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Ireland bottom of the European league in terms of public funding for the Arts

September 17 2015, at 12.38pm

The National Campaign for the Arts today (Wednesday 16 September 2015) launched its pre-Budget submission calling on the Ministers for Finance and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to increase current direct investment in the arts for 2016, thereby beginning the process of repairing the widespread damage suffered by the sector in recent years. 
The NCFA called on the Government to match EU average GDP spending on the Arts. Public funding for the arts and culture in this country represents just 0.11% of GDP, putting Ireland at the bottom of the European league table, compared with an average of 0.6%.

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