10 October 2007: Arts Council announces grants of €5m to 114 arts organisations

The Arts Council, the Irish Government agency for developing the arts, is delighted to announce today its decisions under its new funding programme, Annual Programming Grants. This programme has been introduced for the first time this year as part of the Arts Council’s commitment in Partnership for the Arts to tailor funding programmes "to respond to the scale, nature and needs of arts organisations". 

Annual Programming Grants offer a contribution towards the costs of specific artistic activities undertaken by organisations rather than support ongoing administration costs. A key characteristic of the new programme is that funding is offered in advance which will assist funded organisations with forward planning of their activities. Annual Programming Grants is one of a series of new funding programmes for arts organisations currently being introduced which are designed to replace the revenue funding programme which is now being discontinued.

Mary Cloake, Director of the Arts Council said:" We have designed our new Annual Programming Grants based on feedback from the arts community and we are delighted to be able to offer these organisations funding in 2007 for activities that are taking place in 2008".

TitleTitle
NameDecision
4th Promise 41,500
Achill Heinrich Boll Committee 22,000
Age and Opportunity100,000
Airfield Trust  7,500
Ardbia Gallery 15,000
Art Trail 42,000
Artastic  11,000
Arts and Disability Forum 35,500
Artswell at Iontas  60,000
Association of Irish Stage Technicians 16,000
Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun 50,000
Ballina Arts Centre 45,000
Balor Arts Centre 40,000
Baltimore Fiddle Fair 30,000
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre 30,000
Bliainiris  15,500
Books Ireland  25,000
Boyle Arts Festival 47,000
Bray Jazz Festival 40,000
Briery Gap Cultural Centre  15,000
Camerata Ireland 75,000
Carlow Young Artists' Choir 19,000
The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival 22,000
Chrysalis Dance 16,780
Circus Gerbola 48,000
Civic Theatre Tallaght160,000
Claremorris Arts Committee 50,000
Clifden Arts Society  18,000
Coisceim/Cosanic Teoranta 50,000
Concorde 45,000
Cork Arts Theatre   5,000
Cork Opera House200,000
Cork Orchestral Society 35,000
Cork University Press 16,000
Cups and Crowns Educational Theatret 20,000
Cyphers Magazine  12,000
The Dean Crowe Theatre & Arts Centre  7,500
Dingle Writing Courses  25,000
The Dock 60,000
Draiocht Ltd / Blanchardstown Arts180,000
Drama League of Ireland 57,000
Dublin Electronic Arts Festiva 70,000
Duffy's Circus 75,000
East Cork Early Music Festival 38,000
Feasta   8,500
Feile na Bealtaine   37,000
Festival of World Cultures  91,000
Fish Publishing     9,000
Fossett Brothers Circus   63,500
Four   20,000
Friars' Gate Theatre & Arts Company   39,000
g126   15,000
Galway Circus Project   25,000
Galway Ensemble in Residence   75,000
Gandon Editions 160,000
GAZE Film Festival 20,000
HATCH Theatre 75,000
The Helix  55,000
Highlanes Gallery  10,000
IBBY Ireland  8,000
IMRAM  35,000
Ionad Ealaiona Iorras Teo 10,000
Irish - Architecture.com  20,000
Irish Book Review 22,000
Irish Pages 13,000
Irish Pipe Band Association 14,260
Kerry Literary & Cultural Centre   5,000
Kinsale Arts Week  45,000
Lewis Glucksman Gallery  65,000
Limerick City Gallery of Art 150,000
Livin Dred Theatre Company  51,000
Loose Canon Theatre Company  98,000
MaSamba Samba School  10,000
Mercier Press Ltd   32,000
Mermaid Arts Centre 140,000
The Mill Theatre,  10,000
The Moat Theatre,   5,000
Moving on Music  35,000
Mullingar Integrated Arts Centre 60,000
Music 21  40,000
Music for Wexford  20,000
Music in Great Irish Houses   22,000
Music in Kilkenny  22,000
North 55  43,500
North Leitrim Glens Development  50,000
Opera 2005 110,000
Plearaca Teo    5,000
Ramor Theatre  55,000
Riverbank Arts Centre  80,000
Roscommon Arts Centre  75,000
Salmon Poetry  47,000
Sculpture in Woodland  25,000
Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre  75,000
The Shop - A Magazine of Poetry   15,000
Sliabh An Fhiolair Teoranta  95,000
Sligo Musicfest  22,000
Solstice Arts Centre  60,000
Source  43,000
The Source Arts Centre  60,000
St Patrick's Festival  50,000
Stewart Parker Trust  26,500
Strokestown Poetry Festival  24,000
Sundays at Noon / Gallery Music  33,000
An Tain,  40,000
Temple Bar Cultural Trust  20,000
Tigh Fili Arts Centre  20,000
Tionscnamh Lugh  49,000
Tipperary Excel Heritage Company  22,000
Tuar Ard  15,000
Tulca  65,000
Waterford Theatre Royal Society Ltd  80,000
Western Writers' Centre  10,000
Yeats' Society  21,000
Total4,993,540
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