Demonstrate Your Arts

15th September 2010 by Maura McHugh

A demonstration will take place at the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport at 23 Kildare Street, Dublin at 1pm on Thursday 16th September to bring attention to the collapse in the income of the country’s artists as a result of the recession and various government cuts.

The event is part of a National Day of Action organised by the National Campaign for the Arts and the Association of Artists Representatives Organisations (AARO).

Among those participating will be composers, actors, writers, directors, dancers, musicians and visual artists.

The central demands of the National Campaign for the Arts and AARO are:

  • The right to organise and negotiate minimum terms and conditions.
  • The right to social protection.
  • The right of artists to share in the economic rewards from the work they create.
  • The right to hold positions on all relevant bodies (e.g. Film Board, Arts Council, RTE Authority)

Veronica Coburn will direct a flash mob at the demonstration, and actors, dancers and anyone up for a little activity are encouraged to turn up for rehearsals in Filmbase at 11am the morning of the event.

Get out on the streets and demonstrate your arts!

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