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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Culture Policy (29 Sep 2022)

Question Nos. 14 and 15 taken with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Arts Council

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Gary Gannon: 16. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if additional funding will be provided to an organisation (details supplied) which recently announced that it cannot afford to continue operating due to a lack of Arts Council funding. [47588/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Gary Gannon: Two weeks ago the Dublin arts festival, Scene + Heard, announced that it will not be returning in 2023 due to a lack of funding. Will the Minister continue to provide some funds in order that this much-needed festival can continue to operate?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Jack Chambers: The Arts Council is the statutory body charged with supporting and developing the arts under the Arts Act 2003. Under section 24(2) of the Act, the Arts Council is independent in its funding decisions and the Minister is statutorily precluded from intervening. The Arts Council offers a wide range of schemes that provide funding to artists and arts organisations. These include the festival...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Gary Gannon: I will pay testimony to what exactly this arts festival was about. It mentored countless young aspiring performers, writers and directors for six years and provided them with training, encouragement and a space to demonstrate their work. Three thousand artists benefitted from the Scene + Heard festival over the years and the programme launched many successful careers in the arts but that is...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Jack Chambers: I acknowledge the points the Deputy made about the Scene + Heard festival. What Government can do is support funding for the arts. That has happened in an unprecedented way again this year. The Minister, Deputy Martin, has secured €130 million for the Arts Council, €35 million for the basic-income-for-artists pilot scheme which will see 2,000 artists receive a payment of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Gary Gannon: I accept fully that there has been massive strides made in terms of funding for arts and I also acknowledge that basic funding for arts has gone some way, but none of that will mean anything if we do not have a culture of mentorship. It is extraordinarily difficult for artists to get a start in this country. One of the ways that can be fostered is by artists helping other artists. The...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Arts Council (29 Sep 2022)

Jack Chambers: In fairness to the Minister, Deputy Martin, she has been a very strong advocate of fostering that.. We have an innovative scheme to provide a basic income for artists. We have got a huge step change in funding for the Arts Council since the Government came into office. That has been continued and maintained in budget 2023. We have got supports for the night-time economy and...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (29 Sep 2022)

Departmental Schemes

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (29 Sep 2022)

Alan Farrell: 12. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the status of the implementation of the night-time economy support scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [46892/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (29 Sep 2022)

Alan Farrell: My question relates to the implementation of the night-time economy support scheme, which I know has been pushed through the Minister of State's Department.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (29 Sep 2022)

Jack Chambers: The night-time economy task force report was published in September 2021 and contained 36 actions across a broad range of issues associated with the night-time economy, all with the aim of increasing the diversity of events, increasing cultural opportunities for families and other age groups into the evening and look at new ways of encouraging innovation and creativity in the night-time...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (29 Sep 2022)

Alan Farrell: I thank the Minister of State for his response. It is important that the State and his Department promote alternative activities at night. We have a solid night-time culture in Ireland, but it mostly revolves around alcohol and pubs. There are many other things we are absolutely excellent at and it is very important that funding streams go towards the promotion of music, comedy, literature...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (29 Sep 2022)

Jack Chambers: I agree that we have to ensure there is a more diverse and inclusive range of events in bars, cafes, nightclubs, art centres and retail outlets across the country. Some examples include the Circus Factory, which pitched events in Cork, the Yamamori Tengu in Dublin, folk concerts in St. James' Church in Kerry and the Birr theatre and arts festival. Windmill Lane Recording Studios had a range...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (29 Sep 2022)

Alan Farrell: This is a cross-government issue because, as the Minister of State will appreciate, it crosses different doors in Government Buildings. The promotion of alternative events and so on comes down to venues. There is a role for local authorities to play in the delivery of such spaces, whether indoors or outdoors. We all know, given our change in approach to expenditure in the Department of...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (29 Sep 2022)

Jack Chambers: I agree with the Deputy. Local authorities need to think beyond the traditional things that they fund. The scheme gives them and the local economy a complimentary benefit in terms of the ability to develop different spaces and provide capital investment. I share the Deputy's remarks and we need to see that engagement. In fairness, the night-time economy action plan and task force...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Culture Policy (29 Sep 2022)

Culture Policy

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Culture Policy (29 Sep 2022)

Catherine Connolly: 13. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht further to Parliamentary Question No. 20 of 21 June 2022, the status of the legacy framework arising from Galway 2020; if she will provide a breakdown of the way that the remaining €1 million from her Department’s commitment to Galway 2020 will be spent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47574/22]

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Culture Policy (29 Sep 2022)

Catherine Connolly: Baineann mo cheist le Gaillimh 2020, oidhreacht an togra seo agus soiléiriú ar an oidhreacht sin. I followed up Galway 2020, with its myriad of problems and its successes from day one. My specific question relates to what is being left and the legacy framework. Can the Minister of State please give specifics on that?

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