Online Petition Relating to the Arts in Ireland Launched Tuesday

petitionOver 7,500 people to date have signed a petition calling for the establishment of a dedicated Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage and improved funding and supports for the arts. The petition is addressed to Minister Heather Humphries of the Department of Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht and makes the following demands:

a) create an independent adequately resourced Department
b) make a commitment to raising funding the arts, cultural and heritage sector to European average GDP spend of 0.6%
c) publication of a national cultural policy that has the endorsement of the community

The petition is ongoing and can be found here: my.uplift.ie/petitions/restore-the-department-of-arts-culture-and-heritage-as-a-stand-alone-department

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