Arts groups won’t survive huge budget cuts, MLAs told

By Adrian Rutherford. Belfast Telegraph. Some arts groups may not survive because of savage budget cuts, it has been warned. The Arts Council is facing an 8% in-year reduction – a shortfall of £870,000. The organisation had already seen its annual funding from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) for 2015/16 slashed by… Continue Reading

ArtsMatterNI – enriching lives

As you are no doubt aware, the arts and cultural sector in Northern Ireland faces a financially precarious future as a result of recent and forthcoming cuts to public investment. The next eighteen months will be a turbulent period with difficult budgetary decisions to be made, a political impasse within the devolved assembly, looming uncertainty from the… Continue Reading

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