Pavilion ‘delighted’ with €120k windfall

by Gazette Reporter
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The Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire is set to receive €120,000 in funding from the Arts Council of Ireland.
Ten creative projects in Dundrum and Dun-Laoghaire will receive €465,000 in funding this year.
Sean MacCarthaigh, director of public affairs with the Arts Council, said: “This year, Pavilion Theatre is to receive the same amount of funding as it did last year, at €120,000. We are acutely aware of the need to make room for new talent to push through and although the Arts Council grant has gone down from €85m to €59.9m this year it is important to continue to fund creative organisations throughout Dublin.”
A spokesperson for Pavilion Theatre said: “We’re delighted with the funding and we welcome and appreciate the Arts Council’s continued support.”
Organisations to receive funding from the Arts Council for the period up to the end of March 2014 are: Mill Theatre, Dundrum – €8,000; Carysfort Press, Rathfarnham – €30,000 and Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire – €120,000.
Also in receipt of funds are Cois Life Teo (Irish language publishers), Dun Laoghaire – €37,000; Irish Theatre Magazine, Blackrock – €43,000; New Island Books, Dundrum – €80,000 and IBBY Ireland, Blackrock – €6,000.
The Drama League of Ireland, Dundrum will get  €13,000; IMRAM (Irish Literary Festival), Blackrock – €60,000 and Dance Theatre of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire – €68,000.
The chairman of the Arts Council, Pat Moylan, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue supporting and developing the arts across South County Dublin. For over 60 years the Arts Council has been at the forefront of developing and promoting the arts and even with reduced funding, the Arts Council continues to build a central place for the arts in Irish life.
“The arts play a vital role in our economy, especially in job creation and tourism. Therefore, we see it as vital to areas across Dublin that support for the arts is maintained.”

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