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President Higgins responds to the employment crisis of the Arts and Cultural Sector in the European Union by writing to Heads of European Institutions, and his Presidential colleagues in the Arraiolos Group, on the importance of protecting the space of art and culture and those who work in it.
The Arts Council will continue to operate fully throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Our priority is to support artists and arts organisations through this difficult time. Regular updates will be provided both here, by clicking the links below, and on our social media channels.
‘Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle’. The late, much-loved writer Philip Casey used these words from 19th-century Scottish writer Ian MacLaren at the end of his e-mails.
The Arts Council today welcomed the work carried out by Theatre Forum which led to guidelines for the reopening of arts centres being made available today. These will assist arts centres throughout the country to consider how they might prepare to re-open under radically changed circumstances.
This Covid-19 Business Response Plan for reopening Arts Centres has been developed for the purpose of enabling and supporting Arts Centre managers and staff to plan/implement best practice safe return to work processes for the Arts centres to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Artists and arts organisations across the country are suffering enormous financial losses and facing an uncertain future as a direct result of the Covid-19 public health crisis, new data from the Arts Council shows.