The Arts Council of Northern Ireland has published a short digest of information illustrating the value of the arts to the region.
Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive of the Arts Council said,
“We want our politicians and policy makers to appreciate how much the arts do for everyone in Northern Ireland. In the lead up to the Assembly elections we’ve been meeting senior politicians and advisors from each of the main parties and we’ve been pressing for the arts to be included in party manifestos and, most significantly, in the next Programme for Government.
The Arts Digest reinforces our case that the arts really do matter to the future shape of central and local government in Northern Ireland.”
The Arts Digest highlights the high level of education and outreach activities undertaken by publicly-funded arts organisations and what the sector is doing to tackle disadvantage and promote health and well-being.
It also offers an overview of the growing impact of the Creative Industries on employment and the economy and of the significant contribution the arts are making to community regeneration in Northern Ireland.
Click on the image above to read the Arts Digest.