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Cultural Investment

Investing in our Creative and Cultural Infrastructure

The Government recognises that high quality infrastructure is critical for a vibrant arts and culture sector and that investment in cultural infrastructure underpins social cohesion and supports strong and sustainable economic growth.

The Government recognises that high quality infrastructure is critical for a vibrant arts and culture sector and that investment in cultural infrastructure underpins social cohesion and supports strong and sustainable economic growth. Creative Ireland will help facilitate consideration of
infrastructure priorities on an integrated
phased basis.

Significant investment programmes are already underway or planned for the National Gallery, the National Library, the National Archives and the National Concert Hall. A three-year €9m capital investment scheme in regional and local arts and cultural centres is also underway. The nine ‘Permanent Reminder’ capital projects for 2016 constitute a major built legacy of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.

Using existing resources, the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is supporting the National Cultural Institutions in preparing ambitious but realistic investment plans, building on the progress already underway, to address infrastructure deficiencies in a planned and measured way.

The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs will work with cultural institutions and other key stakeholders to develop an overall capital strategy for the cultural and heritage sector, to include digitisation projects and the building of cultural collections, feeding into the Mid-term Review of the Capital Programme in mid-2017.

Click here for a downloadable .pdf of the programme. 

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