Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht operates a Scheme of funding support, for local and regional museums, to promote and enhance the marketing of these institutions, and to further programmes established to attract the aged, young, and socially disadvantaged to visit these institutions. Cultural events held in museums to attract a local and tourist audience and/or to promote museums as focal centres of the local community, have also been supported through this scheme.

Grants are provided for capital works which enhance the exhibition/display facilities within the museum or which promote access to the museum.

Funding provided under the Scheme is to help meet a specific cultural need and to support the Department in the delivery of its objective to nurture and develop Irish artistic and creative talent and enhance arts access, the national cultural institutions, regional arts infrastructure and cultural tourism countrywide, in cooperation with national and local authorities and other partners.

Projects which are considered for funding under the scheme include, but are not limited to, projects which:

  • Enhance the cultural offering of the Museum;
  • Encourage greater access to the Museum;
  • Promote co-operation and joint initiatives between eligible museums / organisations / institutions;
  • Promote the use of Museums as tourism resources in their locality or region;
  • Increase visitor numbers at the Museum;

Details of this year’s scheme can be found here. Please use the application forms provided.

Application Form – Word version

Application Form – PDF Version

2019 Allocations



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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