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2014 ARTS GRANTS

ARTS GRANTS

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS FOR THE 2013/2014 PERIOD. THE NEW 2014/2015 GRANTS PAGE WILL BE POSTED SHORTLY

At its monthly meeting on Monday March 10 2014, Waterford City Council approved the expenditure of €235,000 on Arts Grants and Venue Programmes. The motion was proposed by Clr. Mary Roche and seconded by Cllr. Seamus Ryan.

ARTS PRACTICE GRANTS 2014
Arts programmes and workshops in schools, performances and concerts in a Community Arts Garden, music in the Large Room as well as the Museum, song writing and performance workshops, a film about Ballybricken and the Bullpost, new plays by Red Kettle and Stagemad, music by Katakana and In the Willows and a madcap performance of a Tea Party are some of the programmes supported this year by Waterford City Council’s Arts Grants Programme.

There were a total of 57 applicants for the 17 grants areas spread over the three categories identified in the 2011 – 2016 Arts Plan, namely The Production of Quality Programmes, Audience Development and The Artist and the City.

This adjudication followed the 4th year of competitive applications, as outlined in the Arts Plan. It also marked the specification of areas the Council needs to invest in to ensure a strategic approach to both the City Arts Programme and Arts audiences of the future.

The adjudication committee followed Arts Plan principles such as defined priorities, agreed outcomes, excellence, accessibility, originality, a focus on cooperation and agreement for mentoring/outreach.

In all, Waterford City Council will fund 34 groups/artists and schemes over the period of the year. The grants range from aiding Red Kettle to present Hooked, a new play by Gillian Grattan to Wide Eye Film Unit’s Intergenerational film on the Bullpost and from artist Rosemary Dulson’s Tea Party to performances in a new community garden on an inner City vacant site. The grants also include aid to Acro studios to present exhibitions in Bailey’s New Street and a photographic mapping of the City by renowned photographer Terry Murphy.

  • Red Kettle – Theatre production of Hooked a new play by Gillian Grattan –  €10,000
  • New St. Gardens Group: The New St. Gardens – Bringing greenery and life back into a vacant and disused inner City space through community arts, visual arts, music, dance, poetry, drama and sport.- €7,000
  • Stagemad Theatre Company: Runners – A new play by Waterford native,  Noel Kelly.- €4,700
  • Waterford Youth Arts: Our Town by Thornton Wilder directed by Jim Nolan – €6,000
  • De La Salle Scout Pipe Band: Programme of public performances in Waterford City  – €1000.
  • T F Meagher Fife& drum band: 1100 celebratory programme – €1000.
  • City Of Waterford Brass: 2014 programme – €1000.
  • Barrack Street Concert Band: 2014 Programme for 2014 €5000.
  • Waterford Music Club: Annual Programme – €2,500
  • Symphony Club of Waterford: Concert Programme – €2,500
  • Fadó Productions: Music at the Museum€2,000
  • Waterford Healing Arts Trust: Iontas arts and mental health programme – €5,000
    Little Red Kettle Theatre Company: Primary schools interactive Touring Programme – €6,000
  • Christine O’Brien Shanahan: Secondary Schools Arts Programme – Exploring Creativity€5,000
  • Red Kettle Sessions: Song-writing and Performance Workshops (Transition year) – €5,000
  • Waterford Youth Arts: Make More Noise (Youth Social Inclusion Programme) – €3,700
  • WYD EYE FILM UNIT c/o Waterford Youth Arts: BULLPOST social history film project. (intergenerational Inclusion Arts programme)  €5,000
  • In The Willows (Music recording): ‘Before Everybody Disappears’ –  Debut Album – €1,000
  • Terry Murphy: photographic mapping of Waterford City as it exists in 2014 – €1,000
  • Jacquelyn Johnson: Butterfly Wall artworks – €1,000
  • Martina Collender: Grant to allow for a sabbatical to develop theatre scripts – €1,000
  • 20ten – artist collective: Nemus – group art exhibition – €1,000
    Rosemary Dulson: Performance Art – Tea Party in public area – €1,000
  • Brian Kennedy (author): ‘Paddy Get The Nets!’ – A history of Waterford Football (Senior & Pro) – €750
  • Mary Tritschler: Exhibition of Paintings Heaven and Earth €850
  • Acro Studios: Exhibitions and Artist Talks – €1,000
  • John O’ Connell: New artworks, 2014 – €1250
  • Sandra Kelly: Splash Art – To develop a four part exhibition €1,000
  • Michael Shanahan, Magdalena Lipinska (Sonic Arts Waterford) : to enable a Cultural exchange – €1,000
  • O Emperor –  a grant to support an international and national tour – €1,750
  • Ted & Mary O’Regan Bursary contribution – €1,000
  • Tyrone Guthrie Bursary – Eimear Cheasty
  • Publishing Purchase scheme Bursaries: Katakana (Liam Merriman, Eoin O’Meachair, Nick Bankes and Dave Prim) for their debut album and Noel Brennan for his memoir Dry Stone Wall.

