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WATERFORD ARTS GRANTS AWARDED!

The Waterford City & County Arts Practice Grants were passed at the March Plenary meeting of the Council on Thursday 9th. In all €83,500 was awarded with another €6,300 to be spent on specific Arts Bursaries in the coming months.

2017 saw the largest ever number of applications for the Arts Practice Grants with 74 proposals forwarded for consideration and a record 38 projects and programmes awarded. This is the first time that grants have been passed under the new Waterford City and County Arts Strategy 2016-2021 – “A Shared Vision for Waterford”.

A Council spokesperson said they weren’t surprised at the level of interest considering the current amount of creative arts activity throughout the City and County.

“A gauge for creative activity is the amount of new works produced aligned with interest in existing works and opportunities to access them.” Arts Officer Conor Nolan pointed to two major amateur Drama groups (Brideview & Curtain Call) currently crisscrossing across the Country, Art exhibitions by Ben Hennessey, Anthony Mackie, Janie Kavanagh and Sandra Kelly, Aerial dance in the City, Vivaldi in Lismore, contributions to Maggie’s Moustache, Jerry Fish and Petticoat Loose. He added “There’s a new theatre company, an increase in funding for Marching Bands, and, with the Arts Council, a Garter Lane national tour for “Johnny I Hardly Knew ya”.

The grants were judged in the light of the central three themes in the new arts plan namely

  • Participation & Access
  • Support for Artists
  • Identity and Place

Proposals were invited under the headings of:

  1. Amateur/Voluntary Arts grants
  2. Professional Project grants
  3. Rural Arts Networking grants
  4. Playwright & Producer team grant

As there were no applications for the Rural Arts Networking Grant the allocation went back into the Professional Project Grants. Bursaries amounting to €6,500 will be advertised over the next couple of months which will bring the Arts Grants figure up to €90,000.

Confirmation letters with Terms and Conditions will go out in the post over the next fortnight.

See below or click Grants for further details.

For information on the application process click here.

Voluntary/ Amateur Grants Allocated 2017

€23,700

Brideview Drama

‘Living Quarters’ by Brian Friel (Festival Play)

1200
Dungarvan Playhouse

Guys and Dolls Production

600
Fidelma Meaney

Curtain Call Productions Dungarvan Closer Festival Entry

1200
James Power/Stagemad Theatre Company

“The January Show” by Anna Jordan

3500
Enda Moran

Waterford in motion

4000
Edmund Rice Choral Society

contribution towards concert in Large room in Apr

300
Kay Ryan   Hon Secretary

Vivaldi in Lismore

1000
Magdalena Lipinska

Piano Day 2017

500
Symphony Club of Waterford

2017 Season opening in March until November

1250
Waterford Music

Concert Recitals 2017

2150
Barrack Street Concert Band

Year of Youth Development & Engagement

1400
City Of Waterford Brass

City Of Waterford Brass

1400
De La Salle Scout Pipe Band

Annual Schedule of Public Performances

1400
Dungarvan Brass Band

Annual Programme

1400
Thomas Francis Meagher Fife & Drum Band

Band Maintenance

1400
 Denis Power

Wild in the City

1000
Professional Project  Grants Allocated 2017

€50,800

Little Red Kettle

Interactive Touring Play

6000
Waterford Healing Arts Trust

WHAT’s arts and mental health strand – Iontas and the Open Studio

1800
Dawn West

Maggie’s Moustache

750
Central Arts

The Tall Tales of Jerry Fish

3000
Eadaoin Walsh

The Legend of Petticoat Loose

3500
Professional Project  Grants (cont.)  
Garter Lane Arts Centre

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye by Jim Nolan

2500
Ground Floor Theatre Company

Ground Floor Theatre Company, 12-Month Programme of Work

3000
Anthony Mackey

Underbelly: A visual exploration of contemporary underclass Waterford (Art)

1500
Ben Hennessy

New Large Paintings (Art)

1500
GOMA Gallery Of Modern Art Waterford

Beyond the Gallery (Art)

5000
Janie Kavanagh

The Irish Myths & Legends (Art)

1000
Keith Currams

10 Storeys to Dust (Art)

2500*
Lisa Cody

The Same But Different (working title) (Art)

1000
Sandra Kelly

An open letter to my career (Art)

1000
Anne Queally

Ted and Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary 2017

2000
WATERFORD YOUTH ARTS

Youth Theatre Summer Project 2017

5000
WATERFORD YOUTH ARTS

CARNIVAL

4950
WATERFORD YOUTH ARTS

“Market Square” Social History Documentary Film Project on Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

3300
The Rogue Gallery & Studios

Unexposed to Art

1500
Playwright & Producer Grants Allocated 2017

€9,000

Adrian ‘Razor’ Kavanagh

Tasty Buns

1500

1500

Conor Clancy

To Carrauntohill!

1500

1500

Gillian Grattan In Association with John O Connell

Tinderella

1500

1500

Specific Arts Bursaries Allocated 2017

€6,500

(To be advertised shortly) €6,500

 

TOTAL FOR ARTS PRACTICE & ARTS BURSARIES GRANTS €90,000

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