Archive for June 14th, 2010

Day of Action Workshops

14th June 2010 by Maura McHugh

National Campaign for the ArtsSince the government has indicated that further cuts are coming in the Arts sector the National Campaign for the Arts (NCFA) is organising a Day of Action on Friday, the 17th of September 2010.

In advance of this the NCFA is hosting a day of free workshops and briefing sessions in Dublin, Galway and Cork for those who want to participate in the Day of Action.

EACH SESSION INCLUDES:

Information, presentations, group discussions, networking with fellow arts workers & advocates


WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND:

Following the 2010 budget announcement last year the Arts Council received a €9 million reduction in funding from the Government.

More than 300 organisations subsequently had their grant cut, some by up to 65%. A further 30 had their funding cut all together.

The Taoiseach has indicated that further cuts are coming and Minister Hanafin has publicly acknowledged cuts will be happening in her department.

So we have to work together now to protect the arts, our jobs and our country’s future.  The National Day of Action on Friday 17 September 2010 is our chance to do exactly that.


WHEN AND WHERE:

Wed 23 June, 5pm – 6.30pm – Dublin

The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, 11a Eustace Street
Temple Bar, D2

Rsvp to: Marcella Corcoran – corcorankennedy@eircom.net

Thurs 24 June, 5pm – 6.30pm – Galway

Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Sq, Galway

Rsvp to: Antonella Villani – antonella@aoifeonline.com

Fri 25 June, 5pm – 6.30pm – Cork

(in association with Cork Midsummer Festival 2010 – free & concession priced tickets to festival shows that evening. Details when you rsvp)
Lecture Theatre, Crawford Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork (tbc)

Rsvp to: Siobhan Colgan – colgansiobhan@gmail.com

BELOW IS THE AGENDA FOR THE WORKSHOPS/BRIEFING SESSIONS WHICH WILL GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT EACH SESSION ENTAILS:

AGENDA
5.00pm - Meet and Greet
With coffee/tea and light snacks

5.10pm - Photograph taken of attending group
(for Facebook, website and follow up local media)

5.20pm –  Introduction
Putting the NDoA in context of the work of the NCFA

5.30pm –  Presentation
* The role(s) of the arts in Irish society /economy
* Why we need to lobby/get our voice out there
* First person experience of lobbying TDs

5.50pm  - Group Activity
SWOT Analysis of NDoA

6.10pm  Q&As and round-up of the workshop, highlighting ‘what next’