€80k funding for County Kildare arts centre

Riverbank allocation

Niamh O'Donoghue

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€80k funding for County Kildare arts centre

The Riverbank Arts Centre

The Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge is to get a massive €80k investment from the Arts Council.

The government agency for leading the development of the arts in Ireland, today announced the funding allocatoin for 2017.

Riverbank Arts Centre is a local authority owned venue, which opened in 2001, with a 180-seat theatre, a gallery and workshop spaces. 

It is an arts resource for Newbridge and Kildare with a focus on work for children. It produces work with network partners and hosts touring multi-disciplinary productions. It manages a programme of arts engagement with the community, particularly with young people.

Arts Council Director Orlaith McBride said: “In our investment approach, we have focused in particular on broadening the reach of the arts in Ireland. We will work with a range of partners, in local, community, educational, youth and other settings, to ensure that people experience the best of the arts over the next 12 months.”

Today’s announcement forms part of the Arts Council’s planned investment of €65.1 million for 2017. The total investment represents an increase of €5m, or 8.6%, on the 2016 amount.