14 Sept 2007

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More than 60 arts festivals and groups in Galway city are in line for major funds with this year’s Arts Grants, but it will be October before they receive them.

Monday’s city council meeting was due to discuss the Arts Grants for 2007. Despite appeals from some, approval or otherwise has been deferred until the October meeting as a number of the councillors want to have time to discuss the issue.
However the report has been seen by the Galway Advertiser. In it, city arts officer James Harrold has proposed to grant a total of €350,000 to 69 different arts groups throughout the city. Among the biggest potential recipients of council grants will be
the Galway Arts Festival, which is in line for a €47,000 grant; Macnas is to get €35,000; the ConTempo String Quartet has been earmarked for €24,500; Druid for €30,000; the Galway Arts Centre for €14,000; Galway Film Fleadh for €13,000.
The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is to get €13,000; Baboró International Children’s Festival is to receive €10,000; Artspace Studios is to get €10,000, as is the TULCA international festival of visual and multi media art; Music For Galway
is in line for €8,000. Grants ranging from €750 to €7,000 are earmarked for other cinema, theatre, festival, and music
groups and projects. Despite the deferral, it is understood that there is likely to be little problem with passing this year’s grants.

BY KERNAN ANDREWS From the Galway Advertiser. sept. 13th 07