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These are the 56 arts and culture centres that will benefit from €9 million in funding

Over 85% of the funding is going to projects outside Dublin.

Image: Shutterstock/Dario Lo Presti

MORE THAN €9 million in capital funding has been allocated to arts and culture centres across the country.

A total of 56 cultural organisations will benefit from this capital investment, including theatres, heritage centres, galleries, archives, integrated arts centres, artist studios and creative and performance spaces.

Seven flagship projects will receive substantial funding allocations:

  • Solstice Meath Arts Centre – €300,000
  • The Irish Arial Creation Centre (home of Fidget Feet) – €350,000
  • The Hunt Museum, Limerick – €400,000
  • The Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo – €550,000
  • Cavan Town Hall Theatre – €750,000
  • The Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare – €1,000,000
  • Wexford Arts Centre – €1,000,000

A further 49 projects will receive funding ranging from €20,000 to €276,000.

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The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys said over 85% of the funding is going to projects outside Dublin.

This €9 million announcement is the most significant investment in regional arts and cultural centres in a decade.

“We deliberately made this scheme as flexible as possible to ensure projects of varying sizes could benefit.”

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