Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
1095. To ask the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason the Arts Council has decided not to create a new platform to host the work of the recipients of the Covid-19 response award; and the alternative means that will be used to disseminate the work of the recipients. [10888/20]
The Arts Council is statutorily independent under Section 24 of the Arts Act 2003 and I as Minister have no function in relation to the Council’s funding decisions.
I understand that the Arts Council decided that work created by the recipients of the Covid-19 response award will be presented on the Arts Council website and other platforms including those of media organisations and of resource organisations funded by the Arts Council.