Riverbank Arts Centre has welcomed the announcement today of the awarding of €1 million in Capital Grant funding by the Minster for Arts, Heritage,
Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys.
The Arts and Culture Capital Scheme provides funding for enhancing the existing stock of arts and culture centres throughout the country.
In making the announcement, Minister Humpreys stated ““This €9 million announcement is the most significant investment in regional arts and cultural centres in a decade. The Creative Ireland Programme places a focus on investing in our cultural infrastructure, because high quality infrastructure is critical for a vibrant arts and culture sector, which in turn underpins social cohesion and supports sustainable economic growth.”
The venue has seen significant growth in audience figures. In the past 12 months alone, ticket sales have increased over 30%. This has come about from a strong, diverse programme of events across Theatre, Music, Comedy, Visual Arts, Family, Cinema, and Workshops.
There has also been a significant increase in schools participation from across Kildare and further afield; with students attending shows, workshops, talks, and educational screenings.
The venue has seen a significant increase in website visitors, attracting 423% more visitors since 2014; helping to drive ticket sales and visitors to the venue.
Full details of all upcoming events available on www.riverbank.ie/events