Arts Grant Applications On The Increase

Under Waterford City and County Council’s ambitions for Arts and the Community, we are pleased to support thirty nine projects under our Arts Practice Grant Scheme for 2019. This investment of €90,000 supports the local authority’s aim to maintain and develop excellence in artistic programming across the City and County.

Amongst the successful projects are funding towards Waterford Musical Society’s production of South Pacific, a recording project by Katie Kim, Traces Dance ensemble’s 10th anniversary show, Brideview Drama’s Brian Friel play, a film on the residents in the Cultural Quarter and a Mozart production by Lismore Choir.

The grants were judged in the light of the central three themes in the Arts Strategy 2016-2021

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

Proposals were invited under the headings of:

  1. Voluntary/Amateur Arts grants
  2. Professional Project grants
  3. Rural Arts grants
  4. Playwright & Producer team grant
  5. Screenwriter & Producer team grants
Voluntary /Amateur Grants.
TheatreBrian Coady

Play – God Of Carnage.

TheatreCurtain Call Productions Dungarvan.

Spring/ Autumn Productions

Classical/ChamberWaterford Music Club

Local Authority Funding

Orchestral MusicSymphony Club of Waterford

Annual programme

Barrack Street Concert BandAnnual programme €1500
De La Salle Scout Band85th Anniversary Celebrations €1500
Dungarvan Brass BandPublic Performances €1500
City Of Waterford BrassAnnual programme €1500
Thomas Francis Meagher BandAnnual programme €1500
Magdalena LipinskaPiano Day 2019 Choral €1500
Lismore ChoirSummer Sounds & Missa Brevis in G Major by Mozart KV 140 €1250
Musical TheatreWaterford Musical Society 2019 – Musical Theatre Production of South Pacific €660
TheatreBrideview Drama

Festival Production

Philadelphia here I come by Brian Friel

Edmund Rice Choral Society.Annual Choir concert to take place April 2019 €300
Notable Works Choir.Notable Works 2019 €1000
Total €19,810
Professional Grants
MusicConor Clancy

Tusk EP

Theatre DevelopmentA Little Room Theatre Development Centre €2000
Young Person’s Arts & TheatreJenny Clooney

Little Red Kettle Interactive Touring Play

Jenna WhelanBeyond the Gallery Exhibition €4000
Young Person’s Arts & Drama / TheatreWaterford Youth Arts

Summer Youth Theatre project directed by Grace Dyas

Professional Project Grant Contemporary DanceTraces, Dance Ensemble

‘Ten out of ten’, 10th Anniversary Showcase

Young Person’s Arts & FilmWaterford Youth Arts

Social History Documentary – Cultural Quarter

Visual Art & Creative WritingWaterford Healing Arts Trust

Arts Programme in Palliative Care (Pilot)

Arts SupportTed and Mary O’Regan Arts Bursary

Arts Bursaries

Jenny Fennessy‘Lovesong’ by Abi Morgan €2500
Katie SullivanExploration, Development and Recording of fifth full length release 2019. €4920
Martina, CollenderProduction Of “Still, We Sing” €5000
Visual ArtsRayleen Clancy

Solo Exhibition.

TheatreGround Floor Theatre Company

Company’s Programme of Work, 2019

TOTAL €45,140
Rural Arts Grants
Visual ArtChristine O’Brien

Immrama – East meets West

Music, Song & DanceMary Rafferty

Húlaí Iúil

PoetryAnna Moore

Cappoquin Poetry day Ireland

Visual ArtAiláse O’Neill

Rural Pinhole Camera Project

Public artWaterford Walls

Art on the Greenway

Total €9,300
Playwright & Producer Team Grant
Ciara O Connell & Luke Corcoran‘The Eight’ €1500.
James Power (Stagemad) & Nicola Spendlove‘Five Year Plan’ €1500.
Derek Flynn‘Memoirs of a Ghost’ €1500
Total €4,500 to date
2nd Stage to be paid in March 2019 €3,000
Screenwriter & Producer Team Grant
Mary Keane‘The Way To Here’ €250
Ollie Breslin‘Who Cares?’ €250
Seamus Waters‘The Invisible Boy’ €250
Shauna Farrell‘So this is it’ €250
Steven Stubbs‘High Austerity’ €250
Total €1,250 to date
2nd Stage to be paid in March 2019 €6,250
Total Allocation 2019

Venue Grants

The following Venues received funding under Waterford City and County Council’s Arts Venue Grants Scheme 2019.

Arts Venue applications were examined under the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the community
  • Accessibility to Public and Practitioners
  • Education & Outreach
  • Value for money
  • 2019 AND 2018 Programme of activities
•Garter Lane €65,000
•Theatre Royal €65,000
•Central Arts €11,000
•Coastguard Cultural Centre €10,000
•GOMA Gallery €11,000
•Rogue Gallery & Studios €3,000
TOTAL €165,000

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