- 14 Nov 23
Funding will support almost 100 projects across 30 countries, as well as help implement Irish arts programmes abroad.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has announced funding of €2.95 million for the promotion of Irish arts across the globe, through Culture Ireland’s Grants Programme.
Funding of just over €1 million will benefit 99 projects covering an array of disciplines, including circus, dance, film, literature, music, theatre, visual arts and multidisciplinary projects taking place in over 30 countries.
Separately, €1,950,000 of Culture Ireland funding will support annual Irish arts programmes to be delivered in 2024 by Literature Ireland, First Music Contact and Irish Film Institute International, as well as two of Ireland's key cultural centres: Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and the Irish Arts Center in New York.
€2.95m for promoting Irish arts globally
This funding supports Irish artists to make a far-ranging impact, and to raise awareness of Ireland’s arts and culture.
— Catherine Martin TD (@cathmartingreen) November 14, 2023
“Under Global Ireland 2025 the Government has committed to share our culture more broadly around the world,” said Minister Martin, announcing the award.
“Culture Ireland plays a central role in supporting Irish artists to reach audiences of millions worldwide, each year. The creative strength of Irish artists, and the high quality of their work, mean that they continue to be in global demand.”
“It is important that Irish artists are supported to make a far-ranging impact, and to raise awareness of Ireland’s arts and culture,” she continued.
“The resource bodies and venues being funded in 2024 will continue to provide opportunities for Irish artists of all genres in key marketplaces, screen Irish film worldwide and support the translation of Irish literature so that it can be read more widely."