Written answers

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Departmental Funding

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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188. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. [23570/23]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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The Per Cent for Art scheme is a government initiative, first introduced in 1978, whereby 1% of the cost of any large scale publicly funded capital, infrastructural and building development can be allocated to the commissioning of a work of art. Since 1997 this scheme has been made available to all capital projects across all government departments. The scheme is now administered by the Arts Council under the auspices of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

The per cent for art scheme, which is applicable to large scale, exchequer funded Capital projects, is not typically applicable with respect to my Department’s activities in terms of capital projects. As such there has been no expenditure on the Scheme in DAFM over the period referenced.


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