Tuesday 07 July 2020
Green Party leader Clare Bailey has welcomed an announcement on a Westminster funding package for the arts sector, covering local organisations.
Clare Bailey MLA said: “The arts sector in Northern Ireland is vibrant and diverse but it is also in a fragile financial place following years of underfunding.
“It is a sector which supports the regional economy, drives tourism, contributes to our health and wellbeing and helps bring people together.
“Many self-employed artists and freelancers have fallen through the cracks of previous Government Covid-19 schemes. It’s imperative that these people are supported.
“Part of building back better from this crisis will be to save our arts sector. That’s why I welcome this Westminster funding injection and call for sustained support for the arts sector and all those who work in it.”
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