Eleven recipients in Create Louth grants
The second round of funding from CreateLouth under the Arts Act Grants have been awarded, with a total of eleven individuals and groups receiving sums from €500 to €3,000.
The largest grant of €3,000 goes to the Feile na Tana for its annual Irish traditional music festival in Cooley in February 2020, while €2,300 has been awarded to the Sundays in Spring concert series in Carlingford and the Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend in November. Dundalk Youth Theatre are getting €1,872 for facilitated workshops to develop a play.
The largest grant to an individual artist sees €2,000 awarded to sculptor/visual artist Micheal McKeown for a solo exhibition. Declan Kelly was awarded €1,000 to support developmental software/hardware for the Puca Festival and other events. Film maker Barry Hoey was also awarded €1,000 to make a short film in Louth in collaboration with local groups.
Other visual artists who received funding are Orlaith Cullinane who gets €500 for workshops/life drawing classes, as well as being named as the recipient of The Tyrone Guthrie Centre busary; Dee Walshe, €500 to support a new exhibition; Eimear Murphy, €500 towards studio time to develop new work. Dundalk Art Group have allocated €500 to support art classes and exhibition.