Over The Edge was delighted to learn earlier today that, at last night's meeting of Galway City Council (Monday, July 9th) we were awarded the same level of funding as we received last year. This means that our funding remains at 2008 levels, despite the four intervening years of global financial crisis and budget cutbacks. This represents a big vote of confidence by Galway City Council in the vibrant creative writing and poetry community which Over The Edge has worked to create. It puts us in an excellent position as we look forward to celebrating our tenth anniversary next year.
We would like to thank Galway City Council's Arts Officer James Harrold and all the members of Galway City Council for their ongoing support.
This good news come on foot of the positive mention Over The Edge got recently in a Dáil debate on the future of Ireland's cultural institutions. http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2012/06/27/00032.asp
Our next event takes place at Galway City Library on Thursday http://www.overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.ie/2012/06/july-over-edge-writers-gathering-doire.html