Statement in response to the Arts Council Expert Advisory Group Report, published June 19, 2020

Members Meeting Thursday 18th June: Next Steps
16th June 2020

19 June 2020

NCFA warmly welcomes the timely publication of ‘Survive, Adapt, Renew,’ the report by the Arts Council’s Covid-19 Expert Advisory Group. The Arts Council is the main channel for government investment, growth and development of the arts in Ireland; it is vital that their response to and plan for the Covid-19 crisis be robust, and deliver directly to the sector. While there is a long road ahead to ensure the survival of the arts sector, this report represents a significant step in laying out how artists, arts workers and arts organisations will be supported in the short, medium and long-term. We look forward a swift response from Government and to hear their plans for implementation of these measures.

Angela Dorgan, Chair of NCFA and member of the Expert Advisory Group said:

“Early on in the process it was clear that every member of the Advisory Group were in agreement that direct support to artists, arts workers and arts organisations be at the core of all measures in any stabilisation and recovery of the sector and it is wonderful to see that borne out in detail in the final report.”

NCFA will continue to work with all our stakeholders to ensure the full extent of our 13 Point National Arts Recovery Plan 2020 is delivered. 

Link to National Campaign for the Arts Survival and Recovery Plan

Link to Arts Council’s Expert Advisory Group Survive Adapt Renew Report

NCFA Committee 2020.

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