Irish Artists Ponder Brexit

How will Brexit impact individual Irish artists and the organizations that support them? The Irish Cultural Center in Paris brings a group of experts together to suggest some answers with a dialogue: “Brexit: Ireland, Britain and the Arts in the Years Ahead.” (Friday, November 24, 7:30PM)

In a recent Irish Times article Arts Council director, Orlaith McBride noted “The sense of uncertainty is palpable.” She wondered what Brexit would mean for touring Irish theater companies and if appearances at the Edinburgh Festival would be threatened.

Many Irish artists rely on showing their work in the UK. In turn, the European Union makes up over half of all international activity in the British arts sector and is an important source of funding while the implications for Brexit on Northern Ireland’s cultural sector could make co-production and co-funding between agencies North and South of the Border impossible. These complexities will be discussed by Clymene Christoforou, Co-Director of ISIS Arts in Newcastle; Tom Creed, Dublin-based theatre and opera director, Noel Kelly, Director of Visual Artists Ireland and journalist Shona Murray (chair).

Friday 24 November at 7.30pm (in English) Centre Cultural Irlandais, 5, rue des Irlandais, Paris 75005. Admission 5E.