Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment

Arts Funding

12:00 pm

Photo of Michael RingMichael Ring (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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Question 70: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment the amount of funding made available over the past five years to support and promote artists in the fields of ceramics, jewellery and blacksmithing in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [44326/09]

Photo of Mary CoughlanMary Coughlan (Donegal South West, Fianna Fail)
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My Department does not make specific funds available to promote artists. An annual grant is provided by Enterprise Ireland to the Crafts Council of Ireland to enable it to carry out its functions in promoting the crafts. The Crafts Council is a company limited by guarantee. It is not regulated or controlled by my Department by virtue of any statutory provision and I have no function in its operational activities. I have requested the Crafts Council, through Enterprise Ireland, to provide the material sought direct to the deputy at its earliest convenience.


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