Bríd Higgins Ní Chinnéide was excited about seeing her oil paintings exhibited in the Hang Tough Gallery in Dublin at the end of March. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, that exhibition has been postponed indefinitely.
Ireland’s artists are suffering a shock to their sector, caused by the rippling effects of Covid-19. “This has really thrown some of my plans for the year,” says Ní Chinnéide.
Arts organisations will lose an estimated €2.9 million in income per month of shutdown and the economic impact on the sector to date is over €10 million, according to the Arts Council.
In addition to this, up to 12,000 events have been cancelled with...