Sky Arts’ Ignition to award €230,000 to an Irish arts organisation

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Arts organisations in Ireland are able to pitch for €230,000 – around £200,000 – as part of Sky Arts’ Ignition initiative.

Sky Arts’ Ignition was launched in 2011 and is aimed at supporting a total of six arts organisations to create new projects, such as performances and art installations.

So far, Sky Arts has supported Tate Liverpool and the Victoria and Albert Museum through the initiative, but the third round of funding will be exclusively for Irish companies.

The winning applicant will win €230,000 to fund a new project to be co-developed with Sky Arts and any contributing artists.

Sky said it will also work with the winning organisation to bring the project to a “wider audience” through television and online activity.

The broadcaster will also offer marketing and new media support.

James Hunt, director of Sky Arts, said: “This will see Sky investing directly in the thriving Irish arts landscape, and collaborating with a leading arts organisation to bring a new work to life on screen and on the ground. It’s a fantastic way for us to help support Ireland’s cultural vibrancy.”