The Arts Council has extended its congratulations to 11 Irish organisations who have been awarded major funding from the European Union. The projects selected under the Creative Europe Co-operation programme are large in scale, and involve a broad range of artistic and cultural activities.
They will have a long-lasting impact on the organisations themselves and the wider arts and culture sector, the Arts Council said.
The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Limerick Institute of Technology are leading on two projects while partner organisations are: Theatre Forum; Youth Theatre Ireland; Galway Community Circus; Outlandish Theatre Company; First Music Contact; Cork Midsummer; Association of Irish Choirs/Sing Ireland; CWB; and Blue Teapot.
Speaking about the announcement, Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council, said:
“This year there were 11 fantastic projects selected under Creative Europe with Irish partners. The Arts Council proudly supports many of the successful organisations through its Strategic Funding and Arts Grant Funding programmes, and this success will further benefit not only the organisations themselves, but also the wider sector and Irish audiences and communities.
“Irish arts and culture organisations continue to compete at the highest level in Europe, building on past successes and growing their ambition with large scale innovative projects.”
To date, €3 million has been granted directly to Irish organisations under the Creative Europe Programme 2014 – 2020.
A complete list of Creative Europe Co-operation project funding results is published on the Education, Audio-Visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) website here.
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