ITMA awarded funding under Begin Together Arts Fund

ITMA was delighted to be successful in obtaining additional funding for the Drawing from the Well series from Bank of Ireland, in partnership with Business to Arts.

ITMA was among 36 projects spanning music, theatre, dance, traditional arts, and the visual arts to receive support from the first phase of the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund.

Funding of €300,000 is being provided to artworks or arts projects which have been inspired by the experience of living through COVID-19 or have been adapted in response to the pandemic. 

Oliver Wall, Chief of Staff and Head of Group Corporate Affairs, Bank of Ireland said: 

Art has such an important role to play in helping us to understand, express and reflect on the world, especially at challenging times like these. I am delighted that through the Begin Together Arts Fund, Bank of Ireland can help sustain the development of new work and artistic practice during the pandemic. There’s a wonderful spread of projects across all art forms in this first phase and I look forward to seeing them come to fruition over the rest of the year.

 Liam O’Connor, Director of the ITMA said:

Together with Bank of Ireland, we can grow our ambitions, better empower Irish artists and grow our impact on people who have an interest in Irish music throughout the world. ITMA offers free universal access to all its online material and does not charge any subscription charges which brings financial challenges. To have Bank of Ireland financially supporting artists in the creation of new interpretations of Irish traditional music, song and dance is very important for ITMA and very much welcomed.

The Fund will distribute a total of €1 million in arts funding between 2020 and 2022, across the island of Ireland. This will build on our rich culture and heritage, and continue Bank of Ireland’s long history of supporting the arts.