19 October 2018 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
Production
Production Companies
Animation
Who's Who
Camera/Lighting
Sound
Arts/Sets/Props
Studios
Generators
Location Services
Transport
Labs & Stock
Actors
Production News
What's In Production
TV Commissions
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

Production

 »

Production News



"Major step towards doubling funding for arts, culture and creativity" - Minister Madigan Announces €339 Million Budget Package for 2019
09 Oct 2018 :
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD, has announced additional funding of over €36 million for her Department in 2019, an increase of 12% on 2018 allocations.

The increase in funding is comprised of €21 million in capital expenditure, an increase of 39% on 2018 funding and €15 million in current expenditure (6% increase) and will allow for total expenditure of some €339 million towards our culture, our language and our heritage in 2019.

Key highlights of Budget 2019:

  • Arts and culture funding up by €22.6m or 13.5% - comprising €10.6m (7.7%) increase in current funding and €12m (or 14%) in capital;
  • Arts Council funding is up by 10% to €75m, including over €6m in current funding, more than double the increase of 2018;
  • Built and Natural Heritage funding up by over €7.1m or nearly 15% - of this increase €5.2m is capital; and
  • Gaeltacht, Irish language and the Islands funding increased by €5m (8%) on 2018 allocations.  This includes an additional €2m in funding for Údarás na Gaeltachta to support the maintenance and creation of jobs in Gaeltacht areas and increase supports for Gaeltacht co-operatives, and an additional €600k to continue the implementation phase of the language planning process.

Speaking after the Budget 2019 announcement, Minister Madigan said:

This increased funding is tangible evidence of the importance attached to our cultural and creative heritage under Project Ireland 2040 and clearly demonstrates this Government's commitment to increase spending in the arts and culture sector on a trajectory that will see funding doubled by 2025.”

The increased funding will facilitate further work in terms of the planning and early stage implementation of the Department's 10 year Capital Plan ‘Investing in our Culture, Language & Heritage 2018-2027’ across all programme areas – together with increased support for arts and artists via the Arts Council and Creative Ireland; the film industry and this  Government’s ambitions under Global Ireland 2025; and additional restoration and development works across our built and natural heritage portfolios.

Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh TD, said

“The €5 million increase which has been allocated in Budget 2019 for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands will cement the success of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 and build on the impetus that has grown around language planning over the course of the last year. 

“This significant increase on 2018 takes total spending on the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands to more than €67.5million. With the commitments to new pier infrastructure and transport supports to Oileáin Árann and Toraigh in Project Ireland 2040 the increasing spending demonstrates the value that this Government places on our language, both within Gaeltacht areas and nationally.”




BREAKING NEWS
Ross Whitaker Named the 2018 Recipient of the Screen Director Guild Finders Series Award
The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid Releases Nationwide – Friday, October 19th
Irish Short Film 'Lift Off' Shortlisted by NASA-Run International Film Festival
Liam Neeson to Star in 'Honest Thief' From 'Ozark' Co-Creator

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
'S.P.L.I.T' Opens October 12th
Antoine Simkine Elected President of ACE Producers
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid Releases Nationwide – Friday, October 19th
19 Oct 2018 
Paul Mercier's New Feature Film 'We Ourselves' Set for Exclusive Savoy Cinema Release
16 Oct 2018 
RTÉ Receives €8.6M Increase in Funding From Budget 2019
11 Oct 2018 
Screen Ireland Receives €2 Million Budget Increase for 2019
10 Oct 2018 
EDITOR'S PICK
'The Meeting' Opens Friday 28th September
Animo's 'The John Pauls' Airs on RTE
Making The Grade Set For DVD Release
Sharon Horgan to Star in 'Military Wives' Film
CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors










 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter