Overseas Funding Announced For Irish Artists And Organisations

Funding of €600,000 has been announced for 85 Irish artists and arts organisations to help present their work worldwide over the next 18 months.

The projects, covering circus, dance, film, literature, music, theatre and the visual arts will enable Irish artists to showcase and export their work to over 28 different countries around the globe.

Announcing the new funding, the Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, said: "The support awarded by Culture Ireland to Irish artists offers the opportunity to build on Ireland's cultural connections. Through this support increasing numbers of worldwide audiences will experience the strength and diversity of Ireland's artists as the interest in Irish artistic excellence continues to grow internationally.

"Supporting Irish culture on the world stage is one of the key priorities identified in the Culture 2025 Framework Policy, which I published last week. Culture Ireland provides vital funding to Irish artists, helping them to develop relationships with their international counterparts and grow their career both at home and abroad. I wish all of the travelling artists being funded under this round of support the very best as they go forward and represent Ireland on the world stage."


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