TOF-1610-2020 Retention of Emergency Funds for the Arts Sector

In the last weeks, having had a meeting of the steering committee, the ArtsMatterNI campaign wrote to the minister for communities, Carál Ní Chuilín asking that all available funding allocations be retained for the arts sector (see our letter below). The Head of Arts and Creativity in DfC, Debbie McKibben, came back to us this morning… Continue Reading

Arts Matter NI – Letter to Minister Carál Ní Chuilín – Department for Communities regarding Chancellor’s £1.57 billion funding for the arts

Minister Carál Ní Chuilín Department for Communities Causeway Exchange Belfast via email private.office@communities-ni.gov.uk 7th of July 2020 RE: Retention of Emergency Funds Dear Minister Ní Chuilín On behalf of the steering group of Arts Matter NI may we congratulate you on taking up your new post and indeed renewing your role in the stewardship of… Continue Reading

National Lottery funding from Arts Council NI – 04 April 2019

So, as we had forecast, National Lottery funding from Arts Council NI has been reduced and most organisations across the sector have experienced some cuts to their programme capacity as a result. There have been very few uplifts (three in the dance sector, one in verbal arts) but sadly the biggest headline is regrettably that… Continue Reading

Brexit statement from Arts Matter NI

In light of the crisis surrounding the UK’s relationship with the EU and whether a deal can or will be agreed, the Arts Matter NI campaign has offered its voice via an agreed collective statement of members. STATEMENT 10.12.18 The Arts Sector in N Ireland, like many other areas of public and civic life, harbours… Continue Reading

Arts funding levels in Northern Ireland compared to our nearest neighbours

ArtsMatterNI convenor Conor Shields, offers an update on the disparity between funding levels in Northern Ireland compared to our nearest neighbours. In light of new cross party political support to pursue equality of funding, this is the challenge facing government and indeed us all. We are not #WorthLess . Stop the Cuts. Find the Money.… Continue Reading

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