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The 2014 Arts Act Grant Recipients have been announced

Details of the 2014 Kildare County Council Arts Act Grants Scheme recipients are detailed below.

All applications under the Arts Act Scheme 2014 will be officially notified of the Council's decision in the coming weeks.

ARTS ACT GRANT SCHEME 2014        
CATEGORY FIRST NAME SURNAME AREA PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AWARDED
ARTS ACT GRANT  
Professional Artists          
  Susan Connolly Sallins Costs to maintain art studio in Allenwood €1,000
  Brian Cregan Naas Create a body of work that evokes the heritage of the Curragh and surrounding areas €1,500
  Hayley Cunningham Celbridge Funding to attend the 12th International Ballet Mastercalss in Prague €400
  Pamela de Brí Prosperous Photography exhibiton examining the culture and heritage of the railway and in particular the Midland Great Western Railway €1,900
  Ken  Folan Maynooth Expand the Vanishing Art exhibition at Carton House to include artist in residence, school tours, lectures etc… €1,000
  Piaras Hoban Naas Purchase equipment to develop electronic music €450
  Denis Kelly Leixlip Develop painting practice within the framework of contemporary architecture and culture €700
  Fiona Marron Clane Funding to mount exhibition in Berlin €500
  Vera McEvoy Celbridge Intergenerational Art Project in The ACRE, exploring contemporary art and its relevance. €1,800
  Ciarán O'Grady Straffan Funding for a concert in Castletown House in June. €500
  Lianne O'Shea Naas Deliver a year long mentoring programme for the members of amateur dramatic movement in Kildare €1,300
  Aleksandra Rosiak Newbridge To perform 'Beyond the Seven Seas' and design and produce new puppets for future productions €1,200
  Lorraine Walsh Newbridge Materials to develop a new body of work for upcoming solo exhibition in Mayo. €1,000
  Paul Woods Newbridge Funding to re-engage with artistic practice and cmmence work on new project €500
Arts and Health          
National Learning Network Liz Holmes Maynooth Record and Design and Music CD €350
  Niamh Nolan Celbridge Buy art materials to participate in Artist Notebook project and mount exhibition €350
The Bridge Community, Camphill Ben Gamble Kilcullen Continued development of the Bell Orchestra €700
Monasterevin Resource Centre Maeve McElroy Monasterevin A community based inclusive art project to create a piece of work out of handmade paper and mixed media €350
National Learning Network Aishling Hennessy Naas Funding for Arts and Music Programme €700
Genil Training Centre Enda Moran Maynooth Five days of music workshops to create new compositions €500
Community Groups          
Anna Liffey Artists Fred Ball Maynooth Lighting for exhibitions €400
Ballymore Eustace Brass Band Sián Keary  Ballymore Eustace Musical Development Grant €1,200
Celbridge Camera Club Frank Butler Celbridge Funding to host a Photographic Exhibition €300
Landers Irish Dancing group Jenny Landers Kilcullen Attend Europeade Dance Festival €600
Living History Project Niamh Corcoran Ballitore Completion of Living History sculpture €1,100
The Millicent Singers Deirdre O'Donovan Clane Working with a vocal coach to develop the artistic quality of the choir €700
Naas Film Club Gerard Coffey Naas Advertise and promote the club €400
The Cloak Anne Marie Brain Kildare town Funding to stage 'The Cloak' €1,800
Trinity Athí Marie Caffrey Athy Attendance at 8th International folklore day in Prague €700
Education          
  Liadain de Buitlear Kildare town Craft project 'our Feathered Friends' with St. Corban's BNS €600
Patrican Primary School Brass Band Cormac O'Shea Newbridge Funding for more instruments €700
           
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER ARTS ACT GRANT 2014 €25,200
ARTIST IN SCHOOLS BURSARY AWARD  
Scoil Mhichil Naofa Marjorie Molloy Athy Cultivate and develop Willow Sculptures €2,500
           
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER ARTIST IN SCHOOLS BURSARY AWARD   €2,500
TYRONE GUTHRIE RESIDENCY BURSARY AWARD  
  Jo Mangan Maynooth Research and development 2 weeks
  Eithne Ní Chatháin Kilcock Arrange and develop new album 1 week
  Mark McGreevy Sallins Develop themes and elements of artistic practice 1 week
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER TYRONE GUTHRIE RESIDENCY BURSARY AWARD €1,300
YOUTH ARTS BURSARY AWARD    
  Cora  Purcell Newbridge Develop 2 new dance pieces for 'Echoes Youth Dance Company €2,500
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER YOUTH ARTS BURSARY AWARD €2,500
PLATFORM4 RECORDING BURSARY  
  Evelyn Shaw Naas Record a demo CD Awarded
  John Blake Naas Record new tracks Awarded
National Learning Network Liz Holmes Maynooth Record and Design and Music CD Awarded
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER PLATFORM4 RECORDING BURSARY €2,700
DRAMA LEAGUE OF IRELAND  BURSARY AWARD  
  Deirdre Goodwin Naas Attend Principles of Directing at DLI Summer School Awarded
  Orla  Gildea Leixlip Attend Eureka - Something from nothing at DLI Summer School Awarded
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER DRAMA LEAGUE OF IRELAND BURSARY €900
CECIL DAY LEWIS LITERARY BURSARY AWARD  
Professional Category          
  Laura Jane Cassidy Newbridge Research fiction novel about a Kildare singer-songwriter €2,000
Emerging Category          
  Bill  Tinley Maynooth Development plans for a short story collection 'All is Quiet' €1,500
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER CECIL DAY LEWSI LITERARY BURSARY AWARD €3,500
EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST BURSARY AWARD  
  Isobel Egan Sallins Inside Outside' a porcelain and photography exhibition inspired by architecture €2,500
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER EMERGING VISUAL ARTIST BURSARY AWARD €2,500
LOCAL PUBLISHING BURSARY AWARD  
  Brian McCabe Naas Short book about historical postcards €650
  Kevin O'Kelly Kildare Town Book about the artworks of Gill Berry €650
TOTAL AWARDED UNDER LOCAL PUBLISHING AWARD €1,300
           
GRAND TOTAL AWARDED UNDER KILDARE COUNTY COUNCIL ARTS GRANTS 2014 €42,400

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