Master's student in DCU. Studying journalism and covering all things art, culture and everything that intersects. Hoping for a creative and bright future for Irish art and a community that supports eachother.
Whether it is behind the scenes, or in front of an audience, there are so many aspects in engaging audiences and communicating. Far from media attention on the issue, theatremakers today are employing innovative ways to get people concerned.
The climate of uncertainty in the arts sector has only been worsened by the lack of urgency from the government to solve the evident problems in the sector. A sector that has been devoid of opportunity for over a year, and one that has been at the bottom of government engagement priorities. It’s a sector that, according to the National Campaign for the Arts(NCFA), is in danger of a future “irrevocably damaged.”
Established in 1923, there’s a long history that the Stella Cinema's art deco interior suggests. It’s a theatre from a bygone era and feels more like the film set of a period drama than a mainstream cinema right through a busy main road in Rathmines.
Theatremaker.ie spoke with Tilly Taylor and Emma Coen, along with co-founder Lynette Moran of Field: Arts about some of the problems facing artists and how Field: Arts aims to help in the development of Irish independent creatives.
The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donoghue, announced last week that the government will press ahead in their plans for reducing the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.As the public health emergency begins to improve, this can hardly come as a surprise. Even less so considering the government has been aiming for PUP reductions since the lockdowns began.
The Arts Council has released its COVID-19 Guidelines for the Safe presentation of Festivals and Live Events. Fáilte…