Personal stories: Conor Shields on why the arts must be protected from cuts

Check out Conor Shields, Community Arts Partnership’s Chief Executive on the Belfast Telegraph’s website as he talks about why the ‘arts matter’.

“For the last 15 years, I’ve been working almost exclusively with schools and community groups right across Northern Ireland through Community Arts Partnership.”

“The arts matter to people here. For communities marginalised through social or economic circumstances, getting the chance to really make something, and be supported by actual artists, has an incredible impact.

“On a weekly basis, I get feedback from teachers or group leaders saying just how a group member has blossomed through participating or a child has developed new confidence…”

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