Thursday, 7 March 2013

Ceisteanna (142)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Ceist:

142. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if he will provide a list for 2012 of all relevant subheads within his Department's vote from which funding is provided for arts and culture purposes; if he will state in relation to each subhead its purpose and scope; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12156/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Arts)

As the Deputy will be aware, details of my Department allocations at subhead level are published each year in the Revised Estimates Volume and are available on the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform's website. Details with regard to 2012 are available via the following link: http://per.gov.ie/estpubexp2012/

For the Deputy's convenience, the table below provides a listing of the subheads related to the Arts, Culture and Film programme area, together with a brief overview of the purpose of the subheads.

Subhead

Subhead Title

Subhead Description

A.1

Administration – Pay

This subhead covers Departmental pay costs associated with the Arts, Culture and Film functions.

A.2

Administration - Non-Pay

This subhead covers Departmental administrative costs associated with the Arts, Culture and Film functions.

A.3

Payments To Match Resources Generated By The National Archives

This subhead facilitates the National Archives in using earnings generated by its activities for its own development purposes.

A.4

General Expanses of the National Archives & National Archives Advisory Council

This subhead provides for the administration and general expenses of the National Archives.

A.5

General Expenses of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Chester Beatty Library, National Concert Hall & the Crawford Gallery (grant-in-aid)

This subhead provides funding for the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Chester Beatty Library, the National Concert Hall and the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

A.6

Regional Museums, Galleries, Cultural Centres & Projects

This subhead provides funding related to enhancing access to the arts, culture and film sectors and recognising the social and economic role of these sectors in Ireland.

A.7

Cultural Infrastructure & Development

This subhead provides for the capital cost of grants for the development of arts and culture infrastructure throughout the country. There is a current allocation in the subhead for providing grants to arts bodies, including Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

A.8

Culture Ireland

This subhead makes provision for the funding of the Culture Ireland Programme for the promotion of Irish arts and culture worldwide.

A.9

An Chomhairle Ealaíon (part funded by the National Lottery) (grant-in-aid)

This subhead provides funding to the Arts Council for its activities.

A.10

General Expenses of the National Museum of Ireland (grant-in-aid)

The current allocation is utilised in meeting costs arising from the day-to-day operations of the Museum. The capital allocation is in respect of general capital works in the Museum.

A.11

General Expenses of the National Library of Ireland (grant-in-aid)

The current allocation is used to fund the day-to-day operations of the Library. The capital allocation is provided to cover collection development, digitisation/IT projects, equipment and exhibitions, etc.

A.12

Irish Film Board (grant-in-aid)

The current allocation provides for the administration and general expenses of the Irish Film Board. The capital allocation is mainly for the provision of development and production loans to the independent film and television production sector.

A.13

EU Presidency - Cultural Programme

This subhead relates to my Department's role in coordinating and developing Ireland's Cultural Programme for the EU Presidency.