Music / May 17, 2023

€1 Million Made Available For Late Night Events in Galleries & Museums

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Music / May 17, 2023

€1 Million Made Available For Late Night Events in Galleries & Museums

Words: Dylan Murphy

The funding was announced by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin today.

The government has revealed €1 million in funding as part of a late-night museum pilot scheme in support of the night time economy. It aims to support small galleries and museums across Ireland to offer a broader range of events and activities and to open later.

The news comes after the report published by the Night Time Economy Taskforce in 2021, which stated its intention to encourage a more diverse night time offerings that does not centre around the sale of alcohol.

Just last year, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media assisted with funding for the likes of ‘Haunted Dancehall‘ at the National Concert Hall which featured the likes of Oneohtrixpointnever, Blackhaine and more. Elsewhere, the funding made IMMA Nights possible.

According to the After Hours Guidance, up to €10,000 will be made available to open later fr a minimum of six nights, with a requirement that applicants are institutional members of the Irish Museum Association and/or are a member of the Museum standards programme for Ireland and they commit to opening to at least 21.00. They are also encouraged to work with new partners and inspire new uses of existing spaces.

It is also noted that, “Applications for amounts greater than €10,000 will be considered should a regional museum or gallery want to roll out a prolonged and/or more ambitious programme of events. These will be assessed on a case by case basis in the context of available funding; additional funding is not guaranteed and the above principles apply.”

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