Call For: Submissions for Reel Art 2017

The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2017 Reel Art scheme.  Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme.  Operated in association with Filmbase and the Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will wholly support two films with grants of €70-€80,000 per project.  Reel Art films will premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival in February 2019. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 13th October 2017 at 5pm.

The Arts Council’s purpose in offering the Reel Art scheme is to support film artists to make documentary art films that would not otherwise get made. A key aim of the scheme is to complement, rather than replicate, the documentary and other funding programmes offered by the Arts Council, broadcasters and funding agencies in Ireland.

Reel Art projects should be conceived for theatrical exhibition at film festivals and in arthouse cinema settings. Only proposals for original, imaginative and aesthetically-driven treatments of arts subjects will be considered. Proposals that offer visually engaging, creative and experimental approaches to their subject will be prioritised.

Projects successfully funded through the Reel Art initiative may be eligible for additional Exhibition Support Funding of up to €12,500 following completion and premiere at ADIFF 2019. This funding is offered by the Arts Council in order to assist film artists in maximising their audiences nationally while also supporting the film artists, who made the films, to work in an international context.

Fionnuala Sweeney, Head of Film for the Arts Council notes “The Reel Art Awards are very important to the Arts Council. They demonstrate clearly the Arts Council’s passionate support for innovative and challenging work from film artists with distinctive creative visions. We hope that the addition of a dedicated exhibition support fund will significantly enhance opportunities for successful film artists to reach their audiences in the most appropriate ways possible for these unique films”.

Film artists interested in applying for Reel Art are invited to attend an information session on the scheme on Tuesday 5th September at 3pm in Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. This session will outline the purpose and priorities of the award and will answer questions on the scheme. Anyone interested in attending should register their interest by sending an email to reelart@filmbase.ie<mailto:reelart@filmbase.ie>.

Guidelines for Reel Art 2017, together with application forms for the scheme are available for download from the website www.<http://www.reelart.ie>filmbase.ie/reelart as are details of previous Reel Art projects.

 

 

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Call For: Applications for Arts Council of Ireland Bursary Awards

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The window for making a Bursary Awards application opens on Tuesday, 22 December 2015. The Deadline the Arts Council’s Bursary Awards is Thursday, 21 January 2016 at 5.30 pm

The Bursary Award is available in the following art forms: Architecture, Dance, Film, Literature (English Language), Music, Theatre and Visual Arts.
The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice. Guidelines for each award are published on the available funding section on the Arts Council‘s website.

Please note: Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. Applicants who have not previously used this system must register in advance of making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.

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Looking for funding?  Want to submit your work to festivals. Keep an eye on upcoming deadlines here.

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Deadline for Reel Art 2015 Announced

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The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2015 Reel Art scheme.  Launched in 2008, Reel Art is designed to provide film artists with a unique opportunity to make highly creative, imaginative and experimental documentaries on an artistic theme.  Operated in association with Filmbase and the Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will wholly support two films with grants of €70-€80,000 per project.  Reel Art films will premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival in February 2017. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 16th October 2015 at 5pm.

The Arts Council’s purpose in offering the Reel Art scheme is to support film artists to make documentary art films that would not otherwise get made. A key aim of the scheme is to complement, rather than replicate, the documentary and other funding programmes offered by the Arts Council, broadcasters and funding agencies in Ireland. 

Reel Art projects should be conceived for theatrical exhibition at film festivals and in arthouse cinema settings.  Only proposals for original, imaginative and aesthetically-driven treatments of arts subjects will be considered. Proposals that offer visually engaging, creative and experimental approaches to their subject will be prioritised.

Film artists interested in applying for Reel Art are invited to attend an information session on the scheme on Tuesday 22nd September at 3pm at Dublin Theatre Smock Alley and will outline the purpose and priorities of the award and will answer questions on the scheme. Anyone interested in attending is required to register their interest by sending an email to reelart@filmbase.ie

Updated guidelines for Reel Art 2015, together with application forms for the scheme are available for download from the website www.filmbase.ie/reelart as are details of previous Reel Art projects.

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Arts Council Film Bursary Award

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The purpose of the award is to support professional artists to develop their art practice. It provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and critically engage with their art.

Closing date 17:30, Thursday 22 January 2015
Maximum awarded €10,000
Artform and practice(s) Film
Applicant type Individual Artist
Telephone 01 6180 200
Email awards@artscouncil.ie

 

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Carmel Winters appointed as Film Artist in Residence at UCC

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University College Cork and the Arts Council have announced the appointment of Carmel Winters as Film Artist in Residence (Screenwriter) 2014-15.

 

The Film Artist in Residence role is jointly funded by UCC and the Arts Council, and is offered in association with the Cork Film Festival. It is designed to provide a screenwriter of distinction with a unique opportunity to develop his/her practice in a university environment while offering students the opportunity to engage with a practising artist in a meaningful way during the course of their studies.

