Armagh Rhymers Clashing Heads and Brick Walls

At a time of strategy review and development, as the Arts Council of Northern Ireland is currently engaged in, we have the opportunity to stand back and ask the broader questions. An opportunity to see the landscape with fresh eyes. I think it would be fair to say that we find ourselves in a time when there are serious challenges to sustaining a healthy cultural life and a vibrant cultural democracy. Our current approaches, perhaps especially in Northern Ireland, appear to be broken. In such a context what then are the fundamental questions we could be asking ourselves that might…

Kevin Murphy

I’m a cultural leader, creative citizen and musician who writes about culture in our times

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