Irish Government Supports Irish Talent Abroad
Culture Ireland is set to provide funding for the promotion of Irish culture in international venuesAugust 10th, 2016
Heather Humphreys, the Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, has announced the allocation of over 600,000 euro in funding to various Irish artists and organisations in the hope of further promoting Irish culture abroad.
Ireland has both a rich history and a strong cultural tradition, which has benefitted internationally in recent years from the success of the world famous Riverdance show. Culture Ireland, a government institution which aims to support and promote Irish culture abroad, will further support artistic endeavours by providing funding to a number of specifically chosen musicians, authors, actors and performers.
Over the course of this year and next year, over 80 artists and organisations will receive funding to support their activities in 28 countries across the world. A total of 633,650 euro will be provided to Irish artists and organisations in various disciplines including: Circus (10,000), Dance (178,500), Film (11,650), Literature (8,950), Music (106,000), Theatre (210,000), Visual art (96,550) and multidiscipline (12,000).
Minister Humphreys highlighted the importance which this financial contribution will make, “the support awarded by Culture Ireland to Irish artists offers the opportunity to build on Ireland’s cultural connections. Through this support increasing numbers of worldwide audiences will experience the strength and diversity of Ireland's artists as the interest in Irish artistic excellence continues to grow internationally.”
Currently Culture Ireland is supporting artists at this year’s Edinburgh Festivals 2016.