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Call to Artists and Performers

PROPOSALS SOUGHT FROM ARTISTS/PERFORMERS FOR CULTURE NIGHT OFFALY

CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 18TH APRIL 2019

The Arts Office of Offaly County Council is seeking proposals from artists & performers interested in being included in this year’s Culture Night Event in Offaly (Friday 20th September 2019). New ideas are especially welcome. We will consider proposals including but not limited to:- music performances, comedy acts, literature events, visual art exhibitions, theatre, dance, film and workshops. For information on how to apply please click on the link above.

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Arts Act Grant 2019 NOW OPEN

Offaly County Council has now opened its application process for the Arts Acts Grants scheme 2018. Arts organisations, schools, drama & musical groups, town bands, voluntary community groups (not festivals) in Offaly are all eligible to apply.

The funding scheme is competitive and applicants are encouraged to ensure that proposed projects are innovative and ambitious, and provide maximum impact in the community with it objectives. With this in mind the Arts Act Grants 2019 are open to creative and cultural projects in the community.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM & GUIDELINES HERE or contact can be made on arts@offalycoco.ie or 057 9357400.

The closing date extended until Friday 1st February 2019 at 2pm. We welcome queries from groups making an application and remind potential applicants to read the guidelines carefully before putting an application together.

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Professional Artist Database

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL OFFALY ARTISTS

IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ON OR BE ON OUR DATABASE YOU NEED TO SEND IN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST DATABASE FORM

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST DATABASE FORM DOWNLOAD HERE

CLOSING DATE FOR FORMS IS FRIDAY 22 MARCH 2019

Offaly Arts Office is currently updating our Professional Artist Database. (in accordance with GDPR). The database sends out opportunities and information to Offaly artists with regards to the arts in Offaly, artists also need to be included on the database to qualify for Offaly County Council Arts Grants/bursaries. We are asking all existing database artists and new artists to send in a form.

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Can your business tap into the Offaly Film Industry?

Film can bring business worth tens of thousands to an area, with production companies using hotels, catering companies, taxis and restaurants; for instance the recent TV pilot in Charleville Castle saw 130 cast and crew come to Tullamore for 6 days using a wide range of services from local petrol stations to hotels and restaurants. The FilmOffaly Vendor Card will give local services the opportunity to tap directly into that industry for extra business.  FilmOffaly is the first port of call for film productions looking for locations and services in Offaly. Businesses who offer a reasonable discount for their services and partner with the FilmOffaly Vendor Card,  will be in a prime position to gain the film industry’s attention.