This page contains various resources for helping the fight against the cuts.

Annual report. Findings from the Continuous Household Survey 2014/15. This report presents the findings from the 2014/15 Continuous Household Survey (CHS) in relation to engagement with the arts by adults in Northern Ireland. More information relating to the Continuous Household Survey, methodology, definitions and the interpretation of the figures can be found in the Technical notes in Appendix 1. Participation in arts activities and attendance at arts events in 2014/15 are based on participation or attendance during the year prior to respondents being surveyed. continue reading
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Arts and Society - reaching across all levels of society Bringing people and communities closer together Supporting the work of our teachers in the classroom Supporting positive physical and mental health and well-being for all and in particular in our healthcare environments Strengthening the voice of vulnerable people and marginalised communities Creating a place where we all want to live The Value of the Arts to NI Society 79% of Arts Council investment goes to the most deprived areas of Northern Ireland 53% of the work undertaken by the Arts Council’s Regularly Funded Organisations takes place in Neighbourhood Renewal areas continue reading
ArtsMatterNI have pulled a list of MLAs on Twitter for you to tweet your opinions to. You can also download the list as an Excel spreadsheet   First Name Surname Twitter Handle Anna Lo @AnnaLoMLA Judith Cochrane @JudithCochrane Kieran McCarthy Stephen Farry @StephenFarryMLA Trevor Lunn @TrevorLunnLV David Ford @DavidFordMLA Chris Lyttle @Chris_Lyttle Stewart Dickson @stewartcdickson Claire Sugden @ClaireSugden Paul Girvan @girvsouthantrim Adrian McQuillan Jonathan Bell @johnathanfbell Mervyn Storey Stephen Moutray @StevenMoutray David McIlveen @DavidRMcIlveen Jimmy Spratt @SprattJimmy Sammy Douglas @sammydouglasmla Paul Givan @paulgivan Ian McCrea @ianmccrea_mla Jim Wells @Jim_Wells_MLA Paul Frew @paulfrewmla Edwin Poots @edwin_poots continue reading
Why? Every day the Arts are enriching lives across Northern Ireland through direct participation or through citizens and visitors attending events, shows or festivals. Arts and Culture play an important role in promoting social and economic goals through local regeneration, attracting tourists, the development of talent and innovation, improving health and well-being, and delivering essential services. To put it simply – Arts Matter in Northern Ireland. View ArtsMAtterNI's response to the draft budget here (pdf) continue reading