Written answers

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Department of Education and Skills

Departmental Funding

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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262. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills 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. [23578/23]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Funding (full funding or co-funding) for capital projects is disbursed by my Department generally via the HEA to individual higher education institutions who are fully responsible for managing all phases of the design and delivery of a capital project within the parameters of the approval in principle provided. A percentage of the cost of any publicly funded capital, infrastructural and building development can be allocated to the commissioning of a work of art.

In addition, I can advise the Deputy that my Department directly disbursed €128,000 in 2021 and a further €50,000 in 2023 towards the Grangegorman Public Art programme under the percent for art scheme.

The Grangegorman Public Art programme was launched in September 2015. It is designed to be comprehensive and consists of six diverse but complementary art pathways. The core vision of the Arts Strategy is to connect ambitious art and artists with Grangegorman’s past and futures in ways which meaningfully contribute to the cultures and sub-cultures at play. The aim of the Grangegorman Public Art programme is to support the ongoing commissioning of artworks which have the imaginative potential to address the possibilities of this context and which build a legacy into the future. Further information can be found at: ggda.ie/public_art


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