#ArtsMatterNI – Enriching lives
#ArtsMattersNI will be holding an open meeting in the MAC, Belfast on Thursday 15th January from 11am – 1pm. At this meeting we will look at how the Campaign will run throughout 2015 and beyond and how everyone can get involved.
Every day the Arts are enriching lives right across Northern Ireland through direct participation or through attending events, shows or festivals.
Arts and Culture play an important role in promoting social and economic goals through local regeneration, attracting tourists, the development of talent and innovation, improving health and wellbeing, and delivering essential services. To put it simply – Arts Matter in Northern Ireland.
#ArtsMatterNI is an arts advocacy group of professionals, participants and volunteers from across Northern Ireland.
#ArtsMatterNI wants to remind the public, politicians, decision-makers, business leaders, community leaders, the media and society as a whole, of the value of the Arts and work towards articulating a new language of cultural value that will help all of us to understand the essential contribution that the arts make to our lives.
#ArtsMatterNI is also part of a sector-wide movement to stop any further cuts to funding provision for the Arts and is asking you as an individual or organisation to show your support in a number of ways.