Over €110k awarded to key festivals in Tipperary

The Arts Council has awarded a total of €113,417 to help bring a number of high-quality festivals to the people of Tipperary this year.

The festivals include the Cashel Arts Festival, the Dromineer Literary Festival 2016 and the Tipperary Dance Platform, which take place later this year. The Clonmel Junction Festival, which also received funding, finished at the weekend.

The festival funding is additional to the substantial monies that the council allocates every year to various arts events, artists and companies in Tipperary.

The Arts Council confirmed the funding as they launched ‘Arts On Your Doorstep’, a new public information campaign to help raise awareness of specific arts events in local communities.

Part of the Arts Council’s public service remit is to deliver arts events to the regions, so that people all over the country can experience world class arts events on their doorstep. Director of the Arts Council, Orlaith McBride, said:

“If you live in Malin Head or on the Ring of Kerry you should be able to see high quality productions without having to travel hours to a venue. By taking the arts on tour we make wonderful productions accessible to people the length and breadth of the country. The Council always endeavours to ensure that organisations bring the best of the arts to audiences across Ireland through touring. We are delighted to have been able to provide the funding to bring these shows to the people of Tipperary. By prioritising regional access through touring, the Council is helping to ensure that more people experience the arts in 2016.”

Festival dates

Clonmel Junction Festival 2016: July 4th – 10th

Cashel Arts Festival: September 15th – 18th

Dromineer Literary Festival 2016: October 6th – 9th

Tipperary Dance Platform: October 10th – 16th

For more information visit www.artscouncil.ie

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