MINISTER HUMPHREYS TRAVELS TO NEW YORK TO PROMOTE IRISH ARTS AND CULTURE

12 January 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, departed yesterday, Wednesday for New York for a series of arts and cultural events.

As part of the trip the Minister will launch Creative Ireland or Clár Éire Ildánach programme 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 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
She will also visit the site of the new Irish Arts Centre, which is receiving financial …
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