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200 Organisations Benefit in Arts Hand-out

Friday 11th February 2000 at 6pm 0 Comments

Gains for community arts & theatre in annual funding round

Announcing the annual public awards to arts organisations, following the Assembly’s confirmation yesterday of as-you-were funding, Arts Council Chairman Brian Walker expressed his disappointment that the government grant did not at least match inflation, but welcomed Arts Minister Michael McGimpsey’s recognition that "lack of funding cannot be allowed to continue".

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£6.89 MILLION FOR THE ARTS

Thursday 10th February 2000 at 6pm 0 Comments

Assembly’s grant to the arts held at standstill

Following the government’s confirmation of as-you-were funding for the year 2000/01, Arts Council Chairman Brian Walker expressed his disappointment that the grant from the new Assembly did not at least match inflation.

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ARTS COUNCIL MARKS COOKSTOWN OPENING

Tuesday 8th February 2000 at 5pm 0 Comments

Chairman appeals for increase in Government finance as first major Lottery investment of £1.125 million comes to fruition

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Interview with Brian Walker Chairman of the Arts Council For Wee Can Magazine

Monday 7th February 2000 at 5pm 0 Comments

1. Could you tell me a bit about where you were born and raised, where you live now and your previous work background.

I was born in Belfast in 1947 where I now live. I spent my early years outside Downpatrick and then in Ballynahinch before moving to Knockbreda. I received my history degree from Trinity College Dublin and was a lecturer for many years in the Politics Department at Queen’s before becoming Director of its Institute of Irish Studies.

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INDEPENDENT EXPERTS TO REVIEW FIVE-YEAR ARTS STRATEGY

Monday 24th January 2000 at 12pm 0 Comments

Arts Council initiative welcomed by Minister

 

The Arts Council this morning announced an independent review of its five-year strategy, To The Millennium, which has directed its policy since 1995. The Arts Minister, Michael McGimpsey MLA, welcomed the review: "This will be a key element in a wider process to map out the future strategic direction for the development of the arts in Northern Ireland", he said.

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MINISTERS ATTEND NORTH-SOUTH MEETING OF ARTS COUNCILS

Monday 17th January 2000 at 11am 0 Comments

Mr Michael McGimpsey MLA, Minister for Culture, Arts & Leisure, visited the offices of An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council in the company of Sile de Valera TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands.

 

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ARTS COUNCIL AND THE PUSHKIN PRIZE

Monday 17th January 2000 at 11am 0 Comments

Professor Brian Walker, Chairman of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, issued the following statement:

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OPERA SCHOOL SCOOPS INTERNATIONAL STAR

Tuesday 11th January 2000 at 6pm 0 Comments

Sir Thomas Allen to guest at second summer extravaganza

The second Opera Summer School in Northern Ireland, at Stranmillis University College in Belfast from June 26th to July 6th, has secured the expertise on his first visit to Northern Ireland of the world-renowned baritone Thomas Allen, star of La Scala, Milan, the Metropolitan, New York, the Salzburg Festival, San Francisco Opera and Covent Garden.

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ENGAGE 2000

Monday 10th January 2000 at 6pm 0 Comments

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MINISTER OPENS UNIQUE ARTS EXHIBITION AT WATERFRONT

Monday 10th January 2000 at 5pm 0 Comments

Seven artists launch the new multi-media millennium

Michael McGimpsey, Minister for Culture, Arts & Leisure, opened Engage 2000, originated by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland with the Arts and Disability Forum. The show is at its Belfast venue from 10th-21st January and is then available for tour to towns across Northern Ireland.

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Brian Ferran (Chief Executive, Arts Council of Northern Ireland) Michael Morgan (Chairman, Arts and Disability Forum)&Michael McGimpsey (Minister for Culture, Arts and Lesiure) (Photograph by Lesley Doyle)

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