£3.1m reimaging funding

Left tor right, Pat Colgan, Chief Executive, Special EU Programmes Body, Dr. Adrian Johnston, Chair, International Fund for Ireland, Roisin McDonagh, Chief Executive Arts Council NI and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness pictured at yesterday's announcement.
Left tor right, Pat Colgan, Chief Executive, Special EU Programmes Body, Dr. Adrian Johnston, Chair, International Fund for Ireland, Roisin McDonagh, Chief Executive Arts Council NI and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness pictured at yesterday's announcement.
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Derry’s Playhouse was the setting yesterday as Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA announced a funding pot of £3.1m for the reimaging of communities here through the arts.

Mr. McGuinness said the money would be used by community organisations to address signs of sectarianism and racism in areas across the North.

“The current round of funding will support arts projects that promote a shared future and build positive relations within and between communities.

“To date, several community groups across Derry have worked with artists on reimaging the areas they are based in.

“The Executive recognises the need to create a shared society where there is genuine opportunity for all. I commend the Arts Council for their lead in Building Peace through the Arts and thank those in the consortium for their involvement and continued financial support.”

To find out more about applying, please contact the Arts Council on + 44 (0)28 9038 5228 or visit the website at www.artscouncilni-org.

See Sunday’s Journal for more.