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On the 2nd of October, Culture Ireland announced its latest support for over sixty international projects and events, featuring Irish artists across all disciplines of theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts and literature, on four continents.

An impressive programme featuring some of the best of Irish arts work was selected from over a hundred applications submitted to Culture Ireland under their quarterly funding programme. Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism welcomed the allocations saying: “Culture is a key part of Ireland’s image abroad as a centre for innovation and creativity. It is important that our image overseas continues its traditional high profile and Culture Ireland and the groups it supports play a key role in promoting Ireland in all our creative endeavours”.

On announcing the investment of over e400,000, Eugene Downes, CEO of Culture Ireland noted, “this is a tremendous testament to the quality and range of work produced by Irish artists that they are in such demand internationally. We are working closely with our colleagues in Tourism Ireland to ensure that Irish arts and culture are at the very heart of Ireland’s global presence”. Seamus Begley, Gemma Hayes, Maria Doyle Kennedy, David and Kieran Munnelly, Karan Casey, Cara Dillon, Roisín Elsafty alongside traditional bands Danú and Téada are just some of the musicians who will be performing in venues and festivals across Europe, India, Canada, North America and New Zealand. Full details of all the projects in receipt of support from Culture Ireland under this application round are available from www.culture

For further information on Culture Ireland and details of the next round of applications you may contact, Madeline Boughton on Tel: 0353 1 631 3406.

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