21/01/16

Minister Humphreys announces more than €400,000 in funding for arts organisations

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Thursday) announced more than €400,000 in funding for arts organisations across the country. The funding is being allocated as part of the Department’s Small Capital Grants Scheme and will be used to support arts groups and venues. More than 60 organisations will benefit, with maximum grants of €10,000.

Speaking today Minister Humphreys said:

“This small grants scheme is designed to directly support arts groups and venues, which are so important to our cultural life. More than 180 applications were received by my Department, which demonstrates the high level of demand for this worthwhile scheme.

“This round of funding will provide small capital grants of up to €10,000 each to over 60 organisations, for innovative and creative projects to improve their efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of arts and culture to their communities.

“While the amounts involved are relatively modest, the grants themselves can make a huge difference to the individual organisations. This small grants scheme is a very important way of providing direct support to local arts groups, which contribute so much to the vibrancy of communities nationwide.

“The economic recovery has allowed me to increase funding to the arts this year, and it is important that our arts and cultural sector continues to benefit as the recovery takes hold.”

ENDS

The list of successful projects is available at:

http://www.ahg.gov.ie/arts/creative-arts/grants-and-funding/arts-and-culture-small-capital-grants-scheme-2015/

 

 

 

 

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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