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Under Waterford City and County Council’s ambitions for Arts and the Community, we are pleased to support thirty seven projects under our Arts Practice Grant Scheme for 2020. This investment of €90,000 supports the local authority’s aim to support and sustain excellence in artistic programming across the City and County.

Amongst the successful projects are funding towards Waterford Musical Society’s  production of My Fair Lady, funding towards Barrack St Band’s 150th Anniversary, Brideview Drama’s play “Bailegangaire”, Waterford Walls: Art on the Greenway and Mary Rafferty Clancy’s Traditional Irish Youth Music programme “Hulai Luil”.

The grants were judged in the light of the central three themes in the Arts Strategy 2016-2021:

  • Participation & Access
  • Support for Artists
  • Identity and Place

Proposals were invited under the headings of:

  1. Voluntary/Amateur Arts grants
  2. Professional Project grants
  3. Rural Arts grants
  4. Playwright & Producer team grant
  5. Screenwriter & Producer team grants

Voluntary /Amateur Grants.

De La Salle Scout Pipe band, C/O Pat Murphy. Annual programme €1500
City Of Waterford Brass band C/O Michael Doody, Annual programme €1500
Dungarvan Brass Band C/O William Dee, Annual programme €1500
Barrack Street Concert Band, 150th Anniversary Programme & Celebration €4500
Thomas Francis Meagher Band C/O Aoife Murphy, Annual programme €1500
Aldine Cranley, Symphony Club of Waterford, Annual programme €2000
Waterford Musical Society C/O Paul Browne, My Fair Lady €660
Emily Aherne, Brideview Drama group, Play ‘Bailegangaire’ €1500
Martine Rogers, Stagecoach group, Play ‘Welll, the show must go on’ (Garter Lane) €600
Emma Hall, Writer, Mentoring Request €360
Eamonn Phelan, Waterford Music Club, Annual programme €2500
Fintan O’ Byrne, Visual Artist, Augmented Reality Art Proj. €900
TOTAL €19,020






Professional Grants


James  Power, Stagemad National tour’Jetty Stars’ €1250
GOMA Gallery, Beyond the Gallery project, Collaborative arts project ‘Beyond the Gallery’ (Phase 1) €1500
Freddy Quinlan, Backroom Smokers band Record €3000
Enda Moran, Core Creations, Social Circus €4500
Cathy  Hanrahan, Waterford Youth Arts – Youth Theatre Summer Project €4000
Claire Meaney, Waterford Healing Arts, Pallative Care, Pallative Care €5000
Dee Jacques, Little Red Kettle School’s Tour €6500
Deirdre Grant, Traces Dance Ensemble, €3000
Aine Mc Carthy-Kent, Tradchester €650
Jenny Fennessy (Theatre practitioner)Waterford Tour ‘Love Song’ €1500
Cathy  Hanrahan, Waterford Youth Arts,Dance Show ‘EMERGE’ €5000
Ted & Mary O’Regan Bursaries €3000
Eadaoin  Walsh, Theatre Production, Play ‘Flood’ (by Ger Bourke) €1500
Sandra  Kelly, Curator, I am – Gender/Sexuality Exhibition Phase 1 (Research & Development) €1500
Sandra Kelly  Phase 2 (Conditional on R & D) €2000
TOTAL €43,900






Rural Arts Grants


Anna Moore, Poetry section of Cappoquin Heritage Group €300
James  Power, Rural Waterford tour of ‘Jetty Stars’ €1250
Mary Rafferty Clancy, Traditional Irish Youth Music Programme ‘Hulai Luil’ €1805
Edel  Tobin, The Walls Project – Art on the Greenway €3975
Mary McGrath, Lismore Caste Arts, Exhibition €4000
TOTAL €11,330


Playwright & Producer Team Grant


Tony Kelly, ‘The Hurler’ €1500
Pat Daly, ‘The Attack’ €1500
Luke Corcoran/John  O Connell/Central Arts, ‘Poppy Loftus’ €1500
2 x Phase 2 awards to be made at €1500 each €3000
TOTAL €7,500


Screenwriter & Producer Team Grant


Jason Kennealy, Screenwriter & Producer Team, ‘The Metal Man’ Phase 1 €250
Ollie Breslin, Screenwriter & Producer Team, Play ‘The Checkout’ Phase 1 €250
Oonagh Quinn, Screenwriter & Producer Team, Mr. Sun’ Phase 1 €250
2 x Phase 2 awards to be made at €3750 each €7500
TOTAL €8,250




Total  Allocation 2020 €90,000.


Venue Grants

 The following Venues received funding under Waterford City and County Council’s

Arts Venue Grants Scheme 2020.

 Arts Venue applications were examined under the following criteria:

  • Contribution to the community
  • Accessibility to Public and Practitioners
  • Education & Outreach
  • Value for money
  • 2019 AND 2018 Programme of activities


Venue  2020      
•Garter Lane €65,000
•Theatre Royal €65,000
•Central Arts €11,000
•Coastguard Cultural Centre €10,000
•GOMA Gallery €11,000
•Rogue Gallery & Studios €3,000
TOTAL €165,000






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