Fine Gael TD for Longford/Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed a total capital funding allocation of €27,000 by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys for three arts venues in Westmeath and Longford.
The beneficiaries are:
€10,000 – Mullingar Arts Centre for lighting equipment.
€7,130 – Dean Crowe Theatre for ticket printer, IT and other equipment.
€9,931 – Edgeworthstown District Dev Association for refurbishment.
“This funding is being allocated as part of the Department’s Small Capital Grants Scheme to support arts groups and venues across Ireland and here in Leitrim.
“More than 60 organisations will benefit countrywide, with maximum grants of €10,000, for innovative and creative projects to improve their efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of arts and culture to their communities.
“This small grants scheme is designed to directly support arts groups and venues, which are so important to our cultural life.
“This Government is committed to supporting the arts and cultural sector here in Longford and Westmeath and across the country.