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Arts and Culture in Northern Ireland 2007

Wednesday 19th December 2007 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is pleased to release ‘Arts and Culture in Northern Ireland 2007’. This is the second dedicated study undertaken in recent times to collect and analyse information on consumption, behaviour and public attitudes towards the arts. The study provides a comparison with the 2004 baseline survey and enables key questions to be examined by demographic.

To view 'Arts and Culture in Northern Ireland 2007' click here

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Research examines barriers to disabled people’s participation in and access to the arts in Northern

Monday 17th December 2007 at 11am 0 Comments

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the release of a substantial body of research examining disabled people’s participation in and access to the arts in Northern Ireland.

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Arts Council of Northern Ireland gets new board members

Tuesday 11th December 2007 at 5pm 0 Comments

Culture Minister, Edwin Poots, MLA has announced the appointment of a new Vice-Chair and five new Board Members of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Following open competition, Damien Coyle has been appointed as Vice-Chair and Professor Paul Seawright, Joseph Rice, David Irvine, Brian Sore and Janine Walker have been appointed as Board Members of the Arts Council.

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Arts Sector rally to Save the Arts

Monday 10th December 2007 at 5pm 0 Comments

Northern Ireland ’s arts sector, supported by the Arts Council, today organized the Keep Our Arts Alive rally in a bid to save the arts and to improve the allocation contained within the Draft Budget 2008-2011, currently out for public consultation and which closes on 4th January 2008.

The arts in Northern Ireland are in danger of dying from neglect. That was the message of artists, arts professionals and supporters who gathered at Carson’s statue at Stormont to make a public call for increased arts funding.

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Richard Guthrie, Ulster Orchestra musician, Gerry Lynch, Executive Director, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, Arts Council Chief Executive Roisín McDonough, Barry McElduff MLA, Chair, Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure and Ashley Mason, Ulster Orc

A Seasonal Creative Feast to suit all tastes

Wednesday 5th December 2007 at 4pm 0 Comments

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Arts and Disability website launched

Monday 3rd December 2007 at 3pm 0 Comments

International Day of Disabled People (Monday 3rd December) marks the launch of www.artsanddisability.com. This first all-Ireland website contains information, resources and facts about Arts and Disability and was initiated by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

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Clearer details emerge of Arts Budget 2008-2011

Thursday 29th November 2007 at 1pm 0 Comments

A clearer picture is emerging of the budget allocation that the Arts Council of Northern Ireland may receive from its parent department, DCAL, as a result of the Draft Budget 2008-2011.

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Call to Keep Our Arts Alive

Thursday 29th November 2007 at 1pm 0 Comments

29/11/2007

Keep our Arts Alive is the plea of the arts sector, as the Arts Council of Northern Ireland embarks on the second phase of a campaign for improved funding for the arts.

The website www.keepourartsalive.com offers information to anyone who wants to support the campaign. The online campaign will run alongside an outdoor campaign and a rally which will take place on Monday 10th December at Stormont.

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Dates announced for public consultation meetings on Draft Budget 2008-2011

Friday 16th November 2007 at 11am 0 Comments

The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister and the Department of Finance and Personnel have arranged seminars across Northern Ireland as part of the public consultation process on the Northern Ireland Executive’s draft Programme for Government 2008-11, draft Investment Strategy 2008-18 and draft Budget 2008-11.

The seminars are an important part of the public consultation process that will determine the eventual outcome of the Draft Budget, and consequently the allocation for the arts over the next three year period. Anyone who is passionate about the arts should try to attend one of these meetings and have their views put on the record.

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Safeguarding Per Cent for Art in Health and across the Public Sector

Tuesday 13th November 2007 at 5pm 0 Comments

In case it has escaped your notice, the principle of Per Cent for Art is currently being reviewed by the Department of Health (DHSSPS). In August the principle was the subject of some public debate and negative coverage in the media. Per Cent for Art ring-fences up to one per cent of capital budgets for the commissioning of new integrated art in building and public realm projects. Health Estates (DHSSPS) formally adopted the principle in 2005 and a commitment across all government departments to it was given at Objective 5 in the Architecture & Built Environment Policy in 2006 (issued by DCAL). In the view of the Arts Council, both of these commitments were most welcome and made not before time, especially as Per Cent for Art is long established, widely adopted and accepted across the world, and notably in the Republic of Ireland.

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