'To promote a vibrant cultural ecosystem in Ireland that thrives after dark’: €723k Awarded to 14 Arts Centres in Late-Night Events Scheme
Following a call for applications in August, the Arts Council, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has announced funding of €723k to fourteen Irish arts centres as part of the new Late-Night Events Pilot Scheme. The aim of the fund is to enhance late-night cultural activities across the country, create opportunities for new, innovative work, and encourage audiences into existing spaces.
The recipients of the scheme are: Triskel Arts Centre, RUA RED, The Complex, Donegal Regional Cultural Centre, The Dock, Droichead Arts Centre, Backstage Theatre, Galway Arts Centre, The Lime Tree/Belltable, The Model, An Táin Arts Centre, The Everyman, Waterford Theatre Royal Society and Mermaid Arts Centre. Applicants could apply for up to €60,000 and the total awarded amount across the fourteen arts centres is €723,407.
‘This scheme aims to promote a vibrant cultural ecosystem in Ireland that thrives after dark,’ said Minister for Arts Catherine Martin. ‘Through the extension and diversification of our late-night cultural activities, it will also provide opportunities for new and exciting work partnerships, encourage new audiences into existing cultural facilities and make the arts more accessible. It will also seek to identify and address any challenges which venues may associate with staying open late.’
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Published on 2 November 2023