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Alliance Party, Bell; SDLP, Rodgers; 1999

Mervyn Smyth

Location: Stormont, Belfast

Photo Date: 1999

SDLP deputy leader and MLA Bríd Rodgers (left) and Alliance Party deputy and MLA Eileen Bell listen to representatives from the community arts sector lobby the Northern Ireland Assembly for increased funding for community arts in Northern Ireland. 

The lobby was part of an ongoing 'Fair Deal for Community Arts' campaign, organised by the Community Arts Forum (CAF) to highlight what it called a crisis in funding for community arts in the north. The campaign included several other awareness-raising events, most notably a demonstration through Belfast in 1999 by several hundred artists and representatives of community arts organisations.