Our local election campaign demands that all local election candidates make a public commitment to ensuring local authority arts investment is at least €1 per person per week (matching current state per capita investment in the arts) by the next local elections in 2019.
We want to stabilise funding for the arts at a local level and ensure that arts continue to be supported. Why? Because the arts:
- build pride, promote local interest and a sense of place
- help create diverse, tolerant, healthy, creative communities
- positively impact on social cohesion, economic regeneration and drive tourism.
So tell or email your local election candidate with these details of what we’re looking for and why. Ask them to pledge their commitment.
We’ve been inspired by what our colleagues in the UK are doing in this regard. See here.