Higgins welcomes news Galway has secured a Civic Arts space

Councillor said this was well overdue for the City

Fine Gael Councillor Clodagh Higgins has today welcomed the news that as part of the redevelopment of the An Post site on William Street a Civic Arts space will be provided. Councillor Higgins said “I am delighted to receive confirmation of this which I have worked on as an objective since October 2019 when I set down a motion urging City Hall to recognise the need for a visual arts space for the city. My motion also included the direction that the Council should engage with An Post, and other relevant stakeholders, to advance the project and secure funding to develop the site for cultural purposes. I was delighted to receive cross-party support for my proposal which was reflected in the fact that my motion was passed unanimously”.

Councillor Higgins said “when I met CEO of An Post David McRedmond I also emphasised to him the need for such a  space and the suitability of the site and the success of the Galway International Arts Festival flagship exhibition, In The Flesh, at the site.  

 Cllr. Higgins continued “this is an important piece of arts infrastructure for the City. It is a prime property and a wonderful opportunity for our Galway vibrant arts scene. This is a real game changer for the Arts community and there has been a combined effort to get to this stage”. 

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