Dundalk Town Council is giving financial backing to young people working in the arts and to local arts festivals.
In the first round of the year’s Create Louth arts grants, which will total 7,660 euro, a Dundalk woman who has worked with Dundalk-born Hollywood director Moore, has been given a grant.
Caitriona Duffy, Laurel Brook Gardens, has been given some financial backing for a new film and script.
The Dundalk Photographic Society, winners of the FIAP World Championship, have also been recognised.
Antoher award has gone to Melissa Hayes, St Ronan’s Villas Castletown Road, who is recording her own work.
Nuala Kennedy, Ceol na Mara, Mounthamilton Carrick Road Dundalk, is working on a traditional music project and has also been given a grant.
A former member of Riverdance, Dervla McGee, Tudor Grove Dundalk, has been given support towards the development of a new performance company.
Orla Barry, Bridge Street Dundalk, who is working out of Bridge St Studios, has been given support towards the development of a visual arts project and web development.
The council is also supporting an extended Tain Festival and the fleadh in Seatown. Also a new play which will be produced by Theatre Rua and a Setanta Choir choral workshop, and a young musicians project and sound engineering workshop at the Appletree Foundation Roden Place.
The Create Louth Young Music Awards for 2011 have also been announced.
Laura Smith from Drogheda who plays piano and violin, has been awarded the Macardle Award for Classical Music.
Young Music Awards have gone to Conal Duffy, Dundalk, uilen pipes and fiddle, Fionnulala Donlon, Dundalk, harp, Tadhg Cunningham, Dundalk, piano, Eoghan Murphy, Dundalk, fiddle, Sadabh Ni Mhaoloagain, Dundalk, flute.
Dun Dealgan school has been awarded the School Musical Instrument Purchase Scheme.