The Arts Council acknowledges that many Irish artists and arts organisations work, or plan to work, in an international context and in keeping with its' ongoing policy of supporting international co-operation, the Arts Council oversees three distinct programmes of activity in the area of international arts: the Creative Europe Desk Ireland - Culture Office; the Venice Biennale; Mobility of Artists and the provision of awards to support international collaboration.
In Ireland, the Creative Europe Desk comprises 3 offices: the Culture Office; MEDIA Office Dublin; and MEDIA Office Galway. The Arts Council is the designated host of the culture office, the role which is to promote the EU Creative Europe Programme 2014-2020 and to provide information, advice and technical assistance to any cultural operators in Ireland interested in applying for funding under the programme. In 2016, the Arts Council piloted a Co-funding Award to support the costs associated with the Irish elements of successful arts projects under the Creative Europe Programme. Following the success of this pilot initiative, the award is being offered on an annual basis and is serving to encourage important participation in the Creative Europe Programme.
The Arts Council supports the mobility of artists and arts professionals and offers a Travel and Training Award across a broad range of artforms and practices. The primary purpose of the award is to support individuals who wish to avail of training and other professional development opportunities abroad. It also supports individuals or organisations who wish to invite specialists from abroad to deliver high-level training or mentoring in Ireland.
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Creative Europe Desks Ireland
Civil Society Organization (CSO)