THEATRES and Arts Centres across the country have come together to show support for the National Arts Recovery Plan published last week by the NCFA.
At the Watergate Theatre we stand together with the NCFA, venues around Ireland and our artists and arts workers at this difficult time, to ensure the survival of our sector. We have collectively prepared a statement about this.
Before and during this pandemic, it is the arts that have kept us company, been an escape, a voice, a release, a hope.
As the country emerges from the pandemic and businesses attempt to return to trading or pivot to alternative offerings in a physically limited new world, the arts and culture sector will be the very last to recover in any meaningful way.
Artists, arts workers and arts’ organisations need the support of the public now.
We at the Watergate Theatre are asking our customers and the general public for your support to help give the arts a voice with these three actions:
- Tell your TD how important the arts are to you.
- Are you an arts’ fan? If you enjoy the arts, please add your voice to the campaign by sharing the #SAVETHEARTS video on social media
- Talk to your friends and family about how important the arts are to you and ask them to do points one and two above.
We look forward to welcoming our customers back into the Watergate to enjoy all that the arts have to offer, we are working hard to make our venue safe in order to be able to do so.