€486,000 arts boost for five
FIVE Donegal projects
are to receive Arts Council funding of more than
€486,000 next year.
Earagail Arts Festival will get a grant of €180,000;
An Grianan Theatre will receive €105,000 while the
Regional Cultural Centre will get a €125,000 boost
as part of the allocation.
Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey will get €35,000 and
Gweedore Winter School €41,000 under the allocation.
The announcement is part of the Arts Council’s
planned investment of just over €65 million for next
year which will see people across the country
"engage with the arts in exciting and innovative
The countywide Earagail Arts Festival
in Co Donegal, will receive €180,000 from the Arts
Council in 2017.
The investment is a €5
million rise on this year's allocation.
Arts Council chair Sheila Pratschke said: “Our
strategy prioritises the artist and public
engagement, and our decisions for 2017 focus on
small festivals, individual and emerging artists,
community-based practice and work with and for
children and young people. This means more great
work will be made by artists and arts organisations
for people in every part of the country.”
Local authorities, individual artists, particularly
emerging artists, works for children and young
people and community-based arts practices are a
particular focus of the Arts Council’s 'Making Great
Art Work' strategy.