€420,000 in funding for Donegal arts groups

Arts Council: An excellent year of arts ahead in Donegal

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter


Arts Funding

The Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny is to receive €125,000

People in Donegal will experience the arts in new and exciting ways in 2018, the Arts Council have said.

Outlining its plan to invest €68.4m nationwide over the course of the year, the agency for developing the arts said the focus of this year’s investment would be on creating opportunities for the public to experience large-scale work, as well as work of real artistic ambition.
“2018 is going to be an excellent year for people in Donegal who enjoy the arts, said Arts Council Director, Orlaith McBride.
“Whether you love literature or festivals and events, whether you are young or old, you will experience wonderful work that will lift your spirit.”
The Council said more than half of its total grant from Government would be invested through its new Strategic Funding programme, for established organisations operating at the highest level across all the areas of the arts. This includes funding for the first time at this level for several organisations.

In addition, there will be increased funding for particular work by artists, emerging companies and organisations through the new Arts Grants Funding programme. Individual artists will be supported through a range of schemes such as bursaries and the Next Generation award.
Amongst the grants offered to organisations in Donegal were:
- €180,000 Earagail Arts Festival
- €8,000 Northwest Words
- €2,500 Swell Fest Ltd
- €125,000 Regional Cultural Centre
- €105,000 An Grianan Theatre.