11/07/17

Minister Humphreys approves over €156k in funding for cross-border cultural projects under Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2017

 

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Tuesday) announced €156,300 in funding to support cultural projects with a significant cross-border element under the Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2017.

Twenty-two projects are benefitting, within maximum funding of €15,000. Projects range from exhibitions, workshops and festivals and all involve bodies on both sides of the border cooperating in a cultural context.

Speaking today Minister Humphreys said:

“The Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2017 provides a platform for cultural exchanges and joint projects from organisations on both sides of the border and has produced some fascinating and valuable projects over the years.

“The island of Ireland shares a cultural resonance and output that can surpass political challenges.  Funding projects of this kind, such as those included under this scheme, is particularly important in the context of Brexit and the challenges that it may bring to cultural organisations and audiences across the border.”

ENDS

Note to Editors:

Please see below full list of organisations funded:

 

Applicant County Project Description Amount of funding
Castleblayney Community Enterprise CLG Monaghan Establishing and enhancing the shared culture of Castleblayney and Cullyhanna through music, heritage and folklore

 

10,000
Bardic Educational Arts & Media (BEAM Creative Network) Tyrone Arts based project promoting Irish Culture which will develop cultural links between Donaghmore and Clones

 

7,000
Oireachtas na Gaeilge Galway An Arts Fair bringing together artists who work through the Irish language and Irish language Officers

 

1,800
Tipperary County Museum Tipperary Siege Ireland resource material as part of phase 2 of the Clonmel & Derry North project

 

5,000
Children’s Books Ireland Dublin CBI Book of the Year Award 2016-2017 and shadowing scheme

 

15,000
Dublin Cinemagic Film & Television Festival for young people Dublin 10th Anniversary Cinemagic Dublin Film & Television Festival

 

15,000
Theatre Forum CLG Dublin Tourbook Live events: an online showcase platform for artists, production companies and venues

 

5,000
Music Generation Limerick City Limerick Connecting marginal communities in Limerick & Belfast through Hip/Hop

 

7,000
EVA International Limerick A project that seeks to develop the technical resources within the Irish visual arts sector on a North/South basis

 

6,000
NYAH Co Cavan Traditional Arts Cavan A Three -day celebration of Irish Culture , embracing youth, diversity, community, new horizons, shared spaces, safer communities, cultural expression and new friendships

 

7,000
Voluntary Creativity CLG Dublin Outreach Workshops bringing people & artists together from diverse communities

 

5,500
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Derry Various dance related events

 

4,500
St Mary’s Primary School Down Training in IT programs to produce a short film

 

4,500
Newry, Mourne & Down District Council Down The Old Irish Goat Art exhibition

 

1,700
Townhall Cavan Arts Space in participation with Cavan County Council Cavan An event to celebrate the artistic, cultural & musical heritage of the whole island of Ireland focused on the festival of Halloween

 

8,500
Marsh’s Library Dublin Mapping the treasures of the eighteenth century Irish libraries

 

8,000
The Hunt Museum Limerick Collaboration with four museums to access their knowledge, learning & experience of designing & delivery of playful museums programming for under 5s

 

7,000
Gallery of Photography Dublin Reframing the border: a cross border community based arts initiative

 

13,000
Fermanagh Omagh District Council Fermanagh Light installation in Pollnagollum waterfall cave

 

6,800
Irish Georgian Society Dublin Cross border summer school in Armagh & Monaghan

 

5,000
Irish Museums Association Dublin Consultation seminar looking at the potential implications of the exit of the UK from the EU on the museum & cultural sector

 

5,000
Inniskeen Enterprise Development Group Ltd Monaghan The Patrick Kavanagh Centre & Seamus Heaney home place celebrate the work of two of Ireland’s finest artists

 

8,000

156,300

 

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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