£100,00 funding boost for Newry children’s art group

November 4, 2013

A £100,000 funding boost for Newry-based Sticky Fingers Children’s Art Project has been welcomed by Newry and Armagh Assembly Members, Mickey Brady and Megan Fearon.

The funding from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) is subject to the approval of a business case, and is expected to be allocated to the ‘Small Size, Big Citizen’ festival which Sticky Fingers is delivering in Newry in February next year.

Commenting on the news, Megan Fearon said, “The commitment of this substantial funding package is further evidence of Minister Carál Ní Chuilín’s dedication to the arts in the Newry area.

“I brought Minister Ní Chuilín to visit Sticky Fingers in August and I know that she was extremely impressed with the work which the project is involved in.  I am delighted that this additional funding will be going to such a deserving children’s organisation.”

Echoing his colleagues comments, Mickey Brady added; “The Small Size, Big Citizen’ festival will bring a significant influx of visitors to Newry and I think that it is very important that these visitors have as positive an experience of our city as possible.  This £100,000 from DCAL will enable Sticky Fingers to provide an event better itinerary.  I wish everyone involved well with the project.”