Okay, never mind the fact I had to look up the word ‘hustings’ (my fellow Americans, it is synonymous with election ‘stumping’) — if you’re in Dublin, get thee down to Project Arts Centre on Monday, 14 February to remind election candidates that the arts matter!
THE ARTS AND THE ELECTIONSOn Monday 14 February – Valentines Day – the National Campaign for the Arts will be holding three election hustings meetings around the country.
Please come and show your support in Dublin, 10.45am – 12.15 Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar.
This is an opportunity to hear the political parties explain their arts and culture policies and for you to put your questions to them. A new government Is imminent. That means new policies and new priorities – with no guarantees of continued investment in the arts.
We are delighted senior politicians from the 5 parties have confirmed they will
attend the Dublin meeting:
1. FF – Mary Hanafin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport and Deputy Leader of FF
2. FG – Jimmy Deenihan TD, FG Frontbench Spokesperson Culture, Tourism and Sport
3. Green – Paul Gogarty TD, Spokesperson on Education, Tourism, Culture and Sport
4. Labour – Ruairi Quinn TD, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
5. Sinn Fein – Aengus O Snodaigh TDIt will be chaired by journalist Myles Dungan.
This event will be FREE ADMISSION with limited capacity, tickets will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.
NB Let the canvassers know that the arts are an election issue for you. Ask them about their arts policy and tell them about the value of the arts.
Here are the times & locations of the other three regional meetings:
Cork: 10.45am – 12.00 Crawford Art Gallery
Galway: 10.45am – Radisson Blu Hotel
Limerick: 10.45am – Belltable Arts Centre