Written answers

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Department of Justice and Equality

Departmental Funding

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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169. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if he will provide a schedule of the amount of funds, beneficiary of funds and use of funds released by his Department under the per cent for art scheme in each of the past five years to date in 2023, in tabular form. [23586/23]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The Per-Cent for Arts scheme provides for a prescribed funding allocation to be made from capital budgets to support public arts schemes. The scheme is not applied directly at Departmental level and funds are not released directly from the Department's budget. The Office of Public Works manages capital projects on behalf of the Department and the scheme is applied at individual project level by the OPW in consultation with the Department and relevant Sponsoring Agency.

My Department is represented on the National Per Cent for Arts Committee, led by the Arts Council under the aegis of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Gaeltacht, Arts, Sport and Media. Members of the Committee are working towards harmonisation of the scheme and agreeing a consistent approach on the practical application of the scheme, in order to maximise its benefits to the Arts and to society.


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