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How can I support the National Campaign for the Arts

September 25 2009, at 4.12pm

There are many ways that you can support the National Campaign for the Arts as follows:

  • Join us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.
  • Join the group for arts workers in your constituency. If you’re on Facebook, simply type in arts workers and you can find the group relevant to you. If you’re not on Facebook you can email theatreforum@ireland.com and you will be added to the relevant constituency list.

Not sure of your constituency? Have a look here.

  • Read our key facts and demands and use these when talking to politicians.
  • Watch the Culch.ie video clip and get some additional info

 


Irish Times Editorial – Culture Night

September 25 2009, at 2.27pm

The Irish Times Editorial piece on Culture Night also mentioned the Launch of the National Campaign for the Arts and how we chose a great week for the launch. Have a read of snippets of the article below or follow the link to view it in full.

The launch of the National Campaign for the Arts is therefore timely: its case in favour of protecting arts funding merits serious consideration at political level. Meanwhile, the general public has the opportunity this evening to see why they too should support such a campaign.

Read the article here.

A video clip advertising culture night.


Thank you to all of you have emailed your support and kind donations. We are inundated with mail so we shall do our best to get back to you all in the near future.

Thank you for everything.


Wed 23 Sept

Thurs 24 Sept

  • The Irish Times – pic and article by Deirdre Falvey re launch of the NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS
  • Irish Examiner – pic and article by Evelyn Ring re the launch of the NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS
  • Irish Independentpic and article re the launch of the NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS
  • Metro – Pics from launch.
  • Culture Shock, Newstalk 106FM – coverage of launch of the NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS, including interviews with various artists.
  • Irish Daily Mail
  • The Star

Official Launch of the National Campaign for the Arts

September 23 2009, at 3.19pm


Irish Arts Luminaries Come Out to Launch The National Campaign For The Arts

Some of Ireland’s most recognizable and respected artists came out today (Wednesday 23 September 2009) to launch THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS at the Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, Eustace Street,Dublin 2.

Legendary singer, Mary Black, actress and star of In America and The Tudors, Sarah Bolger, comedian Risteard Cooper, singer/songwriter Damian Dempsey,   actress and novelist Amy Huberman, internationally acclaimed composer Bill Whelan and other luminaries of Ireland’s music, film, theatre, literary and visual arts industries were there to give their support to a campaign highlighting the value of the arts to Ireland’s economic and social recovery.

During a week in which the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival is kicking off its fifty-first year and an expected ½ million people around the country will enjoy Culture Night, the Campaign aims to put the importance of the arts centre stage.  It calls for the retention of Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide and the Irish Film Board, both of which face closure following the recent recommendations of the McCarthy Report. It also calls for the maintenance of existing levels of arts funding for the Arts Council as well as full representation at senior cabinet level.

The National Campaign for the Arts was established as the first ever umbrella organization for the diverse arts’ sectors in Ireland and provides a voice for the country’s artists and arts organizations. It petitions to ensure that the arts are on local and national government agendas and welcomes an open debate on the arts as a vital part of contemporary Irish life.  Its membership has a national reach that  includes major festivals, venues, producers and representative organisations in visual arts, theatre, film, dance, music, literature, architecture and collaborative arts.


     
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