Memorandum submitted by Northern Arts
I write to submit evidence from Northern Arts
Board to the Select Committee hearing on the Arts Council Review.
It's widely known that Northern Arts and the majority of arts
organisations in the Country were opposed to the proposals for
a single organisation. We remain unconvinced by the benefits of
the restructure as we run an effective regional service which
is highly valued by our customers. We are, however, working constructively
to ensure that the proposals are improved prior to taking a decision
on whether to agree to a merger with the Arts Council.
The attached document is already on the public
record and I have been asked by Northern Arts' Board Members to
submit it as evidence to the Select Committee.