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Equity responds to Arts Council NI funding announcements

11 April 2018

Equity is extremely concerned about the impact of successive cuts to Northern Ireland’s arts budget. Today’s announcement on funding decisions by Arts Council Northern Ireland will be a blow for a number of organisations and in the coming days we will seek to assess what the reductions will mean for Northern Ireland’s performers and creative practitioners.

Equity’s General Secretary Christine Payne said: "There continues to be a huge missed opportunity in Northern Ireland in terms of investing in the arts and building a strong creative economy. The creative sector is an engine of growth across the rest of UK, creating good, highly skilled jobs – it is such a shame that Northern Ireland is losing out."

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