Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, today announced funding of just under €380,000 for the promotion of Irish arts globally through Culture Ireland’s Grant Programme.
Seventy projects covering architecture, circus, film, music, theatre and visual arts will benefit from this funding. .
In total, 29 projects are in the music sector, enabling Irish artists to perform at important festivals across Europe, Britain, as well as the Irish festival circuit in the US throughout the summer.
Announcing the awards, Minister Martin said: “Ireland is known worldwide for our artists and it is so heartening to see them return to reach international audiences in person strengthening cultural connections around the globe. I am delighted that the Culture Ireland funding announced today will assist Irish arts to be enjoyed on world stages at an unprecedented level since the pandemic.”
Irish musicians will take to the international stage with artists such as We Banjo 3, Screaming Orphans, JigJam, Dervish and Aoife Scott touring North America, performing at key Irish festivals in Milwaukee, Ohio, Dayton and Iowa.
There will also be strong Irish music engagement in Europe over the summer months, with Just Mustard and Los Paddys touring Germany, Ye Vagabonds performing in Czech Republic and Connla in Italy and Austria. Robocobra Quartet and Dea Matrona will perform at Glastonbury Festival in June.
Later in the year, Sir John Soane's Museum in London will present an exhibition by Grafton Architects, entitled 'Grafton: Neighbours in Space and Time'.
In July, Irish architects Eibhlin Ni Chathasaigh and James Martin will present a collaborative work, ‘The Anchoring Project’, at Chicago Architecture Bienniale.
The current wealth of Irish writing is reflected in support for a number of Irish authors including Colm Tóibín, Sinéad Gleeson and Louise Kennedy, who will participate in the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Irish authors will also be presented at the British Library in London during the ‘Irish Writer Weekend’ in September and at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in October.
For full list of grant recipients please see www.cultureireland.ie.