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Arts grants awarded to 25 groups and individuals across Laois

Laois County Council have announced their allocation of arts grants for the beginning of 2024, with a total of 25 groups and individuals receiving funding.

The total sum of the grant is €8,000 to be split across 18 groups, receiving a combined €5,450, and seven individuals, receiving a combined €2,550.

The 18 groups and their designated projects are as follows:

Mountrath Youth Theatre – €500
Hiring professional comedy facilities for comedy workshops.

Cruit Eireann – €450
Supporting artist’s fees for harp workshops.

OHR Dance Company – €450
Hosting a workshop.

Abbeyleix Bog – €400
Plein Air painting weekend with exhibition to follow.

Celtic-Con, Midlands Comic Convention – €400
Developing a series of events with one main comic convention.

Laura Murphy & Aos Si Collective – €400
Audio-visual poetry.

Portlaoise Tradfest – €300
Music workshops, session trails, battle of trad bands, pop up Gaeltacht.

Laois Writers Group – €300
Anthology of works from both current and previous members.

Fourth Wall Laois Theatre Group – €300
Build set and produce Tom Murphy’s ‘The Country Boy.’

Mountmellick Comhaltas – €300
Celebrate and teach Irish Music.

Port Art Collective – €250
Music event to promote original artists.

Timahoe Male Choir – €200
Performance funding

SVT Hub – €200
St Patrick figure for local St Patrick’s Day parade.

Mountmellick Art Collective – €200
Host a weekend of theatre on the May Bank holiday weekend.

Rathdowney Art Group – €200
St Patricks Day inspired event.

Heritage House Company Ltd – €200
Oil painting workshops.

The Heath GAA – €200
Youth-inspired mural for club wallball.

MALVA/Ukrainian Choir – €200
Choral Society community concerts.

The eight individuals and their designated projects are as follows:

Isabel Dwyer – €500
Fund debut novel

Isabel Dwyer

Lauren Bickerdike – €450
Coastline across Ireland.

Stephanie Deady – €400
Studio costs.

David Vesey – €350
Record album.

James McInerney – €300
Show at Dunamase Arts Centre.

David Delaney and Ciara Drennan – €300
Innovative visual art installation.

Annie Holland – €250
Photo Exhibition, ‘Textures of Rural Ireland.’

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