The Minister of Tourism, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has announced that they have allocated €172,983 to cultural projects with cross-border opportunities. She has focused mainly on the Co-operation with Northern Ireland Scheme.
Small self-contained projects funded under the Island of Ireland Enhancement Scheme will search for and find programs, events, and other projects enhancing Northern Ireland or celebrating Southern Ireland.
Applying for projects that would help with helping promote
- North/South co-operation and joint initiatives
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- Programs that bring North and South to the same baseline
Queen Elizabeth II Quarter Development Fund is part of Queen Elizabeth II’s speech on Wednesday. 16 projects are receiving funding, with a maximum of €15,000. The projects range from exhibitions, festivals and dance performances, which engage on both sides of the border and include “Tradition. Past Tense. Future Tense. Present Tense” by Echo Echo Dance Company in Derry and a film produced in collaboration with the Irish Heritage Trust and Queen’s University Belfast mapping famine roads.
“Speaking today Minister Martin said,”
“I am happy to announce the allocations under the Co-operation with Northern Ireland Funding Scheme. Our society has had a long period of fiscal restraint and this funding makes it possible for all of us to take part in the events and pursuits that have defined our lifestyle. This scheme provides a platform for cultural exchanges and joint ventures from organizations on both sides of the border. Your project will be funded with ranging disciplines including film, photography, music, and dance as well as language and linguistic ventures. Best wishes to all participants and I look forward to seeing collaborations between organizations on both sides of the border, enjoying a wide range of events.”