Civic Theatre awarded grant as part of significant investment in regional arts

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The Civic is to receive a grant of €132,280 as part of the Creative Ireland programme, with the funding being provided by the Department’s Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018.

A total of 56 cultural organisations nationwide will receive funding thanks to a €9 million investment scheme which includes theatres, heritage centres, galleries, archives, integrated arts centres, artist studios and creative and performance spaces.

Creative Ireland is a cross-government initiative and wellbeing strategy that aims to place culture and creativity at the centre of Irish peoples lives.

Speaking at the announcement of the new scheme last week the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys said:

“This €9 million announcement is the most significant investment in regional arts and cultural centres in a decade.

“The Creative Ireland Programme places a focus on investing in our cultural infrastructure, because high quality infrastructure is critical for a vibrant arts and culture sector, which in turn underpins social cohesion and supports sustainable economic growth.

“We deliberately made this scheme as flexible as possible to ensure projects of varying sizes could benefit. The largest funding awards – of €1 million each – are going to Wexford Arts Centre and the Riverbank Arts Centre in Kildare.

“However a wide variety of other projects will also benefit including new lighting and sound systems in theatres, the conversion of an old Post Office to an artist studio and the improvement of digital facilities.

“These projects all aim to improve the audience and creative experience. This funding package will also ensure past investment in these arts and cultural centres is protected and sustained.”
See the full list of awarded grants below.