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Ealaín na Gaeltachta Teo. promotes the development of the contemporary and the traditional arts in the Gaeltacht and is a joint venture between Údarás na Gaeltachta and the Arts Council. Ealaín na Gaeltachta provides services and grant schemes that support the development of arts organisations and individual artists.


Call for expressions of interest in CWLWM/CEANGAL conference III | 26–27 November 2021 | online

CWLWM/CEANGAL (Connections) brings together practitioners from the areas of theatre creation, production, academia, policymaking, and funding, who work through the medium of Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh. This year, the conference will include two days of panel discussions, a keynote address, the launch of the conference website and a call for theatrical commissions. The Conference is a partnership between the Centre for Media and Culture in Small Nations at the University of South Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Theatre Gu Leòr, The National University of Ireland Galway and Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe.

If you are involved in theatre-making in Irish, Scottish Gaelic or Welsh and would like to take part in this conference by contributing to panel discussions, please let us know.

Information sessions on completing the Bursary Scheme application

Are you struggling with an Application form?
Register now for this information session to support you in completing your application form.
Tuesday, October 19th @ 7-8.30pm
Wednesday, October 20th @ 10 – 11.30am

Gaeltacht artists, at all stages of their professional practice, are welcome to apply for the Bursary Scheme this year.
A bursary allows an artist to set time aside to explore and develop an aspect of their artistic practice, and / or to develop a particular work. The scheme is aimed at those who work as professional artists at all stages of their practice and that are living in the Gaeltacht.
We welcome applications from artists in any medium or arts field to apply, e.g. writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists, actors & r.l.

You can download an application here in advance, and ask questions on the day. The deadline for applications is 1st November 2021.


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Ealaín na Gaeltachta Teo. offers three annual funding schemes – Scéim na bhFéilte (Festivals Scheme), Scéim na bPríomhréimsí (Funding Core Projects) and the Scéim Sparánachta (Bursary Scheme). Scéim Síol, which offers seed funding and support for smaller-scale initiatives, is open for applications year round. Information on all of the schemes is available from the Arts Facilitators.

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