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Friday 17th November 2000 at 11am 0 Comments

Síle de Valera, T.D., Minister for the Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, and Michael McGimpsey, M.L.A., Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland, tonight attended the 24th annual North-South Dinner and Meeting of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. The dinner took place at the Coach House, Dublin Castle.

Earlier, at the annual meeting of the Arts Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the two Councils pledged further co-operation and strategic partnership in their drive to foster and encourage artists and arts organisations arts throughout the island of Ireland.

Welcoming members to the Joint Meeting, Arts Council Chairman Patrick J. Murphy said that the coming year offered many opportunities to strengthen the relationship between the two Arts Councils. "An Chomhairle Ealaíon celebrates the 50th anniversary of its establishment during 2001, and one of the projects to mark the anniversary is the creation of an island-wide arts events listings website, which the Arts Council is undertaking in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. This will be an important new resource for the arts sector throughout Ireland," said Mr Murphy.

Responding to Patrick J Murphy's remarks, Professor Brian Walker, Chairman of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, noted that the professional relationship between the two Councils had deepened and broadened in his period as Chairman. "With a newly-appointed Council membership attending its first Joint Meeting and a new Chief Executive in place in Belfast, continuity is the key word. The major initiatives in supporting the individual artist, sustaining the arts infrastructure and promoting the arts at home and abroad, are already a testament to achievement and they will present challenges for the year ahead."

The 25th meeting of the two Arts Councils will take place in Belfast in 2001.


Collaboration between the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and An Chomhairle Ealaion 2000

Jointly Funded Projects

Achill Heinrich Boll Committee

Bursaries at residential centre for writers and artists

Adapt Northern Ireland

Arts and disability organisation

Alice Berger Hammerschlag

Visual Arts award


Travel scheme for artists and arts workers

the Arts and Disability Forum Northern Ireland

Arts and disability organisation

Aspects Festival

Literary Festival

Books Ireland

Irish books magazine

Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival

Literary Festival

Circa Art Magazine

Visual Arts Magazine

Clare Festival of Traditional Singing

Traditional music festival


Umbrella organisation for Irish publishers

Contemporary Music Centre

Centre for composer promotion

Dance Theatre of Ireland Tour

Dance tour

Drake Music Project

Project enabling physically disabled children to compose and perform music

Ennis/IMRO Composition Summer School

Two-week residential music course

Feakle Traditional Singing Weekend


Gallery Press

Poetry and drama publisher

George Campbell Memorial Travel Grant

Visual Arts award

Ireland Chair of Poetry

Professor of Poetry based at 3 universities in Ireland

Ireland Literature Exchange

Support for translation of Irish literature

Irish Arts Review

Visual Arts review

Irish Theatre Magazine


Irish Traditional Music Archive

Resource & information centre for traditional music

Irish Writers’ Centre

Centre for readings, workshops and seminars

Moving on Music

Jazz promotion/International Jazz Summer school

Music Network (Musicwide Scheme)

Subsidy scheme for promotion of Irish Music

North/South Dance Projects

North/South Dance Projects

Opera Summer School

Opera summer school

Opera Theatre Company

Opera company

Poetry Ireland

Organisation promoting poetry in Ireland

PS1 Studio

Visual Arts scheme

Salmon Publishing


Scoil Samhaidh Willie Clancy

Traditional Arts Summer School

Share Music Course

Residential music course for disabled people

Skidmore Jazz Award

Award scheme

Slieve Gullion Festival of Traditional Singing


Source Photographic Review


Stewart Parker Trust

Bursary for new playwrights/workshops/publications

Support for the Individual Artist

Joint research

The Irish Review

Journal of critical and creative writing

Tyrone Guthrie Centre

Residential centre for artists

Verbal Arts Centre



Joint publication on International Arts

Visual Arts Criticism Bursary




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