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Monday 11 December 2017

Funding for an investigation into arts and biodiversity

By Maria Pepper

At the announcement: Kildare arts officer Lucina Russell, Wexford arts officer Liz Burns, Arts Council director Orlaith McBride, Philip Delemere of Leitrim Arts Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown arts officer Kenneth Redmond, Clare arts officer Siobhán Mulcahy and Limerick arts officer Sheila Deegan.
At the announcement: Kildare arts officer Lucina Russell, Wexford arts officer Liz Burns, Arts Council director Orlaith McBride, Philip Delemere of Leitrim Arts Council, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown arts officer Kenneth Redmond, Clare arts officer Siobhán Mulcahy and Limerick arts officer Sheila Deegan.

The Arts Council has awarded over €15,000 to Wexford County Council in partnership with Fingal County and Dublin City Councils to investigate the role of the arts in raising awareness of biodiversity issues along the east coast.

The money will be used to support a series of exploratory coastal discussions in Wexford, Dublin City and Fingal between artists, curators, biodiversity officers and academic specialists with the aim of supporting the commissioning of new art works using the Per Cent for Art Scheme.

The funding totalling €15,520 for an Arts and Biodiversity Enquiry weas announced at the Invitation to Colaboration Awards 2017.

Speaking at the launch last week, Arts Council director Orlaigh McBride said: 'We recently put a call out to local authorities across the country looking to support ambitious ways of collaborating and engaging communities in arts projects.

'I'm delighted to confirm that Wexford County Council was successful as the lead applicant in partnership with Dublin City and Fingal and I'm confident that this funding will help foster an artistic and environmental collaboration within and among local authorities which will result in unique public engagement opportunities.'

Wexford People

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