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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

The Big Arts Debate at Stormont on 19th February 2018

After the debate, Conor Shields, CEO of Community Arts Partnership, had a few more words to add. Conor Shields, CAP’s CEO and Convenor of #ArtsMatterNI, spoke after #TheArtsDebate pic.twitter.com/NASXoMVrco — Arts Matter NI (@ArtsMatterNI) February 20, 2018 Continue Reading

ArtsMatterNI in the News

www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/02/19/news/arts-sector-in-north-needs-investment–1259014/ www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/campaign-to-save-arts-funding-from-death-by-a-thousand-cuts-gathers-momentum-at-stormont-36621424.html www.newsletter.co.uk/news/northern-ireland-arts-sector-needs-investment-1-8384360 www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09rz34n – David Boyd – Beat Carnival – 1 hour 13 min in to the programme Continue Reading

Statement – 5th February

    Members of The Arts Matter NI campaign are deeply concerned to read unconfirmed reports in the Belfast Telegraph (2nd February) of “no confidence votes and walk-outs in opposition to the Chair John Edmund”, by the majority of the Board of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Given the Arts Sector’s profound anxiety about… Continue Reading

ArtsMatterNI response to ACNI Board Members’ Statement

ARTS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN IRELAND BOARD MEMBERS’ STATEMENT As Board Members of the Arts Council, we are aware of the comments made by the Chair of the Arts Council at the Arts and Business Awards event last week. His comments do not reflect any discussion or position which had been agreed by the Arts Council… Continue Reading