Podcast: How Should the State Respond to the Covid-19 Arts Crisis?

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan.

Podcast: How Should the State Respond to the Covid-19 Arts Crisis?

As artists and the arts sector face a prolonged period of uncertainty, what needs to be done? How much will it cost? And how should the government respond?

For our latest podcast, we are asking how the state should respond to the Covid-19 arts crisis.

As in many sectors of the economy, artists and everyone who works in music and the arts are facing an extraordinary challenge. What needs to be done? How much will it cost? And how will the government respond?

We begin with some extracts from a debate on the arts that took place in Dáil Éireann last Thursday 14 May, and editor Toner Quinn then speaks to Louise Donlon, director of the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick and a former member of the Arts Council, and musician and independent consultant Dermot McLaughlin.

Listen on Soundcloud below or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts.

Recent podcasts included interviews with music video and film-maker Myles O’Reilly, Dervish singer Cathy Jordan and fiddle-player Kevin Burke. Browse all of our recent podcasts here.

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Published on 21 May 2020

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