Minister Humphreys travels to New York to promote Irish arts and culture
Culture Ireland US Programme for 2017 unveiled
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, is in New York this week for a series of arts and cultural events. As part of the trip the Minister will launch the Creative Ireland Programme / Clár Éire Ildánach internationally and will also unveil the details of Culture Ireland’s US programme for 2017. In total, Culture Ireland will provide €1m to Irish artists to showcase their work in the United States throughout 2017.
Minister Humphreys will attend a preview screening of the Druid production The Beauty Queen of Leenane, supported by Culture Ireland, which opens in New York on Friday 13 January at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). She will also visit the site of the new Irish Arts Centre, which is receiving financial support from the Irish Government. Speaking at the launch of the US programme, Minister Humphreys said:
“This is an important week for the Irish arts in New York, with the opening of Druid’s production of the Beauty Queen of Leenane at BAM. It is Druid’s debut production at BAM and marks the start of an exciting year for the Irish arts in the United States. In total, we will be investing €1 million through Culture Ireland to support Irish artists to showcase their work across the US in 2017.“
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Image: Marie Mullen as Mag Folan in The Beauty Queen of Leenane © Stephen Cummiskey