Here is a rather long link…
The resignation of three members of the creative team working for LIMERICK CITY OF CULTURE has shone an unpleasant spotlight on the chasm between artists and the present government, who is entrusted with millions to pay out to us, lucky and grateful as we are supposed to be for any crumbs that come our way.
This article hits the nail on the head about the present climate in Ireland, a state we who write, compose or make art have known for years is heavily weighted in favour of bureaucrats – the very fact that ‘the arts’ are lumped in with Sport and Tourism shows government thinking.
Two of the resigned team – Karl Wallace and Jo Mangan – are friends, and I have certain knowledge of their outstanding administrative competence, their visionary imaginations, and their passion for the arts. So my view is not balanced.
As the article says, the wonder is that we go on creating at all.