Written answers

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Departmental Funding

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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27. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport 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. [23594/23]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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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. It is typically applied by the project sponsors in receipt of capital at project level. For the Department of Transport this includes TII and Local Authorities.

The 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. One of the objectives of the review is to work towards harmonisation of the scheme and agree 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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