Ask the Communities Minister to reverse the cuts to the arts

Write to Gordon Lyons MLA

Use our template to write to, or email, the Communities Minister to ask him to reverse the cuts to the arts in Northern Ireland.


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Email Gordon Lyons MLA

Send a letter

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What we're asking for

Ask the Minister to reverse the devastating cuts of over 40% that the arts have suffered. Why? Because investing in the arts: 

  • supports creative industries, and promoting the arts, language and cultural sectors
  • revitalises town and city centres
  • encourages diversity and participation in society and promoting social inclusion
  • promotes sports and leisure within our communities
  • supports local government to deliver services
  • supports the Voluntary and Community Sector
  • realises the value of our built heritage

The arts also supports 33,000 people employed in the creative industries here, delivering an annual GVA of £1.3 billion to the Northern Ireland economy.