THE TOWN Hall Theatre Galway is among the many theatres and arts centres across the State which have given support to the National Campaign For The Arts Recovery Plan.
The plan, which was recently published by the NCFA and the #savethearts campaign, outlines the challenges facing the arts and culture sector, and presents a plan for the sector's survival and recovery.
"We stand with the NCFA and our artists and arts workers at this difficult time," said a statement issued by venues across the State, including the Town Hall. "How we will address the severe challenges posed by social distancing and huge losses in revenue will require close collaboration with our artists, arts workers and audiences as well as The Arts Council, Local Authorities and Government partners."
Those supporting the plan say that investment from the Government and the Arts Council will allow it be fully implemented and that it will result in: measures required to reopen theatres and arts centres as safe workplaces for staff teams, artists, and arts workers, and safe places to visit for audiences; develop and deliver alternative programmes to continue engagement with artists, arts workers, and audiences; introduce opportunities to work with artists in new ways.
"Venues are more than walls," the statement read. "We are teams of professional, experienced people dedicated to supporting artists and audiences and we are working to create plans for a reimagined future in which we can support our artists to the best of our ability and enrich our communities creatively."