Galway City Council awards €425,000 in arts grants

Galway Daily arts & culture Galway City Council awards €425,000 in arts grants

Galway City Council has awarded €425,000 in grants  to over 60 arts organisations this week.

The 2020 Arts Grants (Organisations) approved by the city council this week is the full budget which was agreed on before the pandemic.

Despite the affect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the city’s finances, the council said that the same level of funding was kept due to the “recognition of the importance of contemporary arts” to the city.

“Galway’s world reputation as a creative place is thanks to the innovative and imaginative work of its great artmakers.”

“Galway City Council values the powerful projects and programmes delivered right throughout the city in participation, access and diversity.”

“The grants to over sixty artist-led organisations will help keep them in business, reward them for the great work achieved online and offline throughout the pandemic and assist them in developing programmes in the future.”

The largest single grant went to Galway International Arts Festival, which is currently in the middle of its revised Autumn programme for 2020.

The city council awarded €46,000 to Galway International Arts Festival. This was followed by Galway Arts Centre, which received €35,000.

Other large grants went towards Druid Theatre (€29,000), The Galway Music Residency (€26,000), and Macnas (€24,000), all of whom are putting on performances, concerts, and events this year as the cultural life of Galway revives itself.

The full list of grants awarded for 2020 is:

APPLICANT 2020 Award 
A Little Door €1,000
Architecture at the Edge €4,000
Artspace Studios €9,000
Baboró €19,000
Blue Teapot Theatre Company €5,000
Branar  Theatre €7,000
Brú Theatre €3,000
Cáca Dána Theatre Company €570
Clay Galway €1,200
Crannog €2,000
Cúirt Galway International Literature Festival €15,000
Decadent Theatre Company €3,000
Druid Theatre €29,000
Eastside Community Drama €2,500
Engage Art Studios €13,000
Eva’s Echo Theatre Company €1,000
Forge Clay Studios €2,000
Galway African Diaspora €2,000
Galway Art Club €1,000
Galway Arts Centre €35,000
Galway Baroque Singers €2,130
Galway Baytones €1,000
Galway Beginners Trad Sessions €500
Galway Cathedral Recitals €1,500
Galway Choral Association €2,000
Galway Community Circus €10,000
Galway Dance Project €6,500
Galway Early Music €8,000
Galway Film Fleadh €19,000
Galway International Arts Festival €46,000
Galway Musical Society €3,000
Galway Percy French Society €500
Galway Steinway Trust €600
Galway Theatre Festival €11,000
Galway Uke Group €1,000
Galway Youth Theatre €3,000
Hot Potato Productions €900
Impressions €1,100
Junior Galway Film Fleadh €1,500
Keera Sheeran Music (Ignite Gospel Choir) €1,000
Little Cinema Galway €5,000
Luminosa Music €4,000
Macnas €24,000
Misleór €1,500
Moonfish €6,000
Moth & Butterfly Festival €1,000
Music for Galway €16,000
New Moon €1,500
No Ropes €800
126 Artist Led Gallery €10,000
Over the Edge €3,500
Red Bird Youth Collective €1,000
Renmore Pantomime €2,000
Saolta Arts €10,000
Speckled Egg Dance €500
St Nicholas Schola Cantorum €3,500
Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe €2,000
That’s Life €4,000
The Galway Music Residency €26,000
The Galway Sessions €5,000
TRIBES Youth Arts Festival €2,000
Tulca €14,000
Visionation €1,000
Westside Arts Festival €2,400
Write on Group €300
Youth Ballet West €2,500


image credit: Galway Arts Centre via Facebook