Micheál O'Connell

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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.
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Sector asks ‘Where is the roadmap for live performance?’

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.”
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PUP ending – a ‘hidden threat’ to artists

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.

We are so thankful for the support of Axis Ballymun and Dublin City Council this year, but as our residency at Axis Ballymun comes to an end, we're not sure how to continue our programming.

We are an all volunteer organisation, and over the last 2 years we have put our own money into the programming that we create. Our current costs are over 2,000 Euros per month, and we haven't yet had to pay rent to maintain a space. We will soon need to.

During the month of August, we're asking for your help. Please consider supporting us financially to allow us to continue our programming.