Updates from Communities Minister and Arts Council of Northern Ireland
31st March 2020
“I look forward to a day very soon when the libraries, the museums, the theatres, concert halls, community centres and craft fairs reopen. Until then, I know we can rely on the arts sector to continue to find creative ways to raise our spirits and touch our imagination during these difficult days” – Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA
Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has instructed officials to put in place immediate and practical steps to help support Artists, Performers and Creative Producers across the arts and cultural sector.
Minister Hargey stated she wants to do more to ensure Artists and the sector are supported during these unprecedented times.
To read the statement in full, click here.
“With just a little of the humanity with which the arts are abundantly blessed, we will endure and we will emerge from this crisis to a world – a much changed world – but still a world where the arts are the beating heart of our society.” – Roisin McDonough
Roisin McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, has issued a statement reaffirming the Arts Council’s commitment to supporting the arts and protecting the livelihoods of arts workers.
You can read the statement in full here.