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€825,000 in funding announced for Culture Ireland’s promotion of Irish arts globally
20 Mar 2024 : News Desk
Minister Catherine Martin
Minister Catherine Martin has announced the funding of over €825,000 for promotion of arts globally. Projects include screenings of Irish films at festivals such as Irish Film Festa and Chicago Irish Film Festival.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin has announced funding of over €825,000 for the promotion of Irish arts globally through Culture Ireland’s Regular Grants Programme.

The funding will benefit 149 projects spread across 32 countries, covering circus, dance, film, literature, music, opera, theatre and the visual arts.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce this round of Culture Ireland funding," said Minister Martin, announcing the awards. "These projects will generate new opportunities and audiences for Irish artists and showcase the rich and diverse offering of Irish arts globally.”

Projects include:

  • Touring supports for artists such as Dervish, Niall McCabe, The Scratch, JigJam, CMAT, Ryan Mack, Gerry O’Connor and Breaking Trad across the USA and Canada (February - April 2024)
  • European tour supports for Irish music artists including Moncrieff, Aoife Scott, Le Boom, Lifts, Fiárock, The John McSherry Trio and Mark Hennessey (February - April 2024)
  • Ceol Connected and Fidget Feet presenting When the Moon Spun Round at Opening Doors Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales (March 2024)
  • Presentation of Mosh by Rachel Ní Bhraonáin at Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Britain (May 2024)
  • North American tour of If These Wigs Could Talk performed by Panti Bliss and presented by THISISPOPBABY (June - July 2024)
  • Support towards the presentation of Waiting for Godot by Gare St Lazare at the Geffen theatre, Los Angeles, USA (October – December 2024)
  • Chamber Choir Ireland at the Arvo Pärt Centre, Tallinn, Estonia (May 2024)
  • Irish artists at the Music City Irish Fest, Nashville, USA (March 2024)  
  • Screenings of Irish films at festivals including St Patrick’s Film Festival, London, Britain (March 2024), Chicago Irish Film Festival, USA (March 2024) and IrishFilmFesta, Rome, Italy (April 2024)
  • Irish artists participating in the Beckett Unbound Festival, Liverpool, Britain (May – June 2024)
  • Irish National Opera presenting L'Olimpiade at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House, London, Britain and Théâtre Equilibre, Switzerland (May - June 2024)
  • Support for galleries and artists to participate at international art fairs including the Supermarket Art Fair Stockholm, Sweden (April 2024) and Art Basel, Hong Kong (March 2024)
  • Irish writers participating at international literary festivals including Sydney Writers’ Festival, Australia (May 2024), Auckland Writers’ Festival, New Zealand (May 2024), Svet knihy Praha, Czech Republic (May 2024) and Jaipur Literary Festival, India (February 2024)

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