Call For: Procurement of Arts Advisers for The Arts Council

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The Arts Council wishes to procure the services of a number of Arts Advisers to meet the needs of the organisation both from a quality and service delivery perspective. The art form areas to which this relates are: Architecture, Circus, Street Arts and Spectacle, Film, Music, Opera, Planning, Theatre, Traditional Arts. Each contract will be offered separately.

Successful tenderers will be experienced practitioners in the relevant areas, with the expertise and experience required to work with the Arts Council’s staff by assisting in the appraisal and assessment of funding applications, providing critical advice on artistic work and providing advice in relation to art form policy as required.

Application for each of these contracts is exclusively by a public tender process offered via the eTenders procurement website on 5 October 2016 on www.etenders.gov.ie. All proposals should be submitted by 26 October 2016. Any questions regarding any of these contracts should be directed as set out in the tender notices and should not be directed to the Arts Council.

 

 

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The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art 2013

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The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2013 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 Jameson 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 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 18th October at 17:00 2013.

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 while 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 17th September at 3pm in Filmbase. Representatives from the Arts Council and JDIFF 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 info@reelart.ie.

Updated guidelines for Reel Art 2013, together with application forms for the scheme are available for download from the website www.reelart.ie as are details of previous Reel Art projects.

 

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The Arts Council and RTÉ advise of a forthcoming filmmaking opportunity

In 2012, the Arts Council celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its collection as well as 60 years of supporting the arts. To mark this, 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 filmmaking 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, 14th September and an information session will take place on Wednesday, 19th 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, 1st 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, 19th November.

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

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The Arts Council announces deadline for Reel Art

The Arts Council has announced the deadline for the 2010 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 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Reel Art will wholly support three films with grants of €70–€80,000 per project.  Reel Art films will premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2012. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, 18th October at 5pm.

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 while 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 at Filmbase on Tuesday 21st September at 14:30. Representatives from the Arts Council and JDIFF 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 info@reelart.ie.

Updated guidelines for Reel Art 2010, together with application forms for the scheme are available for download from the website www.reelart.ie.

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Innovative television documentary scheme

TG4 and the An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council invite submissions for the 6th season of this innovative television documentary scheme that supports the creative exploration of the arts in Ireland.

This year the project aims to support a number of documentaries on a range of art forms for a series of programmes that will provide an insight into the arts as well as the making of art in modern Ireland. Ideas for single programmes or series will be considered. A total fund of €120,000 is available and successful documentary projects may apply for additional financial support from other funding agencies if desired.

Deadline for receipt of submissions is 1pm Friday, 11th June 2010.

Go to www.tg4.ie for more details.

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€750,000 Awarded In Cinema Digitisation Grants

The Arts Council and the Irish Film Board have announced that seven cinemas will share an award of €750,000 between them as part of the Cinema Digitisation Grant Scheme.

The Scheme, which is an initiative of the Cultural Cinema Consortium, seeks to provide grants that will allow Irish cinemas to purchase and install digital projection equipment.

The seven cinemas awarded grants are Light House Cinema (€200,000); Irish Film Institute (€150,000); Screen Cinema (€110,000); Cinema North West (€75,000); The Cinemobile (€75,000); Mermaid, Wicklow Arts Centre (€70,000); and Town Hall Theatre, Galway (€70,000).

The Digital Cinema in Ireland Report can be downloaded here.

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Reel Art Launched

The Arts Council, in association with Filmbase and the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival have announced a new scheme to provide funding for documentary filmmakers. Entitled Reel Art, the scheme will offer grants of up to €80,000 to three documentaries with an artistic theme. The Reel Art films will be made for theatrical exhibition and will be shown at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February 2010.

Applications should be sent in hardcopy to Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 before 5 pm on Wednesday, 5th November 2008.

Further information is available on the Reel Art website www.reelart.ie or from Filmbase, the operator of the scheme, www.filmbase.ie

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