Minister Humphreys announces further funding of €136,000 under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018

Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has today announced a further €136,000 in capital funding for 12 arts organisations across the country. This funding is being allocated as part of Stream 3 of the Department’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018, under the Creative Ireland programme. This follows the Minister’s announcement earlier this year of over €10 million in funding to 122 arts organisations around the country as part of a major capital investment programme.

Speaking today, Minister Humphreys said:

“I am delighted to be in a position to fund a further 12 arts and culture organisations under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018. This brings the total amount invested so far to over €10.2m supporting 134 arts facilities across the country. The Scheme marks the most significant investment in arts and cultural centres in a decade. It targets investment at a range of different facilities including arts centres, theatres, galleries and museums, as well as artists’ studios and creative spaces.”

Minister Humphreys continued: “This investment is an important way of supporting the arts in the regions – a key principle behind the Creative Ireland programme. Crucially, it ensures that people right across the country can access quality cultural facilities. While the amounts involved for Stream 3 are relatively modest, the grants will in themselves make a huge difference to the individual organisations”.



Note for Editors:

The list of successful projects under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018 (Streams 1, 2 & 3) is available on the Department’s website at:



The twelve projects receiving funding under today’s announcement are:


Organisation County  

Project Details

Moate Performing & Visual Arts Club Westmeath New heating, new windows, repairs to security system / replacement of fire extinguishers / repairs to smoke detection system                    16,557
Interface Galway Renovations to studio space including draught exclusion / installation of solid fuel stove for waste wood including delivery / building of porch and replacement of window                      8,980
Association of Irish Choirs Limerick Website development                    10,801
Headford Music Works Galway Music stands with lights / speakers and speaker stands / musician stands / musician chairs / PCs                      7,082
Rothe House Trust Kilkenny Upgrade lighting                      5,806
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation Mayo Upgrade lighting / heating / fire alarm                      4,912
Galway Dance Project Galway Purchase of computer                      1,085
The Model Arts & Niland Gallery Sligo Scissors lift / industrial floor cleaner / repairs to floor and roof / projector                    20,000
Old Ennistymon Heritage Clare Storage / redevelopment of website / exterior signage                    12,418
Nenagh Arts Centre Tipperary Upgrade heating system / new entrance door                    14,897
Ramor Theatre Cavan Upgrading of stage lighting / signage / painting and decorating dressing rooms and green room 13,065
Carlow Arts Centre Ltd Carlow Supply and redesign of roof light windows / upgrade emergency lighting / glazing / sound equipment / air conditioning 20,000


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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