Wexford Festival Opera Receives Increase in Funding from Arts Council

By Francisco Salazar

Wexford Festival Opera has been allocated €1.68 million in strategic funding from the Arts Council for 2023.

The money allocated in 2023 is an increase of 3 percent or €45,000 from 2022. The Opera Festival is one of 107 arts organizations throughout Ireland sharing in more than €50 million in financial support, from theatre, music, and visual arts to literature and festivals.

In a statement, Arts Council director Maureen Kennelly said, “Following significantly increased investment in recent years, these funding commitments will consolidate the position of these critically important organizations.”

Additionally, the Arts Council chair Professor Kevin Rafter said the organization’s overall budget of €130 million will be spent on developing the role of the artist and increasing public engagement with the arts.

The Wexford Festival Opera is set to be presented from Oct. 24 to Nov. 5, 2023.