Total:                                                                                           €90,000

 

ARTS VENUE GRANTS 2014
Waterford City Council has approved funding support for the following City Venues based on the criteria, as outlined in the City Council’s Arts Plan 2011 – 2016, including outreach to the community, encouragement of new audiences, shared resources and partnerships.  The venues are:

  • Theatre Royal – €65,000
  • Garter Lane – €60,000
  • Christchurch Cathedral – €10,000
  • Central Hall = €10,000

Total:                                                                                                  €145,000

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ARTS GRANT PROCESS NOW CLOSED

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Waterford City Council invite applications for financial assistance towards a wide range of Arts projects.

The grants are under three headings:

  1. Production of Quality Arts Programmes
  2. Audience Development/Inclusion
  3. The Artist & the City

Waterford City Council also invites applications for financial assistance towards Venues and Festivals

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4pm – February 14th, 2014

Production of Quality Arts Programmes

These grants are for the purpose of animating our City with great programmes, events and performances.. With the exception of the Hospitals/Disability Arts Programme, all these grants are for projects that the public can attend. They must all be of a high standard and employ/utilise local professional talent and services.

Professional theatre / Performance Production

This goes towards a professional Theatre Company or a professional Theatre production. The production must employ professional Actors, Choreographers, Crew etc, the public must be able to purchase tickets for the production, it should have six performances excluding rehearsals and previews. It should be in a Waterford City Council supported venue. Waterford City Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
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Professional Creative Collaboration Production

This grant is for a multidiscipline collaboration between a number of organisations leading to a unique special event or programme that would otherwise not be realised. It is for new creative products that are born from collaboration as opposed to a product that would generally be part of a single organisation’s general remit (such as a play or a film). A good example of a multidiscipline collaboration between a number of organisations leading to a unique special event was ‘Waterford Sings” (massed choirs, composers, poets and a major event) as was the Mozart celebration (Theatre Royal, Spraoi and volunteers). Applicants must prove a collaborative ethos drives the process and that it integrates a number of art forms. Waterford City Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Apply here

Amateur / Voluntary group production

This grant is for Amateur/Voluntary groups for theatre/performance production that utilises volunteers across the board. The public must be able to purchase tickets for the production and should be at least four performances excluding rehearsals and previews. Waterford City Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Apply here

Youth / Pre-professional production

A grant for a Theatre production either developed for and including youth or a theatre production by a new pre-professional theatre company. The production must have a professional ethos, must be open for the public to purchase tickets and should have at least four performances excluding rehearsals and previews. Waterford City Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Apply here

Marching / Concert Band programme

The majority of the award will be on a competitive, but rotational basis to one of Waterford’s Marching/concert bands. It will be substantially higher than previous grants so as to enable the band greater opportunities. Waterford City Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Apply here

Concerts programme

This is aimed at formal concert providers such as Waterford Music Club and the Symphony Club of Waterford. It’s on a competitive basis for a 12 month long programme. Waterford City Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Apply here

Hospitals / Disability Programme

This is aimed to provide an arts programme to involve those who cannot be part of general arts provision either through disability or through being confined to hospital. The programme must have a professional ethos and source talent locally. Waterford City Council understands that this grant is only one part of the package needed to support such a venture.
Apply here

Audience Development/Inclusion

The premise of this programme is to encourage young people to get involved in the arts by inculcating a curiosity, an interest and appreciation of the arts. It is also an opportunity for established Arts Organisations to widen their practice base by producing one or more of the following initiatives.

