Minister Humphreys announces capital funding of more than €745,000 for voluntary arts organisations nationwide

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Friday) announced funding of almost €750,000 for more than 60 local arts organisations around the country. The funding is being made available under Stream 3 of the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018. Earlier this year, Minister Humphreys announced funding of over €9 million under Stream 1 and 2 of the Scheme.

The maximum grant being awarded under this round of funding is €20,000.

Announcing the funding, Minister Humphreys said:

“We deliberately made the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018 as flexible as possible to ensure that a diverse number of arts organisations would benefit. As a result of this latest round of funding, more than 120 organisations have benefitted from this very worthwhile scheme.

“The first two rounds of funding were for the larger arts and cultural organisations that required upgrading of existing facilities. The funding I am announcing today is specifically aimed at smaller organisations with a defined arts and cultural remit, which make such a positive contribution to their local communities.

“While the amounts involved are relatively modest, these grants will make a positive difference to the individual organisations concerned, which include small arts centres, theatres, galleries, museums, heritage centres, archives as well as artist studios and creative and performance spaces.

“A wide variety of projects will benefit including IT related projects, new lighting and sound systems in theatres and arts centres, seating, staging and storage and the improvement of digital facilities. These projects all aim to improve the audience and creative experience.

“As part of the Creative Ireland Programme, I want to enable creativity in every community. In that regard, this investment is an important way of supporting the arts in the regions and ensuring that people right across the country can access quality cultural facilities.

“I am also pleased that almost 80% of the funding being allocated today is for projects outside of Dublin. This is in line with the Action Plan for Rural Development which is the first ever whole-of-government strategy aimed at delivering real change for people living and working in rural Ireland.”


The list of successful projects under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018 (Streams 1 &2) is available on the Department’s website at:


Please see below the full list of organisations to benefit from funding under Stream 3 of the Arts and Cultural Capital Scheme 2016-2018:

Stream 3 of the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018 Successful applicants
Organisation Grant award County
Eigse Carlow Arts Festival 13,228 Carlow
Cois na  hAbhna CCE 20,000 Clare
Teach Ceoil Kilrush CCE 18,591 Clare
Sirius Arts Centre 5,054 Cork
West Cork Arts Centre CLG 1,272 Cork
St. Peters Cork Leisure World 7,196 Cork
Triskel Arts Centre CLG 11,960 Cork
Banteer Old School Heritage and Drama Trust (T/A Glen Theatre) 12,262 Cork
Conna Community Council 2,200 Cork
Cyclone Reparatory 9,513 Cork
Butt Drama Circle 7,186 Donegal
Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair 20,000 Donegal
Graphic Studio Dublin 14,763 Dublin
Arts & Disability Ireland 6,932 Dublin
Irish Architectural Archive 20,000 Dublin
DLR Mill Theatre 14,296 Dublin
Crash Ensemble 327 Dublin
Dublin Fringe Festival 17,029 Dublin
Common Ground CLG 20,000 Dublin
Complex Productions Ltd 7,000 Dublin
Dance Theatre Ireland 11,828 Dublin
Black Church Print Studio 20000 Dublin
Opera Theatre Company 19,738 Dublin
Smashing Times Theatre Company 9,170 Dublin
Druid Performing Arts CLG 19,180 Galway
Galway Arts Centre 17,172 Galway
Oughterard Courthouse Conservation & Heritage CLG 14,000 Galway
Taibhdhearc na Gallimhe Amharclann Naisiunta 17,792 Galway
Galway Community Circus Co. 10,258 Galway
Macnas CLG 9799 Galway
Baboro Galway Int Childrens Festival 2,624 Galway
St. Johns Listowel Square Ltd., 2,517 Kerry
Ceolann Cultural Centre Lixnaw CCE 9,336 Kerry
Laois Arts Theatre/ Dunamaise 20,000 Laois
Anaglyph Ltd (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) 20,000 Leitrim
Fresh Film Festival CLG 4,593 Limerick
Ormston House 12,510 Limerick
Backstage Theatre 20,000 Longford
An Táin Arts Centre 7,322 Louth
Oriel Cultural Centre CCE 16,112 Louth
Carlingford Heritage Centre 20,000 Louth
Ionad Ealaíona Iorrais Teo 16,100 Mayo
Tullycorbet community Development Association 20,000 Monaghan
Teach Ceoil Killeagh CCE 13,496 Offaly
Strokestown Poetry & Tourism Company CLG 544 Roscommon
Michael Coleman Heritage Centre CCE 20,000 Sligo
Teach Morrison Outreach Centre CCE 7,550 Sligo
COSAOS Ltd 10,906 Tipperary
Tipperary Excel Heritage Company Ltd. 8,645 Tipperary
South Tipperary Arts Centre 8,261 Tipperary
Cloughjordan Arts CLG 18,195 Tipperary
Ballyduff Muintir Na Tire Community Services Ltd 17,502 Waterford
Viking Triangle Arts CLG 14,114 Waterford
Mullingar Charity Variety Group 6,957 Westmeath
Athlone Little Theatre Ltd., 3,151 Westmeath
Helium Arts 14,000 Westmeath
Aras na Mhuilinn CCE 18,719 Westmeath
Ballynacargy CCE – 11,124 Westmeath
Gorey Educational Trust LTD 8,460 Wexford
Feachtas Ealaíon Cuideachta Faoi Theorainn 14,723 Wexford

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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