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Leading Northern Ireland arts organisations face 7% cut

Thirty-two of Northern Ireland’s biggest arts organisations are facing funding cuts of 7% - or £620,000.

Thirty-two of Northern Ireland’s biggest arts organisations are facing funding cuts of 7%, after Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI)’s own budget was cut by 8% - or £870,000.

Cuts of £620,000 will be passed on to organisations including the Ulster Orchestra, which almost closed last year due to insufficient funding and was saved by a campaign supported by the MU.

According to ACNI Chief Executive Roisin McDonagh, arts in Northern Ireland have been cut by almost 20% this year alone.

The ACNI is also cutting £250,000 from its own budget.


Published: 21/10/2015

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