Emergency talks sought over future of Sherkin course

Ireland“An emergency meeting has been sought aimed at staving off the closure of an important arts course which generates around €150,000 per year for the economy of an island off the south-west coast. A number of Cork county councillors expressed anger that the BA course in visual arts on Sherkin Island was under threat because their own local authority had cut its funding from €20,000 per annum to €10,000. The course, which is run along with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), is under threat because the council will no longer provide funding which matches that from the government …” (more)

[Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, 14 February]

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