We would like to bring you up to date on 126 Artist-run gallery in Galway. Some of you will already have heard that we are facing the prospect of closure because of a drastic and sudden 64% cut of local funding. 126 is extremely important to many artists, curators, critics and administrators who have cut their teeth through this artist-led organisation. We need your help now to make some noise and lobby Galway City Council to review this decision as soon as possible.
This funding cut has been sudden, and is not in line with other cuts to other arts organisations made by the council, and the board of 126 feels that there is a lack of understanding in regards to the cultural importance of 126.
We would like you to write a letter of support for 126 to Galway City Council. The people to contact in Galway City Council that decide on our funding are Patricia Philbin ( <email@example.com>), and her boss Thomas Connell (Director of Services, Economic Planning, HR, Corporate Services and Community & Culture
The addresses for all city councillors and local TD’s are below. Information that can be used to draft letters can be found in previous posts.
We hope to see you at our fundraiser, RENT EVENT, in De Burgo’s this Friday 7th December
126 membership runs from November of each year. You can drop into the gallery to renew your membership or download the membership form and use paypal on our website www.126.ie
We appreciate your support.
Local Galway City Councillors
Tom Costello firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael J Crowe email@example.com
Frank Fahey firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuala Nolan email@example.com
Declan McDonnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Terry O Flaherty email@example.com
Billy Cameron firstname.lastname@example.org
Colette Connolly email@example.com
Ollie Crowe firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Connolly email@example.com
Peter Keane firstname.lastname@example.org
Donal Lyons email@example.com
Níal McNelis firstname.lastname@example.org
Hildegarde Naughton email@example.com
National Representatives: TD’s
Noel Grealish TD (Ind) firstname.lastname@example.org
Séan Kyne TD (FG) email@example.com
Derek Nolan TD (LAB) firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Walsh TD (FG) email@example.com
Éamon Ó Cuív TD (FF) firstname.lastname@example.org
President Higgins email@example.com