Cork’s Crawford Art Gallery has received funding of €400,000 for the expansion of its national collection by acquiring works by Irish artists in need of support.
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, has announced funding of €1 million for two National Cultural Institutions, the Crawford Art Gallery and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
The funding will enable the acquisition of artworks to support Irish artists in what continues to be a difficult and challenging time.
The Crawford Art Gallery, dedicated to historic and contemporary visual arts, recently received €3.32 million to advance the next phase of a major capital project to redevelop the gallery under Project Ireland 2040.
Minister Martin said she was “delighted” to announce the “very significant funding” for both the Crawford Art Gallery and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
“Arts and culture are a core part of who we are. They have been the source of so much support over the last few months.
“I am pleased to be able to make this allocation to enhance the national collection. By doing so, this will provide vital support to our Irish artists during this unprecedented time,” she said.