Primary schools Arts programme (exploring the arts)

Waterford City Council would like to see a programme aimed at 6th class primary schools in Waterford city. As this is part of a coordinated school’s programme, the application must also detail a section that deals with, or explains the depth and context of the arts in everyday life. The programme designers must also coordinate their efforts with the designers of the Secondary Schools Exploring Arts Performance Programme and the Transition Year Exploring Arts Programme.
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Secondary schools Arts programme (exploring the arts)

Waterford City Council would like to see a programme aimed at 1st year secondary schools in Waterford City. As this is part of a coordinated school’s programme, the application must also detail a section that deals with, or explains the depth and context of the arts in everyday life. The programme designers must also coordinate their efforts with the designers of the Primary schools programme and the Transition year programme.
Apply here

Transition year schools Arts programme (exploring the arts)

Waterford City Council would like to see a programme aimed at either developing production and producing skills or a critical understanding of art or the arts amongst transition year students in Waterford City. As this is part of a coordinated school’s programme, the application must also detail a section that deals with, or explains the depth and context of the arts in everyday life. The programme designers must also coordinate their efforts with the designers of the Primary schools programme and the Secondary schools programme.
Apply here

Youth social inclusion Arts programme

We would see this being largely aimed at disadvantaged youth and early school leavers. We would be interested in approaches made with other partners on-board. We would like this to take a narrative style, possibly along the lines of a social history project. These programmes must be fully documented and culminate in a film, a performance or a documented exploration and exhibition. As this is part of a coordinated youth programme, the application must also detail a section that deals with, or explains the depth and context of the arts in everyday life.
Apply here

Intergenerational inclusion Arts programme

This is aimed at youth and older people to encourage respect through exploring common themes to both. We would like this to take a narrative style, possibly along the lines of a social history project and leading to a production. The programme must be fully documented and must include a section that deals with, or explains, the depth and context of the arts in everyday life.
Apply here


The Artist & the City

This largely replaces the Small Arts Grants and is aimed mainly at the professional development of individual artists from any discipline, for any purpose that will demonstratively contribute to an artist’s development and the artistic integrity of the City as a whole.

Professional development grants

These are Professional Development grants for practicing artists or artist-led groups living and based in Waterford City in the categories of dance, music, drama/theatre, literature, film and visual arts.
Apply here

Tyrone Guthrie Artists Awards

It’s purpose is to allow professional and burgeoning artists room and space to develop their ideas or projects via a two week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in County Monaghan. Artists, in their application, must demonstrate a background in their chosen artform and a commitment to a specific project they want to explore. Waterford City Council reserves the right to award and/or re-advertise the award.
Apply here

Publishing purchase scheme

While this is mainly aimed at purchasing books and CD/DVDs Waterford City Council is open to other suggestions. Purchases are sent to other Local Authorities, to local and national media, to Councilors and to the City libraries.
Apply here

3rd Party Support Scheme

This is to help fund other private bursary schemes aimed at burgeoning City arts practitioners such as the Ted & Mary O’Regan Awards scheme etc.
Apply here

Specific Bursaries:

Bursaries for: National Youth Choir, National Youth Orchestra, Music Network, AIMS, All Ireland Drama Festival.
Apply here

Closing date for applications: 4pm – February 14th, 2014

VENUE GRANTS
Waterford City Council invites applications for funding from Arts Venues for 2014. Details and downloadable application forms are available here.

Completed application forms for Venue Grants should be returned in hardcopy or by email with supporting documentation to:
Jane Cantwell, City Librarian, Waterford City Council Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford. Email: jcantwell@waterfordcity.ie

DEADLINE FOR VENUE GRANTS: 4pm Friday February, 14th 2014

FESTIVALS
Applications for 2014 FESTIVAL GRANTS will be processed directly by Jane Cantwell, City Librarian, Waterford City Council Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford. Email: jcantwell@waterfordcity.ie
Please note there is no specific application form for Festival Grants.

The 2014 Arts Grants programme is based on the recommendations and policies of Waterford City Council’s Arts Plan 2011 – 2016.

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