Over €378k in funding has been announced for Cultural & Arts organisations in Donegal including €290,299 funding for An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny and €88,000 for the Abbey Arts Centre in Ballyshannon.
The funding was announced by Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD stating that this capital scheme prioritises projects that reduce an organisation's carbon footprint.
"This is in line with the Government's action on climate change and I’m delighted that the funding for some of these projects will make a real and positive impact on the environment. Projects that provide additional capacity for artists and artistic production particularly in arts centres were also favoured,"
The funding announced for Donegal has been welcomed by Michael White, Chairman of the Donegal Green Party. “We are delighted to see this funding for cultural projects in Donegal. Only 11 projects were funded nationally under this allocation and Donegal is getting two of them. This funding again demonstrates that Donegal is at last getting a fair share of investment,”.
This funding is provided under Stream B of the Cultural Capital Scheme 2019-2022 that is part of an overall €4.7m capital investment scheme in the arts and culture infrastructure around the country.
The Cultural Capital Scheme 2019-2022 will run until 2022 and will focus on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres throughout the country.