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Gemma Dunleavy among recipients of the Markievicz Award 2021

Gemma Dunleavy among recipients of the Markievicz Award 2021

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The 10 recipients of the Decade of Centenaries Markievicz Award bursary scheme for artists were announced today by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD.

The Award is intended to support artists to develop their craft and ultimately produce great art that recognises and commemorates the role of women in the historical period covered by the Decade of Centenaries and beyond.

The 10 awards announced today go to:

Zoë Ashe-Browne (Dance)
Barbara Bergin (Theatre)
Ursula Burke (Visual Arts)
Gemma Dunleavy (Music)
Eleanor Hooker (Literature – English)
Oonagh Kearney (Film)
Louise Mulcahy (Traditional Arts)
Zoe Ní Riordáin (Theatre)
Jennifer Thorp (Literature – English)
Eimear Walshe (Visual Arts).


Awards under the scheme will be made each year in the period 2021-2023 to up to 10 artists (either individual artists working alone or in collaboration with others) – to a value of €25k per individual or group, an increase on €20k in previous years. The Department is partnering with the Arts Council on the administration of the scheme