Cultural Policy in Ireland in an International Context

February 4, 2002 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Patricia Quinn, Director, Irish Arts Council

In dialogue with Mark Schuster, MIT & Visiting Professor of Cultural Policy, Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies

The contemporary arts in Ireland recently have experienced a growth in government funding and a larger share of political attention than ever before. A third national strategy for arts development has been prepared and submitted by the Arts Council to Government, and when adopted, will provide a planning framework for arts development until 2006. Patricia Quinn discusses some of the implications of adopting an evidence-based approach to planning for the arts in Ireland, and Mark Schuster offers an international comparative framework.