Thursday, September 16, 2010
One more day until the NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION!
Friday September 17th is the National Day of Action and it is not too late to get involved.
Over half the TDs in the Dail, including the Taoiseach, will be meeting representatives of the National Campaign for the Arts, and events will be taking place throughout the country.
The National Campaign for the Arts is working hard to remind our politicians and the public of the important role that the arts play in our economy, reputation and daily life. On a basic economic level further cuts make no sense - the arts generate more for the economy than they cost to fund. Beyond that they challenge, stimulate, transport, entertain and inspire us, all things that are essential within society. The large numbers of people who come and see our films and who visit other arts organisations throughout the country are testament to a widespread desire to experience something unique that feeds the imagination - for many this is a necessity not a luxury and something that is central to their experience of contemporary Ireland.
If you like us believe that the arts are fundamental to our society then get involved tomorrow. Email your TDs to let them know you support the arts. When you vist the NCFA website you simply choose your constituency and it automatically sends an email to all your TDs. It takes 30 seconds tops! You can also sign one of the postcards in the IFI the next time you are in, and for the more adventurous, join the IFI staff and many others at the dance flash mob event - 12.45 Merrion Square (there will be time to learn the steps or you can learn by watching the video!).
Every voice raised in support of the arts really does makes a difference, so please do join the IFI in supporting the National Campaign for the Arts.
Posted by IFI at 4:12 PM