Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Arts Council Grants
656. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the bursaries paid out to date following her recent announcement of the Markievicz bursaries of €100,000; the persons or bodies to which they issued; the field of each; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9058/19]
The Arts Council is administering the Markievicz bursaries scheme on my Department's behalf and I understand that the scheme will open to on-line applications shortly.
Awards will be made to up to five recipients under the scheme each year to a value of €20,000 per individual or group. Once awarded, the names and arts practices of the recipients will be published on my Department's website.