#ArtsDeptNow Petition to be Delivered to Government on 3 June, 4pm

petitionA petition signed by over 13,500 people will be handed over to government on Friday the 3rd of June. The petition was set up in response to recent departmental changes in government and is titled “Irish Arts Culture and Heritage Needs Adequate Funding and a Dedicated Government Department” and together with the hashtag #ArtsDeptNow has gained considerable support on social media.

Supporters of the petition are asking individuals and arts organisations to post an image or statement with the hashtag #ArtsDeptNow on Twitter/Facebook on Friday at 4pm, they are hoping the delivery of the petition will become a viral trending event in Ireland and create additional awareness of the growing solidarity in the arts community.

For now, the petition is ongoing and can be signed here: my.uplift.ie/petitions/restore-the-department-of-arts-culture-

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