Arts organisations set to benefit from major grants

Druid Theatre, Macnas, and the Galway Arts Centre are among the leading local arts organisations set to benefit from a Goverment allocation of more than €90,000 under the Government’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme.

The Galway allocation is Druid Performing Arts CLG (€19,180 ), Galway Arts Centre (€17,172 ), Oughterard Courthouse Conservation & Heritage CLG (€14,000 ), Taibhdhearc na Gallimhe Amharclann Naisiunta (€17,792 ), Galway Community Circus Company (€10,258 ), Macnas CLG (€9,799 ), and Baboró Galway International Children’s Festival (€2,624 ).

The funding is part of €750,000 allocated to more than 60 local arts organisations around the country by the Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys. It is being made available under Stream 3 of the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme.

Fine Gael Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton has welcomed the allocation. “The funding will be a real boost to tourism here in Galway, helping to develop our offering to visitors,” she said, “but it will also be of real benefit to local communities, particularly in light of the forthcoming European Capital of Culture 2020 planning.”

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