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# The Arts
'We got it wrong - sorry': Arts Council apologises for controversial Nina Simone segregation ad
The ad was part of a campaign about arts “flourishing” in spite of adversity.
Opinion: Basic income for Ireland's artists? It's about time
Arts programmer Naoise Nunn looks at why it’s important the arts are funded – and valued.
# Funding
Government criticised over schemes aimed at helping artists impacted by coronavirus
Minister Josepha Madigan made the announcement about a number of new initiatives today.
# The Arts
Over €1.85 million in funding announced to promote Irish artists abroad in more than 40 countries
The funding will help put Irish talent on ‘the world’s finest stages’ in the coming months.
# Revenue
Poll: Are RTÉ's orchestras a good use of licence fee money?
The national broadcaster is legally required to maintain orchestras and choirs.
# The Arts
RTÉ is reviewing its €13 million orchestras but it could have a fight on its hands
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra were founded in 1948.
# Winning
Eleanor Catton becomes the youngest ever winner of the Booker Prize
The 28-year-old New Zealander won the fiction award for her 832-page murder mystery The Luminaries.
# supporting the arts
Artists receive over €3 million in bursaries over the past three years
The bursaries help artists who have no other income to alleviate the financial pressure of pursuing their talents.
# Sky Arts
Sky Arts Ignition to invest €230,000 in an Irish arts organisation
Sky Arts has announced it will invest €230,000 in an Irish arts organisation in the next Sky Arts Ignition application round.
Opinion: There should be no debate – artists need money, says Dorothy Cross
Iconic Irish artist Dorothy Cross says the debate on the economic value of the arts is a moot point.
Column: Culture was Farmleigh's answer; Dublin Castle was about quick economic wins
Of the two forums on global Irish economics, Farmleigh’s message that culture was the answer to our fiscal woes got lost along the way, writes culture business consultant Anna Walsh.
# The Arts
Mike Murphy warns RTÉ about the dangers of 'too much news'
Murphy said there was a lot of “nervous nellies” around Donnybrook yesterday before his guest slot on Pat Kenny’s radio show over what he was going to say.