The Embassy of Ireland invites submissions

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1916 Commemoration

Next year we will mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, a key moment on Ireland’s path to independence. Ireland 2016 is an open invitation to everyone, of all ages, both here in Ireland and overseas,to join in a year of commemoration, conversation and exploration – through the arts, through historical research and exposition, through the Irish language, through education and children’s events – from which a new and more expansive sense of Irish identity can emerge.

An bhliain seo chugainn beimid ag comóradh cuimhneachán céad bliain Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916, ar thráth chinniúnach é i dtriall na hÉireann ar an neamhspleáchais. Is é is Éire 2016 ann ná cuireadh oscailte do gach duine, beag beann ar aois, anseo in Éirinn agus i dtíortha thar lear, páirt a ghlacadh i mbliain ina mbeidh comóradh, comhrá agus iniúchadh óna bhféadfaidh braistint féiniúlachta Éireannaí nua agus níos leithne teacht aníos trí na healaíona, trí thaighde agus mhíniú ar an stair, tríd an nGaeilge, trí oideachas agus trí imeachtaí do leanaí.

The Embassy of Ireland, Canberra invites the submission of funding proposals for events in Australia and New Zealand to form part of the international programme to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising. The deadline for submission of proposals to canberraembassy@dfa.ie  using the attached application form is 13th September 2015.

Events should fall within the framework of the overall Ireland 2016 programme (see www.ireland.ie) and be aligned with one or more of the five themes: Remember; Reconcile; Present; Imagine; and Celebrate.

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Commemorating 1916

Taking the 1916 Rising as a starting point, projects with a community, commemorative, cultural, academic, or educational focus will all be eligible for funding.

The Embassy will put forward a shortlist of proposals received to the centrally administered fund. Depending on the number of proposals submitted, it may not be possible to fund all those received. It is also unlikely that the Embassy would be able to fund the full cost of a project.

Any queries regarding the funding round, contact  Sarah Mangan, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Canberra or  + 61 2 6214 0011

Further information:  See Embassy Canberra Call for proposals for Ireland 2016 for guidance on allowable and excluded expenditure; and project application form: Ireland 2016 Project Form – Embassy Canberra