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Jun 23 2020

Town Hall welcomes Advisory Group’s Report

Town Hall Theatre welcomes the report from the Arts Council’s special Advisory Group which identifies ways for the arts sector to deal with the Covid-19 crisis.

The report – published last Friday – makes a number of key recommendations to support the arts through the Covid-19 crisis. Town Hall Theatre welcomes the Arts Council commitments to:

The Advisory Group report also recommends that the new government:

New EY research commissioned by the Arts Council shows that the negative and long-lasting effect of the Covid-19 crisis on the arts – specifically that:

The members of the Expert Advisory Group were: Lenny Abrahamson, filmmaker; Anne Clarke, theatre and opera producer, Landmark Productions; Angela Dorgan, Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts; Prof. Sarah Glennie, Director, National College of Art and Design; Martin Hayes, musician; Maureen Kennelly, Director of the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon; Fintan O’Toole, journalist and commentator; and Dr. Gabriel Scally, Visiting Professor in Public Health, University of Bristol. The group was chaired by Prof. Kevin Rafter, Chair of the Arts Council, and the report was researched and authored by Úna Carmody.

The Advisory Group report – and supporting documentation – is available for download here.

The EY research commissioned by the Arts Council is available here.