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Humphreys, Heather

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Arts Funding

I thank Deputy Durkan for raising this matter. The arts and culture capital scheme is the most significant investment in regional arts and cultural centres in a decade. This kind of investment go...More Button

I have visited numerous arts and cultural centres in recent years, and it is abundantly clear to me that we are well served in terms of the number of centres nationwide. The main objective of th...More Button

Arts Funding (Continued)

Unfortunately, some organisations, including the project to which the Deputy refers, have been unsuccessful on this occasion as they did not meet the eligibility criteria as set out under the ter...More Button

I understand the disappointment of the Moat Theatre and arts centre, which is run on a totally voluntary basis, as the Deputy noted. I understand its disappointment but my Department is happy to...More Button

I know the Deputy is very committed to and passionate about the Moat Theatre and the good work it does in Naas and the surrounding communities in Kildare. Volunteers are the backbone of communitie...More Button

Various clubs and organisations in my constituency were not successful in getting funding and I understand the absolute disappointment coming from that. The arts and culture capital scheme was d...More Button

My Department has received the necessary additional information from Moat Theatre and should further funding become available, my Department will consider the matter at that stage. The applicati...More Button

Business of Dáil

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