After many months, your representations to public representatives and the NCFA campaigning effort have yielded real results. This week the arts and culture are at the top of the political agenda and will be the subject of debates in BOTH the Houses of the Oireachtas, and specifically discussing the value of the Arts to society and the public service reform plans for the National Cultural Institutions.
Your Support is Critical — We need your continued support to ensure these valuable opportunities to influence the arts debate and policy are used to our best advantage. Watch your parliamentary process in person.
Fill Leinster House — We urge you, colleagues, family and friends to fill the public galleries in Leinster House for this week’s debates.
Dáil Éireann debate: Private Members’ motion debate; details here.
Seanad Éireann debate
Admittance — You can arrange admittance to Leinster House by contacting Sarah Kelly in Senator Fiach Mac Conghail’s office. Mail your name, indicating the debates you’d like to attend, to Sarah.email@example.com as soon as possible. For consistent updates on this week’s activity check Campaign4Arts twitter stream.
Now is the time to act for Arts & Culture in Ireland!