May 28 2020
The arts sector will “be a wasteland” when the current lockdown ends unless the Government and the Arts Council act swiftly to support the sector, especially its most vulnerable workers. That’s according to the manager of Galway’s biggest arts venue, Fergal McGrath. He’s employed by Galway City Council to operate the Town Hall Theatre, which also includes a studio space and the Black Box performance space.
Many individual art-workers have been left with no way of making a living, says the Town Hall manager, adding that while the venue and its collaborators have introduced a range of initiatives to support artists, those efforts are only a drop in the ocean.
“Things will be catastrophic if the Government and Arts Council don’t move soon,” he warns.
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