Last night, a Oireachtas committee meeting on the Arts and Entertainment Sector took place to listen to the experiences and recommendations of representation in the industry.
If you want to know how arts and entertainment is possibly going to be supported or what the current thinking is on how the next 12 months will look or hear what industry representatives are looking for.
With the normal day-to-day and work that venues, festivals, arts organisations, artists, backstage crew, front of house, promoters, writers, managers and actually everyone working in the arts sector severely affected by COVID restrictions (myself included as a manager, music site owner and gig/club promoter),
The Oireachtas Committee Meeting on the Arts and Entertainment Sector is a chance to get a read on what the government are thinking and what the issues and possible outcomes maybe, whether that’s the strong recommendation that the arts and entertainment sector is included in the governments July stimulus or the recommendation that the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) be extended til 2021 until things can get back to full capacity.
Elaine O’Connor – Event Industry Association of Ireland (EIAI)
Angela Dorgan – National Campaign for the Arts (C4A)
Shane Dunne – Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group (EPIC)
David Mongey – Industry Representative (EIAI)
Aideen Howard – National Campaign for the Arts (C4A)
Sophie Ridley – Event Production Industry Covid-19 Working Group (EPIC)