Nadine O’Regan: Art for art’s sake? I don’t think so
As a nation, we go on about how great we are at producing creative people. But we only pay lip service, and that doesn’t give them a living
For a country that is incredibly good at producing artists of renown, we still don’t know how to treat them properly. We pay them lip-service, sure. We use their words and their music for our PR campaigns.
We invoke their names to foreign dignitaries, talk up the land of Yeats, Joyce and Beckett, and boast of a nation that has a president who is also a poet. But we don’t support artists in...
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