Arts Council Announces €12.8m in Arts Grant Funding

New Music Dublin – one of the recipients of Arts Grant Funding for 2022; Sylvia O'Brien performing in this year's festival (Photo: Molly Keane)

Arts Council Announces €12.8m in Arts Grant Funding

163 arts organisations and 20 individual artists funded from 217 applications.

The Arts Council has announced its funding decision under the Arts Grant scheme. A total of €12.8m has been awarded to 163 arts organisations and 20 individual artists, from 217 applications.

The scheme is one of the largest run by the Council and supports arts activity and programmes throughout the country. It covers all art forms, from architecture to opera.

In the music, opera and traditional arts categories, €2.2m was awarded. Among the recipients are the new traditional arts resource organisation Trad Ireland/Traid Éireann (€22,350), which recently published a report on the challenges facing the sector; the new arts venue in Conamara, Stiúideo Cuan, which is set to open this November (€40,000), resource organisation Harp Ireland/Cruit Éireann (€100,000), record label Ergodos (€32,000), the Finding A Voice festival of female composers (€32,000), St Patrick’s Festival (€40,000), Kirkos ensemble (€57,000), Lismore Music Festival (€144,327) and New Music Dublin (€260,000). The Journal of Music has received an offer of funding of €75,000. In the young people and children category, the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland has been offered €100,000.

Commenting on the funding, Maureen Kennelly, Director of the Arts Council, said:

The breadth and range of applications is truly inspiring to see. Artists and organisations have suffered disproportionately through the pandemic and it is heartening to see the resilience of the arts sector. It is also encouraging to know that while we support these 20 artists and 163 organisations, they will in turn create thrilling new work and support the public as we recover together. Their work is increasingly representative of the rich diversity of contemporary Ireland. The talent represented in these organisations and individual artists is world class and their ambition and confidence is a source of enormous pride to the Arts Council.

For a full list of Arts Grant recipients, see below. For more, visit

Architecture On The Edge

Artists support
Achill Heinrich Boll Association

Cill Rialaig Project Ltd

Arts participation
Asylum Productions

Byrne, Aisling

Callan Workhouse Union

Centre For Creative Practices

Common Ground

Cork Community Artlink Ltd

Dance Theatre of Ireland

Outlandish Theatre Platform

Tallaght Community Arts

The Limerick Theatre And Performance Hub

The Walls Project

Upstate Theatre Project

Circus Factory

Circus Gerbola

Dublin Circus Project

Duffy’s Circus

Elaine McCague

Emily Aoibheann McDonnell

National Circus Festival of Ireland

Company Philip Connaughton

Croi Glan Integrated Dance

Galway Dance Project

Alexandre Iseli

Junk Ensemble

Luke Murphy

Angeliki Smalis

The Firkin Crane

Festivals and Events
Cairde Festival Ltd

Clifden Community Arts Week

Clonmel Junction Festival

Galway Theatre Festival

Light Moves Festival Of Screendance

Traders in the Area Supporting the Cultural Quarter Ltd


Literature (English language)

Bullaun Press

Crannog Magazine

Cúirt International Festival of Literature

Curlew Editions Ltd

Cyphers Magazine

Dalkey Book Festival

Paula Dias Garcia

Doire Press

Dublin Book Festival

Dublin Review of Books

Fallow Media

Fighting Words

Fish Publishing

Cassia Gaden Gilmartin

Dani Gill

Catherine Hearn

Holy Show

IBBY Ireland

International Literature Festival Dublin

Irish Pages

Lilliput Press

Match In The Dark

Museum Of Literature Ireland

New Island Books DAC

Over the Edge

Publishing Ireland

Skein Press

The Dublin Review

The O’Brien Press

Tramp Press

Wordwell Ltd

Ó Bhéal

Literature (Irish language)
Comhar Teoranta

Dalen (Llyfrau) Cyf


Futa Fata


Street Arts
Inishowen Carnival Group

Dumbworld Ltd

Lismore Music Festival

Aoife Burke

Clifden Arts Society

Con Brio

Cork International Choral Festival

Cork Orchestral Society

Drogheda International Music Series

Dublin Sound Lab

Dún Laoghaire Organ Festival


Finding A Voice

Kaleidoscope Night


Louth Contemporary Music Ltd

Luminosa Music

Music for Galway

Music for Wexford

Music in Kilkenny

Musici Ireland

National String Quartet Foundation

New Music Dublin

Now And Then Media Ltd

Pipeworks Festival

Karen Power

Quiet Music Ensemble


Sligo Jazz Project

Sundays at Noon / Gallery Music

Symphony Club of Waterford

The Galway Music Residency

The Journal of Music

Waterford Music

Westport Jazz

Ian Wilson

ANU Productions

Broken Talkers

Dead Centre Theatre Company

Decadent Theatre Company

Four Rivers Theatre Company

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland

HATCH Theatre Company

Landmark Productions

Livin Dred Theatre Company

Tracy Martin


The Performance Corporation

Verdant Productions Ltd

Louise White

Nyree Yergainharsian

Traditional Arts
Baltimore Fiddle Fair

Ceol Connected

Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair

Harp Ireland/Cruit Éireann

Historical Harp Society of Ireland

Ionad Culturtha

St Patrick’s Festival

Stiúideo Cuan

The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre

Trad Ireland/Traid Éireann


Balor Arts Centre

Complex Productions Ltd

Courthouse Arts Centre

Friars’ Gate Theatre & Arts

Nenagh Arts Centre

South Tipperary Arts Centre

St John’s Arts Centre

The Glens Centre

The Mill Theatre

Tipperary Excel Heritage Company

Visual Arts
126 Artist-Run Gallery


Artlink Ltd

Askeaton Contemporary Arts CLG

Conway, Enid

Courthouse Studios and Gallery

Custom House Studios Ltd

Clodagh Emoe

Goma Gallery Of Modern Art Waterford


Irish Arts Review

Lismore Castle Arts



Ormston House

Pallas Projects/Studios

Paper Visual Art Journal

Sample Studios


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation


Young people, children and the arts
Barnstorm Theatre Company Ltd

Branar Dramaiochta Teo

Cloughjordan Circus Club

The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland

Dublin Youth Theatre

Fibin Teo

Graffiti Theatre Company Ltd

Monkeyshine Theatre

Newell, Anna

Noonan, Cliodhna

Super Paua


Theatre Lovett

Waterford Youth Arts

WhistleBlast Quartet

Published on 19 October 2021

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