If you missed the NCFA ELECTION 2020 ARTS HUSTINGS event you can watch it back on our link above.
Thanks to our moderator Hugh Linehan, all the election candidates, the audience who attended and everyone involved in its coordination. More info below.
FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 2020 FROM 11AM – 12 NOON
PROJECT ARTS CENTRE, 39 EAST ESSEX STREET, TEMPLE BAR
HUGH LINEHAN, IRISH TIMES ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR & INSIDE POLITICS PRESENTER
In attendance: Minister Josepha Madigan (Fine Gael), Malcolm Byrne (Fianna Fáil) , Senator Fintan Warfield (Sinn Féin), Cllr. Rebecca Moynihan (Labour Party), Cllr. Claire Byrne (Green Party), Richard Boyd Barrett (Solidarity People Before Profit) and Sarah Durcan (Social Democrats).
The running order has been determined as follows: incumbent party first, followed by size of party – bearing in mind Richard Boyd Barrett and Sarah Durcan have asked to speak last as they will be arriving late from other events.
Friday National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) has called on all candidates in the upcoming General Election to commit to at least doubling investment in Culture and Arts by 2025, over the life of the next Government. This includes a commitment to double investment in the Arts Council and Culture Ireland over the same period, who are the agencies who directly support artists and their work.
This Arts Hustings, and many like it taking place throughout Ireland, gives Arts spokespersons of all political parties the opportunity to address the Artists and Arts Workers of Ireland, and answer questions about their Arts policies.