The National Campaign for the Arts
Is organising a series of free workshops and briefing sessions on
the National Day of Action (NDoA) which is due to take place on Friday 17 September 2010.
As arts workers it’s important that you take part in this so come along to the workshops and see what you can do to participate.
Each Session Includes:
Information, presentations, group discussions, networking with fellow arts workers & advocates
Why You Need To Attend:
Following the 2010 budget announcement last year the Arts Council received a €9 million reduction in funding from the Government.
More than 300 organisations subsequently had their grant cut, some by up to 65%. A further 30 had their funding cut all together.
The Taoiseach has indicated that further cuts are coming and Minister Hanafin has publicly acknowledged cuts will be happening in her department.
So we have to work together now to protect the arts, our jobs and our country’s future. The National Day of Action on Friday 17 September 2010 is our chance to do exactly that.
When And Where:
Wed 23 June, 5pm – 6.30pm – Dublin
The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, 11a Eustace Street
Temple Bar, D2
Rsvp to: Marcella Corcoran – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurs 24 June, 5pm – 6.30pm – Galway
Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Sq, Galway
Rsvp to: Antonella Villani – email@example.com
Fri 25 June, 5pm – 6.30pm – Cork
(in association with Cork Midsummer Festival 2010 – free & concession priced tickets to festival shows that evening. Details when you rsvp)
Lecture Theatre, Crawford Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork (tbc)
Rsvp to: Siobhan Colgan – firstname.lastname@example.org
BELOW IS THE AGENDA FOR THE WORKSHOPS/BRIEFING SESSIONS WHICH WILL GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT EACH SESSION ENTAILS:
5.00pm – Meet and Greet
With coffee/tea and light snacks
5.10pm – Photograph taken of attending group
(for Facebook, website and follow up local media)
5.20pm – Introduction
Putting the NDoA in context of the work of the NCFA
5.30pm – Presentation
5.50pm – Group Activity
SWOT Analysis of NDoA
6.10pm Q&As and round-up of the workshop, highlighting ‘what next’