AOIFE Attends European Festivals Arts Summit 2019 in Lisbon

Jan Briers, President of the EFA, Barbara Kessler, Director Creative Europe, and Col Croffy, Executive Director, AOIFE.   Over 250 delegates attended the European Festivals Summit held in Lisbon recently. The Irish Association were represented alongside their other 14 Collective and National Association Partners and some 200 festival producers in the capital of Portugal for three days under a European Union…

Irish Music Festival Announcements

The Week in Music Festival Announcements John Grant, Bombay Bicycle Club, Thumper, Pussy Riot, Max Richter and Pillow Queens amongst recent additions to festivals for the summer. There have been a number of festival announcements this week from Galway International Arts Festival, It Takes a Village, All Together Now, Forbidden Fruit, Cork Midsummer Festival, Birr Festival of Music and more.…

AOIFE Fesival & Events Pop Up Advice Clinic – Waterford & Tipperary

This month sees the return of the annual AOIFE (Association of Festival and Events) Pop Up Advice Clinics to engage with the 30 plus Festivals and event organisers in the County. AOIFE’s Executive Director and Multi-Media Assistant will be traversing the Country again this spring season in an effort to meet local member festival and event organisers. Modelled on other…

AOIFE Online Sector Update – February 2019

Limerick Native receives New York award for dedication to the Arts

Emily-Jane Kirwan, a former Crescent College Comprehensive student, is set to be awarded by the Irish Arts Centre in New York City. Now acting as executive director at New York's Marian Goodman Gallery, Ms Kirwan and her husband, Jay Grimm, moved to the USA in 2001, after spending time in Limerick's arts and cultural scene - most notably as the…

Over 300 Men’s Sheds set to receive Government Funding

It has been confirmed recently that over 300 Men's Sheds around the country are due to receive funding from the Government. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, recently announced the news that his department would oversee this allocation of funding. Following the allowance of over €500,000 to Men's Sheds last summer, through the Community Enhancement Programme, the…

Midlands Pop Up Advice Clinics – February 2019

This month sees the return of the annual AOIFE (Association of Festival and Events) Pop Up Advice Clinics to engage with the 30 plus Festivals and event organisers in the County. AOIFE’s Executive Director and Multi-Media Assistant will be traversing the Country again this spring season in an effort to meet local member festival and event organisers. Modelled on other Network…

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