Clare people are being invited to celebrate the Arts Council’s 60th anniversary by attending a series of exhibitions organised to mark the event, entitled Into the Light, from the end of this month.
The exhibition taking place in the Mid-West region goes on display at Limerick City Gallery of Art from November 30 and has been curated by Helen Carey.
The Arts Council has cited a recently published Indecon economic report saying that the arts are now more important than ever for Ireland in terms of the employment and revenue generated by the sector and the positive impact that Irish artists are having on our reputation abroad.
The report shows the arts provide significant direct and indirect employment in Ireland, with the Arts Council’s annual funding supporting some 2,270 jobs. The wider arts sector supports 20,755 jobs and contributes €336m in taxes.
The exhibitions will include over 150 works and many have been recalled from loan locations across the country.