Louise O’Reilly here, newly appointed National Co-ordinator for the National Campaign for the Arts. I have hit the ground running on the Campaign with support from Janice McAdam, and following on from our statement on the departure of Eugene Downes from Culture Ireland, and our meetings with the DAHG, I will have an update on developments and action plans around the Public Sector Reforms later this week.
In the meanwhile, here are some imminent deadlines for you to be aware of:
Deadline May 10th
EU Culture Ministers Meeting re Culture Programme ‘Creative Europe’ 2014 – 2020
The EU Programme for Culture ‘Creative Europe” is about to be discussed in Brussels on Thursday – There are a number of points of interest, not least protecting increased funding for the arts at a European level, and your voice is valued in this campaign. Our colleagues at IETM have summarised their response to the proposals, and we think the following document will be useful for you to review in order to formulate your own response and action accordingly.
Deadline May 11th
Submissions re Tax Relief for Donations to Approved Bodies under Section 848a of Tax Consolidation Act 1997.
Following from representations made by the charities sector and the recommendations of the Forum on Philanthropy and Finance, the Minister for Finance invites interested parties to make submissions regarding proposed amendments to the charitable donations scheme. These amendments are set out here
The deadline for submissions is this Friday May 11. Colleagues at Business to Arts who recently held a briefing session with Sheila Norden, CEO of ICTR, have very kindly shared with us some key considerations for any submissions you plan to make to the Revenue Commissioners on the proposed changes to Section 848a of the Tax Consolidation Act.
Whether you are for, against or neutral toward the proposed changes, we encourage you to make a submission on behalf of your organisation. To lend weight to your submission, we advise you to provide as much evidence as possible. You should consider assessing the following in your organisation
With thanks to Andrew Hetherington | Project Director Business to Arts
Until my next update, Louise O’Reilly, National Co-ordinator