Highlanes Gallery, an exciting new state-of-the-art facility aims to be one of Ireland's most important visual art spaces presenting a dynamic and diverse programme of temporary exhibitions and exhibitions drawn from the Drogheda Municipal Art Collection.|
Take a bow!
The arts really matter to us in Ireland; they are a big part of peopleís lives, the
countryís single most popular pursuit. Our artists interpret our past, define who
we are today, and imagine our future. We can all take pride in the enormous
reputation our artists have earned around the world.
The arts play a vital role in our economy, and smart investment of taxpayersí
money in the arts is repaid many times over. The dividends come in the form of
a high value, creative economy driven by a flexible, educated, innovative work
force, and in a cultural tourism industry worth a2.4 billion directly a year.
The Arts Council is the Irish Government agency for funding and developing
the arts. Arts Council funding from the taxpayer, through the Department of
Tourism, Culture and Sport, for 2010 is a69.15 million, thatís less than a1 a
week for every household.
So, at the end of your next inspirational encounter with visual arts, donít forget
the role you played and take a bow yourself!
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You can find out more about the arts here:
Foundation year: 2006
Director(s): Aoife Ruane
Employees: Siobhan Burke, Patrick Casey, Ian Hart