“The announcement yesterday by the Executive in relation to the reopening of theatres and arts venues is to be welcomed as an important step forward for the arts sector to begin to return to some sort of normality.
We hope as many venues as possible will be in a position to do just that, though we recognise for some it won’t be economically viable with social distancing measures in place. In turn, it also means that the creative practitioners and freelancers, which are the beating heart of the arts sector, will continue to face a precarious and uncertain future and will need continued support.
The Arts Council is pleased to play a role in the work of the Ministerial Task Force and looks forward to its important forthcoming recommendations, which Minister Hargey will consider.”
– Roisín McDonough, Chief Executive