08/05/2014: Minister Deenihan announces Direct Grant Aid Programme of €75,500 under the Government Policy on Architecture 2014.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr Jimmy Deenihan, T.D. today (8th May 2014), announced the awarding of direct grant aid to 8 projects in 2014 which will support and complement the Actions of the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-2015.

The Minister stated:
“I am pleased to announce that I am in a position to provide funding again in 2014 through my Department’s Government Policy on Architecture implementation programme.  The Government Policy on Architecture places an emphasis on sustainable development of the environment and urban design, incorporates architectural heritage in a holistic integrated manner, and encourages and supports high quality modern architecture.”


Details of projects to be grant assisted from the fund are listed in the table below.

Applicant/Project Promoter  Brief Description of the Project  Proposed Grant
Representative Church Body – Digitise/catalogue drawings
Part funding to digitise and catalogue 18th and 19th-century architectural drawings in the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough –  €5,200

Irish Architectural Archive – Publishing the IAA Catalogue on line
Part funding to publish the IAA catalogue on line – €10,000

Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland  RIAI Annual Review
Part funding of the publication RIAI Annual Review Irish Architecture vol. 5  €15,000

Architectural Association of Ireland  – Lectures, publication and exhibition
Produce a series of lectures, publication and an exhibition on exemplary architecture practice – €10,080

Meath County Council – Adaptive re-use of existing sites within the World Heritage Landscape of Brú na Bóinne
Part funding of a study on adaptive re-use of existing sites –  €13,000

darc space  – ‘New Religion’: New Religious Communities in Dublin and Adaptation of Sacred Space
An exhibition exploring the re-appropriation of existing sacred space for new uses –  €7,400

University College Dublin – ‘In the Field’
A community based research project to create awareness of architecture – €12,120

Irish Planning Institute/Urban Forum –  One day lecture
Lecture and discussion to create awareness of contemporary international issues in architecture and planning – €2,700

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