Arts

INCLUSION OF ARTISTS FROM THE TRAVELLER COMMUNITY

7 November 2019

I recently asked the Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht about her Department’s approach to the inclusion of people from the Traveller community in funding for the arts. When I previously tabled a question in this respect, the Minister refused to answer, and it was referred to the Department of Justice and Equality. Yet … Continue reading Inclusion of Artists from the Traveller Community

PLAY IT AGAIN – RE-HOMING INSTRUMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

22 October 2019

Fingal County Council is participating in ReUse month this October by collecting unwanted instruments and pairing them with organisations that need them. ReUse month gives everyone a chance to be creative in our thinking and to identify any opportunities for ReUsing materials that might otherwise be disposed of. At Fingal Recycling centres at Estuary Swords … Continue reading Play It Again – Re-Homing Instruments in the Community

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR 2020 EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

15 October 2019

Fingal County Council’s Events Unit has launched its call for applications for groups and organisations seeking financial assistance for Festivals and Events taking place in 2020. Applications will be accepted for existing and/or new events or festivals which animate public spaces in creative and innovative ways and which are focused on developing measurable tourism impacts … Continue reading Financial Assistance Scheme for 2020 Events and Festivals

CULTURE NIGHT FINGAL 2019

16 September 2019

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts and this year it will take place on Friday 20th September 2019. For one night only arts and cultural organisations, churches, castles and historic houses in Fingal will extend their opening hours to the public, highlighting all the fantastic cultural … Continue reading Culture Night Fingal 2019

LABOUR WILL ESTABLISH A GLOBAL ARTS FORUM TO SHOWCASE IRISH TALENT

17 February 2016

Today Labour launched its plan for arts, culture and heritage in the Project Arts Centre in Dublin. ‘Standing up for Irish Culture’, was officially launched by Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Culture Aodhán Ó Ríordáin and Minister of State for Social Protection Kevin Humphreys, who were accompanied by Artistic Director of the Druid Theatre Company, … Continue reading LABOUR WILL ESTABLISH A GLOBAL ARTS FORUM TO SHOWCASE IRISH TALENT

LABOUR WILL INVEST €150M MORE INTO THE ARTS & CULTURE SECTOR

17 February 2016

Speaking at the launch of ‘Standing Up for Irish Culture’, Labour’s plan for promoting the arts, heritage and culture So much of who we are as a people, and what we value as a society, is tied up in how we treat the arts. A nation is defined not only by the individuals and communities … Continue reading LABOUR WILL INVEST €150M MORE INTO THE ARTS & CULTURE SECTOR

TANAISTE PROPOSES MAJOR GLOBAL ARTS FORUM FOR IRELAND

8 January 2016

“We need to put the same effort into highlighting Ireland as a global arts and culture centre as we do as a business location” The Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party, Joan Burton TD, is proposing to host a major Global Arts Forum for Ireland and believes work on it should get underway by … Continue reading TANAISTE PROPOSES MAJOR GLOBAL ARTS FORUM FOR IRELAND

1916 PORTRAITS AND LIVES ‘TREASURE TROVE’ LAUNCHED AT RIA

3 November 2015

Speech by the Tanaiste Joan Burton T.D. at the launch of 1916 Portraits and Lives published by the RIA 2nd November 2015 President, Thank you for a most pleasant invitation to attend and participate in this event this evening. I recall this time last year that the Academy published a colossal five-volume set on our … Continue reading 1916 PORTRAITS AND LIVES ‘TREASURE TROVE’ LAUNCHED AT RIA

JOAN PROPOSES GLOBAL IRISH FORUM FOR THE ARTS

29 October 2015

Speaking at the Labour Party Arts Policy Forum at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios tonight In our manifesto, Labour will be acknowledging the key role that the arts and culture play in Irish life. Yes, arts and culture can be an important factor in building the economic and social recovery, and it is certainly the … Continue reading JOAN PROPOSES GLOBAL IRISH FORUM FOR THE ARTS