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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

Arts Matter NI Statement on the projected arts cuts

  Arts Matter NI, as the sector-wide campaign to save arts funding, held a sectoral meeting on 18th January in NICVA and now wishes to make this statement as a reflection of that event. DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS There comes a time in the ancient lingering execution lingchi, or Death by a Thousand Cuts,… Continue Reading

The Cinderella story of Arts Funding – the tragedy of more cuts

Buttons! It’s been such a turbulent time over the past months and colleagues have been asking when the next Captain’s blog would appear. It’s been flat out hectic not just for the organisation I run but right across this sector and indeed every publicly-funded sector. But there is some response that this sector needs to… Continue Reading

Assessing the Challenge – 17 May

For Arts Organisations within the Voluntary Community & Social Economy sector and co-facilitated by CAP and the Interaction Institute for Social Change … this seminar will consult on a range of issues facing the arts sector in particular. This seminar is part of a wider conversation which Building Change Trust is initiating about the future… Continue Reading

Read Community Arts Partnership’s Programme for Government/Delivery Plan Responses 2016

    Community Arts Partnership held focus groups internally and externally with organisations and individuals to develop this response. CAP, whilst a community arts organisation, hopes to offer insights from the widest possible sector and not just particular silos within. Read Community Arts Partnership’s further response to the Delivery plan/PFG Consultation below… CAP-DFC-PFG-Consultation-Responses-Dec-16 (pdf) www.capartscentre.com Continue Reading

ArtsMatterNI’s response to the consultation on Programme for Government

We welcome the opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a Framework for the new Programme for Government – 2016-2021. We recognise the aims, to tackle disadvantage through promoting economic growth; we are encouraged by the orientation which suggests collaborative working, where government will work with all sectors of society to deliver improvements in people’s… Continue Reading

ArtsMatterNI consultation on Programme for Government

Tuesday June 28th at Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre Location: Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre (map), Duncairn Avenue, Belfast, County Antrim. BT14 6BP. Time: 9.30am for a 10am start. To conclude 12.30 at latest We know the Arts Matter, and placing the arts at the heart of the programme for government and across the outcomes… Continue Reading

Stormont told to plan for cuts of up to 10%

By David Young. Belfast Telegraph. Government departments in Northern Ireland have been asked to draw up plans to implement cuts of up to 10% to their budgets, the Belfast Telegraph has learned. The Department for Finance and Personnel has contacted each department requesting they draw up scenario plans to implement 5%-10% cuts. A Stormont committee… Continue Reading

Stormont budget: DCAL 10% cut ‘could close museum’

By Robbie Meredith. BBC. A museum may close if the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) budget is cut by 10% in 2016/17, assembly members have been warned. A briefing paper, drawn up for the DCAL committee, also warns that arts organisations would “face closure”. It said there would be “significant” staff cuts in… Continue Reading

ArtsMatterNI Campaign Statement – December 4

  Since October last year ArtsMatter NI has been trying to marshal a campaign to see increased investment in the arts and stability in funding arrangements. Since the Arts Policy Forum meeting way back in September at NICVA last year. Arts Matter NI was seeking support from the sector in order to see a range… Continue Reading