First to Close. Last to Reopen. No Roadmap. No Support.

If you miss live gigs, theatre, festivals and the memories and joy that they bring, then support the live event industry by mailing your TD by clicking this link https://action.uplift.ie/campaigns/epic-live- entertainment The entertainment industry has been decimated by the Covid19 Pandemic. The industry is unique in that it is almost fully shut under government mandate. On September 16th, EPIC launch their…

Statement on behalf Event Industry Alliance (EIA)

Statement issued on behalf of the Event Industry Alliance (EIA)The Event Industry Alliance (EIA) Representing the Irish Event Industry Unite Due to Deep Concern Following Exclusion of the Industry From Key Government Meeting.1730hrs Tuesday 1st September 2020The Event Industry Alliance is deeply concerned that it was excluded from a key Government meeting yesterday regarding the sector and its future and…

Northern Ireland’s Arts Council published a manual for the safe reopening of performance venues

The guidance sets out adjustments and equipment that will be required by venues to maintain social distancing and protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. The new ‘Creating Work’, section offers guidance for organisations in taking those important steps back into working together safely to present public performances. To read the manual, click here: https://bit.ly/2Ea01iC

Arts Council Festivals Investment Scheme closes on July 23

Closing Deadline for the Festivals Investment Scheme is Thursday July 23rd at 17:30. The funding scheme will be open to multi-disciplinary festivals and single artform festivals. Maximum award is €35,000. Click here to apply: https://bit.ly/3hfVHNf

Alliance for Insurance Reform Meeting Update

35 representatives of the Alliance For Insurance Reform in a review and update meeting with our Campaign Co ordinator Peter Boland who took us through a very detailed presentation on a) What the Insurance Industry has done to policy holders since COVID, b) What our reform agenda had achieved at the fall of the Dail and c) What the Alliance has managed to secure…

New Report released by the Arts Council and an Advisory Group on the response the Arts Sector needs to survive.

The Arts Council has released a new report from an Advisory Group established to identify ways for the arts sector to deal with the Covid-19 crisis. Arts Council Chair, Prof. Kevin Rafter said: that "this additional funding will help the Arts Council protect jobs and livelihoods for individual artists and also assist key art organisations facing financial difficulty".The report –…

Maureen Kennelly and the Arts Council seek out an extra €30 million to ensure the arts sector survives

They believe that with this extra €30 million it will see the arts sector return to somewhat normal levels when it is ready. It will help go towards the maintenance of wage supports, a review of taxation practice, a capital funding scheme for arts buildings and fair remuneration for artists are among the recommendations. They have warned that without the…

€25m additional funding announced for arts sector

€25 million additional top up to Arts Sector annual allocation . Some better news for ALL the sector . Well done to National Campagin for Arts Tom Creed and leadership . €20 million will be added to the Arts' Councils €100 million budget while €5 million will help to secure the future of key cultural and museum spaces and the production of…

🚨 Nominations for Ireland Epic Award needed by tomorrow 🚨

The Epic Awards are for creative projects that involve citizens, artists and creative people who participate for the love of it and on an amateur basis. Organisers can be a voluntary group, a professional organisation or an individual creative citizen as long as the voluntary artists involved are also involved in the decision making and running of the project. To…

Small Grants Programme Ezine Link

Due to the link for the Small Grants Programme scheme by the Northern Irish Art's Council on the ezine not working, this is the new link: https://bit.ly/2A0qf5v. Apologies for any inconvience.