Happy Friday everyone!
The Jobs section has just been updated with a yuuuge number of new positions, including Director of the National Museum of Ireland; curatorial roles at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Hillsborough Castle, and National Trust; five (!) Music Development roles on offer from Music Generation across the country; two positions at the Arts Council; and other roles at Dublin Dance Festival, the Ulster Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Gate Theatre, Body & Soul Festival, etc. etc. Time to brush off the CV!
In other news, responses to arts & cultural funding as provided in Budget 2018 has been very mixed: increases to Culture Ireland and increases in capital expenditure for national cultural institutions have been welcomed; however the minor increases to the Arts Council and other funding streams have fallen well short of expectations, particularly those raised by the Creative Ireland initiative, which seems to have failed to put its money where its mouth is…
More reaction can be found here:
- Official announcement from the Dept. of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: ‘a boost for arts, culture and creativity’
- Culture Ireland: ‘welcomes the additional 14% increase in Budget 2018‘
- Arts Council of Ireland: ‘Our funding of €68m will allow us to meet existing commitments but will severely hamper our efforts to broaden support to artists and organisations nationwide‘
- Hugh Linehan writing in the Irish Times in two news and editorial contributions: Budget 2018 causes ‘huge disappointment’ in arts sector ; Government’s culture strategy all spin and no substance
- RTE: Budget 2018 – Irish arts community expresses disappointment
- National Campaign for the Arts: ‘disappointed that Government rhetoric has not translated into investment’ and results of their national survey just released ‘shows a deep concern for the state of investment in the arts in Ireland’ and skepticism concerning the implementation of Creative Ireland