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¬3.4m goes to arts centreOne of the leading cultural flagships, The Model, welcomed the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltact, Jimmy Deenihan, TD to their reopening ceremony following the 2008-10 redevelopment.

The Model was first opened in 1991 by local artists and has grown to now include purpose-built, environmentally controlled galleries, a collection store, a state of the art performance and cinema space, nine artist’s studios and one sound studio.

The Department is providing funding of €3.4m for the cultural hub which Minister Deenihan described as one of the “largest projects over the last few years”.

Other key funders include the Arts Council of Ireland, Sligo County Council, Sligo Borough Council, The International Fund for Ireland and local patrons and cultural organisations.