Funding boost for thriving local arts scene
Artists and art organisations are to benefit from some €285,000 under the Art Council's 10-year strategy document, entitled 'Making Great Art Work'.
Senator James Reilly welcomed the funding, saying: 'This is a recognition of some of the outstanding artistic talent here in Fingal. The demand for funding under this programme was enormous and the quality of applications across Fingal was superb.'
He added: 'I am particularly pleased the Seamus Ennis Centre was granted €50,000. This is a very popular arts and cultural centre in the Naul and holds many interesting events there every year.
'The talent represented in these organisations is world class and their ambition and confidence is something that we should all be proud of.'
Deputy Alan Farrell also welcomed the funding for local artists and arts organisations and said: 'This new funding is another solid step in supporting the growth of Irish arts and artists. The talent represented in these organisations is world class and their ambition and confidence is something that we should all be proud of.'
Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, said: 'A total of 116 artists and arts organisations right across the country will receive funding of almost €7 million. This will support as rich a range of artistic work as great as you will find anywhere in the world.'