Thursday, 12 December 2019

Ceisteanna (371)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

371. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the amount of Creative Ireland funding committed for 2020, by county; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [52201/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Culture)

The matter of funding proposals for measures under the Creative Ireland Programme for 2020 are being examined at present in the context of Programme priorities for next year and will be finalised shortly.

It is anticipated that, as in 2019, funding will be made available to local authorities in 2020 to enable them to implement their Culture and Creative Strategies. In addition, each local authority was also allocated funding in 2019 by my Department to support organisation of the national day of free creative activities for children and young people, Cruinniú na nÓg. I understand this event is already being planned by my officials for June 2020 and I expect a similar degree of collaboration between the Creative Ireland Programme and each Local Authority to deliver this.

Details of allocations to individual local authorities will be announced shortly.