- Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016 – 2018
In January 2016, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, announced a new €9m Capital investment scheme for arts and culture centres. The scheme was focused on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres that operate as not-for-profit organisations throughout the country that had a clearly defined arts and culture focus. The funding was made available as part of the Capital Investment Framework 2016-2021.
- Stream 1 offered grants from €20,000 up to €300,000;
- Stream 2 offered grants from €300,000 up to €1,000,000.
- Stream 3 offered grants up to €20,000 to not-for-profit organisations with a clearly defined arts and culture remit.
- Streams 1 and 2 closed for applications on 16 September 2016, and awards were announced in February 2017.
- Stream 3 closed for applications on 16 June 2017, and awards were announced in August 2017.
- Arts and Culture Small Capital Grants Scheme 2015
The Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Ms Heather Humphreys TD, launched details of the Arts and Culture Small Capital Grants Scheme on 2015 in August 2015.
The Arts and Culture Small Capital Grants Scheme was designed to support arts and culture organisations that operate as not-for-profit institutions across the country. Applications for dedicated arts or culture projects from other not-for-profit organisations were also accepted. The scheme allowed for the funding of small capital projects of up to €10,000, to meet up to 70% of costs of capital projects.
Projects funded under the Scheme must seek to meet a specific cultural need to support the Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs in the delivery of its objective to nurture and develop Irish artistic and creative talent and enhance access to the arts.
The closing date for receipt of applications was 2 September 2015
- Grants for Arts And Culture Infrastructure
The first and second Arts and Culture Capital Enhancement Support Scheme – ACCESS and ACCESS 11 – were administered by the Department from 2000 and 2006 respectively. They were designed to assist the provision of high standard arts and culture ACCESS II is designed to assist the provision of high standard arts and culture infrastructure and enhanced access to the arts throughout the country. The schemes prioritised the enhancement and maintenance of existing facilities, and accordingly 70% of the funds available were directed towards the enhancement and/or refurbishment of existing facilities, with 30% for new facilities.there is also provision under the terms of the scheme to support new build projects. Projects supported included the provision of new integrated art centres, theatres and studio space and the refurbishment of existing performance spaces. It has been widely acknowledged as a significant intervention in the provision of quality cultural space throughout the regions.
- Cultural Development Expenditure