A total of €25,751 in funding has been allocated today for arts organisations in Donegal.
Fine Gael Minister Joe McHugh TD, has welcomed the move.
The funding was announced by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, through which more than €400,000 in funding will be allocated through the Department’s Small Capital Grants Scheme to arts organisations across the country.
More than 60 organisations will benefit, with maximum grants of €10,000.
Minister McHugh, “I am extremely pleased to see that over €25,000 of funding will be going to Donegal. An Grianán will receive funding for lighting; Artlink will receive funding for computers and software; Butt Drama Circle Co. Ltd for audio/lighting/box off equipment; and Earagail Arts Festival Management Company for computers / pa system / lighting.
“This small grants scheme is designed to directly support arts groups and venues, which are so important to our cultural life. 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.
Fine Gael Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh has also welcomed today’s announcement, commenting “I am very pleased that these groups have been successful in their application for funding, I have worked closely with An Grianan Theatre and I am delighted that they have been successful today as I know how vital this funding will be to help support the great work they are doing.”Tags: