In January 2016, the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, announced a new €9m Capital investment scheme for arts and culture centres. The scheme will run from 2016-2018 and is focussed on enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres throughout the country.
The funding is being made available as part of the Capital Investment Framework 2016-2021.
There is a broad range of dedicated, purpose-built arts and culture facilities throughout the country in need of investment and the funding is aimed at ensuring the preservation of these facilities. The primary focus of the scheme will be the refurbishment and enhancement of this existing stock of arts and culture facilities. The scheme is broken down into the following three Streams:
- Stream 1 will offer grants from €20,000 up to €300,000 and is aimed at refurbishment and upgrade of facilities; (funding of €4m is available under this Stream).
- Stream 2 will offer grants from €300,000 up to €2m for larger enhancement/expansion/ refurbishment projects involving construction works to arts and culture facilities; (funding of €4.5m is available under this Stream).
- Stream 3 will be geared towards providing grants of up to €20,000 to community / voluntary groups for community-based projects. Applications for funding under this Stream will be invited at a later stage. (funding of €500,000 will be available under this Stream).
Applications are now being invited for funding under this Scheme.
Applications, including supporting documentation should be with the Department no later than 12.00pm on 16 September 2016.
Applications should be forwarded to:
Arts Capital Unit
Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs,
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