Culture Ireland is proud to award a grant in support of The Chieftains 2011 US Tour as part of Culture Ireland’s strategic focus on the US for 2011, entitled Imagine Ireland. Culture Ireland is the state agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide, working under the aegis of the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Culture Ireland creates and supports opportunities for Irish artists to present their work at strategic international festivals, venues, showcases and arts markets.
Since Culture Ireland was established in 2005, the agency has promoted and supported over 1200 Irish cultural initiatives and events in over 60 countries worldwide. In 2008 alone, over 500,000 people across the globe saw a live performance by an Irish theatre and/or dance company and many more have seen the work of Irish artists in exhibitions and films or been to a showcase gig of Irish bands at one of the 6 Music From Ireland showcases taking place every year.
A selection of highlights of projects and events in receipt of Culture Ireland support are listed on www.cultureireland.gov.ie/events/2011Spring.html
If you are interested in seeing The Chieftains perform on their Spring 2011 US tour please see http://www.thechieftains.com/news/ to see if there is something happening near you.