 

During her residency Carmel Winters will provide lectures and workshops to students taking the BA in Film and Screen Media at UCC and will participate in a public event at the Cork Film Festival in November.

 

Speaking of the appointment Fionnuala Sweeney, Head of Film at the Arts Council, said: ‘The Arts Council wishes to congratulate Carmel on becoming the first Film Artist in Residence at UCC. She is a uniquely talented film artist with an original and singular voice who brings a keen insight to difficult subjects in her work. We hope that the residency will provide her with the time to further develop her practice in the creative and supportive environment offered by UCC.’

 

Professor Caroline Fennell, Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, UCC, said: ‘This exciting appointment of the first Film Artsist in Residence represents our ongoing commitment in UCC to ensuring that our students have an opportunity to engage with and be inspired by distinguished artists in a range of creative fields. We look forward to welcoming Carmel Winters to our community’.

 

 

 

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Deadline for Next Round of the Arts Council’s Bursary Awards

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The deadline for the next round of the Arts Council’s Bursary Awards is Thursday, 16th January 2014 at 5.30pm.

The window for making an application opens on Tuesday, 17th December 2013.

The following awards are available:

  • Architecture Bursary Award
  • Arts Participation Bursary Award
  • Dance Bursary Award
  • Film Bursary Award
  • Literature Bursary Award (English Language)
  • Music Bursary Award
  • Visual Arts Bursary Award

The Arts Council provides Bursary Awards in order to assist individual artists in the development of their art practice. The award emphasises the value and benefit to an artist’s development that is derived from a focused period of engagement with their practice.

Guidelines for each award are published on the available funding section on our website.

Please note

Applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s online services website. Applicants who have not previously used this system must register in advance of making an application. It is recommended that applicants allow five working days for registration prior to making an application.

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Four Films to be made to mark Arts Council Anniversary

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The Arts Council will mark its 60th anniversary with a series of exhibitions titled ‘Into the Light: The Arts Council – 60 Years of Supporting the Arts’. The exhibitions will run concurrently in four partner venues throughout the country from December 2012. The partner venues are: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin; Limerick City Gallery of Art; Crawford Art Gallery; The Model, Sligo.

 

To mark this special occasion, the Arts Council and RTÉ are supporting the making of four short films which respond creatively to the Arts Council collection and which will be broadcast in RTÉ Television’s weekly arts series, The Works, at the end of November 2012. Following a competitive process, the four films to be made are:

 

Variations on a Collection

An over view of the Arts Council collection and how it reflects who we are, by James Kelly

The Nettle Coat

Exploring the public’s response to Alice Maher’s Nettle Coat, by Pat Collins and Sharon Whooley

Reframe 

Following the artist Karl Burke during the development of his new work commissioned for the exhibition at Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane, by Tadhg O’Sullivan

A Prevailing Wind

Celebrating six decades of the arts, by Ian Cudmore, Alan Kavanagh and Donal Dineen.

 

Speaking recently, Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council, said ‘We are delighted to be offering this unique initiative in partnership with RTÉ.  These four films will bring the art from the Arts Council’s Into the Light exhibitions into the homes of audiences throughout Ireland through their broadcast within The Works on RTÉ Television. We would like to congratulate the film-makers on their selection and look forward to seeing their responses to the exhibitions in November.’

 

Aifric Ní Chianáin, Series Producer of The Works said: ‘RTÉ is delighted to collaborate with the Arts Council to commission and showcase new work by four innovative Irish film-makers. This is a big milestone for the Arts Council and this collaboration, we feel, is a creative and inclusive way to mark that milestone, as well as an exciting opportunity for film-makers. We look forward very much to premiering these short films on The Works in November.’

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Arts Council & RTÉ The Works

 

In 2012, the Arts Council celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its collection as well as 60 years of supporting the arts. To mark the occasion, the Arts Council and RTÉ will support the making of four short films which respond creatively to the collection. The films will be stand alone pieces of 3 minutes in duration which will be broadcast in RTÉ Television’s weekly arts series, THE WORKS, in November and December 2012.

 

These short films will be highly creative but will also work for a mainstream television audience. The Arts Council and RTÉ will look for projects which combine directors and producers with a track record of quality and creativity in film-making and/or television production.  Each film will be provided with a budget of up to €12,500.

 

Full details of the initiative (including guidelines and application form) will be announced on Friday, 14 September and an information session will take place on Wednesday, 19 September at 14:00 in the Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. Anyone interested in attending should register with Filmbase (events@filmbase.ie). Prospective applicants should note that the deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday, 1 October 2012. Applicants must be available for interview on Monday, 8 October and be in a position to deliver completed films on, or before, Monday, 19 November.

 

Please note no further information on this initiative will be available before 14 September.

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