Tag: Arts Council

  • What does the Programme for Government have to say about the Arts?

    Here follows a statement and link from the National Campaign for Arts   07/03/2011: “The Programme for Government released yesterday by Fine Gael and Labour has a small section on the arts. You can read the relevant extract here. On the positive side: There is a reference to ‘the Department’  so it seems the new government plans to retain the […]

  • The Old King; a criminalisation for blasphemy remains on the Irish statute.

    The Old King, a Criminalisation for Blasphemy remains on the  Irish Statute. The image of the Old King is by french expressionist/fauvist painter Georges Rouault who was accused by the predecessors of this Irish Government  of both blasphemy and incompetence. His paintings, mainly of religious themes, were refused exhibition in Dublin. A spirited defence of Rouault was undertaken […]

  • Irish Publishing News blog on the Irish Literature Bursary.

    This is just a link to Irish publishing News reportage on the issue of Irish Arts Council literature bursaries for 2010. The previous two posts on this blog have looked a bit closer at the savaging by the Irish Arts Council of two dedicated Writer’s Centres : The Irish Writers Centre, in Parnell Sq and The Western Writer’s Centre in Galway. […]