Previous Statements

Arts Matter NI Statement on the projected arts cuts

[wpi_designer_button text=’jump to the list of AFP organisations endorsing this statement’ link=’’ target=’self’]   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… Continue Reading

Sectoral Campaign Meeting – Where do we go from here?

    Conference Room A, NICVA, North City Business Park (map Thursday 18th January at 10am Where do we go from here? As you are aware, last week, in both Belfast and Derry-L’Derry, a large cross section of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Annually Funded (AFP) clients came together to hear ACNI Chief Executive… 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

Arts Matter NI statement

23 January 2015 ArtsMatterNI shares the disappointment and frustration of so many that the call to preserve the level of revenue funding to the arts has fallen on deaf ears. Despite 23,000 responses to the DCAL Budget consultation, the current revenue budget for the arts states that cuts in excess of 10% will be made… Continue Reading

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