ArtsMatterNI News

The latest news for the Arts Matter campaign.

Have Your Say! Public consultation is now open! Draft 5-year Strategic Framework for Developing the Arts 2019-2024 The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has developed its draft Strategic Framework for the Arts 2019-2024 in consultation with the arts sector and key stakeholders, as well as our partners in local and central government, and the wider public sector. The strategy will establish the key priorities and actions that the Arts Council will pursue over the next five-year period. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland are now pleased to put the draft Strategic Framework out to full public consultation. To share your continue reading
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. Fund the Arts. https://youtu.be/y548TxNpilU continue reading
Belfast Telegraph article www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/theatre-arts/belfast-council-weighs-in-against-cuts-to-northern-ireland-arts-funding-36977891.html #ArtsMatterNI Press Release Press Release ArtsMatterNI 05-06-2018 (docx) continue reading
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/northern-ireland-arts-groups-demand-equality-in-funding-as-budgets-slashed-36943880.html continue reading
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/the-chair-of-the-arts-council-believes-the-creative-sector-should-wean-itself-off-public-subsidy-while-seeking-it-for-himself-he-must-go-36883210.html continue reading
Conor Shields, convenor of the #ArtsMatterNI campaign, on the recently announced Annual Funding Programme 18/19 from the Arts Council NI. https://youtu.be/wHvkki6ktms And click below to view the full list of organisations offered Annual Funding in 2018/19 ACNI Annual Funding Decisions 2018-19 (pdf) continue reading
https://vimeo.com/256619406 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
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
    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 proposed cuts and successive reports of the advocacy position of the current Chair, after these further revelations, members of Arts Matter NI do not believe that this Chair can champion our best collective interests. This follows an eight-strong majority of the Arts Council Board continue reading
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 Board. It is therefore our understanding that the Chair was speaking as an individual. We note the Arts Council Executive’s response to the budget issued last Friday and we look forward to a detailed discussion at the next Board meeting on how we will continue reading

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