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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Arts Funding

Photo of Sandra McLellanSandra McLellan (Cork East, Sinn Fein)
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392. To ask the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the position regarding Limerick’s designation as City of Culture for 2014; the supports his Department intends to give to local arts and tourism bodies, and the local authority in order to ensure that the City of Culture year is successful; and his plans to promote Limerick domestically and internationally for 2014. [36408/13]

Photo of Jimmy DeenihanJimmy Deenihan (Minister, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Kerry North-West Limerick, Fine Gael)
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Limerick’s designation as City of Culture for 2014 will deliver a programme of cultural events and engagement in arts and culture by all the citizens of Limerick. Limerick City of Culture will seek to bring artists, arts organisations, local authorities and civic groups that are working in the city together through the design of a calendar of events that showcases all that the city has to offer in arts and cultural expression, and also which generates a legacy in cultural co-operation among all the citizens of the city. There are several excellent cultural venues in Limerick City which will play an important role in the 2014 programme of events.

Any allocation by my Department to Limerick City of Culture 2014, in commonwith all other organisations and projects seeking funding, will depend on the outcome of the ongoing Estimates process for 2014.

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