The Arts and the Elections, a notice by the National Campaign for the Arts

THE ARTS AND THE ELECTIONS The election has been called and a new government is imminent.  That means new policies and new priorities – with no guarantees for funding and continued investment in the arts. Once again, we must make a case for the arts.  We must: lobby to maintain a full cabinet Minister for Arts promote […]

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National Campaign for the Arts, Ireland: National Recovery Plan (November 24) Impact on the Arts.

Savings of €76 million need to be made by 2014 : NCFA Response to the NRP 24/11/2010. The NCFA has issued a very restrained response to the proposed Governmental cuts in Arts and Heritage (Including Cultural Institutions), So it’s linked here, whilst I examine the faulty RSS feed: These are being frontloaded in 2011 with a […]

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The National Campaign for the Arts Petition.

I have discussed here on Poethead before now the effects of a bad approach to arts, indeed compared this current Government’s paucity in funding to the first government in this state which underfunded, censored and failed at every level in arts development , leading to the evolution of such groups as The Irish exhibition of Living Art, The White Stag […]

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A Celebration of Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day 2018

  ‘A History of Love Letters’ by Seanín Hughes   Miss said every time I told a lie, Baby Jesus had a nail hammered into his hand. She said I had a sad mouth, corners downturned, pointing to hell.   Stephen with the p-h had a mouth like sunshine. I gave him a token: a tiny toy […]

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