Irish Arts Council announces grants and new leadership initiative

19 March 2002, Ireland

The Arts Council of Ireland's Director, Patricia Quinn, has announced details of the organisation's grant decisions for this year, as well as outlining a new initiative to promote leadership in the arts. Multi-annual funding of €15.7 million for 61 companies was confirmed by Quinn, and, in addition, the council has offered 400 other companies one-year grants totalling €22.5 million. At a 22 February media briefing, Quinn spoke about the council’s changing approach to grant provision, as well as calling for proposals for the design and delivery of a program of management, policy and governance development for the arts in Ireland. For full details of the Arts Council of Ireland’s revenue decisions for 2002 (PDF format), go to: 24K)