Minister Humphreys announces €1.76m in funding through Culture Ireland

culture-ireland-logoMinister Humphreys has announced €1.76m in funding for Irish arts globally through Culture Ireland.

The Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced approval for the award of over €1.76 million in funding for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide during 2017 through Culture Ireland.

A total of 135 projects are being funded, which will allow Irish artists to stage events in 35 countries internationally. It follows an open call for applications from Irish artists, art organisations and international presenters. The funding includes a total of €860,000 for bodies who partner Culture Ireland in creating opportunities for Irish artists abroad.

One of the main recipients of funding in 2017 is the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, which will receive €180,000 to enable this key cultural landmark celebrate its 15th anniversary next year with a series of very special events.

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