Capital funding of more than €9m for arts and cultural centres announced

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced details of more than €9 million in capital funding for arts and culture centres across the country. The Minister made the announcement as part of the Creative Ireland programme, with funding provided under her Department’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018.

A total of 56 cultural organisations will benefit from this capital investment, including theatres, heritage centres, galleries, archives, integrated arts centres, artist studios and creative and performance spaces.

Seven flagship projects will receive substantial funding allocations:
Solstice Meath Arts Centre – €300,000
The Irish Arial Creation Centre (home of Fidget Feet) – €350,000
The Hunt Museum, Limerick – €400,000
The Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo – €550,000
Cavan Town Hall Theatre – €750,000
The Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare – €1,000,000
Wexford Arts Centre – €1,000,000

A further 49 projects will receive funding ranging from €20,000 to €276,000.

For a full list of organisations that received funding see: www.merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/

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