Minister Humphreys approves over €156k in funding for cross-border cultural projects under Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2017


The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Tuesday) announced €156,300 in funding to support cultural projects with a significant cross-border element under the Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2017.

Twenty-two projects are benefitting, within maximum funding of €15,000. Projects range from exhibitions, workshops and festivals and all involve bodies on both sides of the border cooperating in a cultural context.

Speaking today Minister Humphreys said:

“The Cooperation with Northern Ireland Scheme 2017 provides a platform for cultural exchanges and joint projects from organisations on both sides of the border and has produced some fascinating and valuable projects over the years.

“The island of Ireland shares a cultural resonance and output that can surpass political challenges.  Funding projects of this kind, such as those included under this scheme, is particularly important in the context of Brexit and the challenges that it may bring to cultural organisations and audiences across the border.”


Note to Editors:

Please see below full list of organisations funded:


Applicant County Project Description Amount of funding
Castleblayney Community Enterprise CLG Monaghan Establishing and enhancing the shared culture of Castleblayney and Cullyhanna through music, heritage and folklore


Bardic Educational Arts & Media (BEAM Creative Network) Tyrone Arts based project promoting Irish Culture which will develop cultural links between Donaghmore and Clones


Oireachtas na Gaeilge Galway An Arts Fair bringing together artists who work through the Irish language and Irish language Officers


Tipperary County Museum Tipperary Siege Ireland resource material as part of phase 2 of the Clonmel & Derry North project


Children’s Books Ireland Dublin CBI Book of the Year Award 2016-2017 and shadowing scheme


Dublin Cinemagic Film & Television Festival for young people Dublin 10th Anniversary Cinemagic Dublin Film & Television Festival


Theatre Forum CLG Dublin Tourbook Live events: an online showcase platform for artists, production companies and venues


Music Generation Limerick City Limerick Connecting marginal communities in Limerick & Belfast through Hip/Hop


EVA International Limerick A project that seeks to develop the technical resources within the Irish visual arts sector on a North/South basis


NYAH Co Cavan Traditional Arts Cavan A Three -day celebration of Irish Culture , embracing youth, diversity, community, new horizons, shared spaces, safer communities, cultural expression and new friendships


Voluntary Creativity CLG Dublin Outreach Workshops bringing people & artists together from diverse communities


Echo Echo Dance Theatre Derry Various dance related events


St Mary’s Primary School Down Training in IT programs to produce a short film


Newry, Mourne & Down District Council Down The Old Irish Goat Art exhibition


Townhall Cavan Arts Space in participation with Cavan County Council Cavan An event to celebrate the artistic, cultural & musical heritage of the whole island of Ireland focused on the festival of Halloween


Marsh’s Library Dublin Mapping the treasures of the eighteenth century Irish libraries


The Hunt Museum Limerick Collaboration with four museums to access their knowledge, learning & experience of designing & delivery of playful museums programming for under 5s


Gallery of Photography Dublin Reframing the border: a cross border community based arts initiative


Fermanagh Omagh District Council Fermanagh Light installation in Pollnagollum waterfall cave


Irish Georgian Society Dublin Cross border summer school in Armagh & Monaghan


Irish Museums Association Dublin Consultation seminar looking at the potential implications of the exit of the UK from the EU on the museum & cultural sector


Inniskeen Enterprise Development Group Ltd Monaghan The Patrick Kavanagh Centre & Seamus Heaney home place celebrate the work of two of Ireland’s finest artists





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