ArtsMatterNI News

The latest news for the Arts Matter campaign.

Minister Carál Ní Chuilín Department for Communities Causeway Exchange Belfast via email 7th of July 2020 RE: Retention of Emergency Funds Dear Minister Ní Chuilín On behalf of the steering group of Arts Matter NI may we congratulate you on taking up your new post and indeed renewing your role in the stewardship of the art sector portfolio. In the past Arts Matter NI has enjoyed a productive and collegiate relationship with you and your officials and we would hope to see that continue during the current crisis. We write to you today continue reading
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. continue reading
Belfast Telegraph article #ArtsMatterNI Press Release Press Release ArtsMatterNI 05-06-2018 (docx) continue reading continue reading continue reading
Conor Shields, convenor of the #ArtsMatterNI campaign, on the recently announced Annual Funding Programme 18/19 from the Arts Council NI. 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 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 — Arts Matter NI (@ArtsMatterNI) February 20, 2018 continue reading - 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

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