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€75m funding announced for the Arts Council for 2019

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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€778,000 allocated to Leitrim in latest round of Arts Council funding

Arts Council of Ireland

The Chair of the Arts Council, Sheila Pratschke, has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan of €75m funding to the Arts Council for 2019.

Speaking today, Ms. Pratschke said, “We are delighted with the announcement of €75m in funding for 2019 which represents almost a €7m increase on our 2018 funding. This is a major increase in investment in the arts and demonstrates a genuine understanding by Government of the important role of the arts in all our lives and in the life of the nation. This investment affirms the Government’s commitment to place the arts and culture at the centre of government policy and is a further endorsement of the ambitions laid out in Project Ireland 2040 and Global Ireland 2025.