financial pressure of pursuing their talents.
# cirque d'eire
Ireland's answer to Cirque du Soleil takes to the air
Landfall, an exciting new circus theatre show, will debut in Dublin in August.
# Arts
'We need to get away from Celtic Tiger thinking' – Arts Council
The arts has “untapped potential”, supports almost 21,000 jobs in Ireland and has the potential to create more, the Arts Council has said.
# Arts
Arts provide significant direct and indirect employment to economy - report
The arts sector is a ‘major’ employer in Ireland – with Arts Council supported jobs generating an annual turnover of €184 million, according to a new report.
# light house cinema
Pictures: Cutting the ribbon to the reopened Light House
Official takeover by Element Pictures rubberstamped this morning – and the cinema is looking as colourful as ever.