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Social Welfare Benefits

Joan Burton

407. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Social Protection if he will examine the supports for working artists in the social protection system; and if the Government will relax activation rules for working artists to allow them to support themselves as they produce the art and cultural pieces for which our country is rightly proud. [13597/16]

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Employment Data

Joan Burton

600. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her estimate of the number of persons working in the arts sector both full-time and part-time; the main categories of employment and the locations by county; the remuneration levels for each sector and county area; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13235/16]

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

601. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the applications which have been received to date in respect of the fund established in the 2016 budget, to upgrade regional and local arts centres; the amount that has been disbursed to date and to which centres; the proposed allocations for the remainder of 2016; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13239/16]

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Employment Data

Joan Burton

602. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her proposals to assist young persons, including graduates, seeking to find employment in the arts here; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13244/16]

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Departmental Administrative Arrangements

Joan Burton

606. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht the reason the Government increased the total number of Ministers without assigning a single one with exclusive responsibility for the arts, heritage and the Gaeltacht; how arts policy priorities will now be implemented in the revised departmental structure; her response to the 13,000 plus persons who have already joined an online campaign to see the full Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht reinstated. [13593/16]

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

607. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if the Government will commit to the long-term goal of increasing arts funding to the European average of 0.6% of GDP. [13594/16]

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

608. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to increase funding in the arts over the lifetime of the Government; and her views that funding for the Arts Council and Irish Film Board should be doubled. [13595/16]

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Arts Funding

Joan Burton

609. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will create an arts capital fund modelled after the sports capital fund to ensure better long-term funding for Irish arts. [13596/16]

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World Heritage Sites

Joan Burton

610. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to pursue more applications for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation world heritage status for more of Ireland's national landmarks (details supplied). [13598/16]

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Irish Language

Joan Burton

611. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht how she will work with the Minister for Education and Skills to ensure that parents can access second-level education through Irish, especially in areas with proven demand for Gaelscoileanna. [13599/16]

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Irish Language

Joan Burton

612. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will provide extra funding to Irish-speaking Gaeltacht areas to encourage greater use of the language and better economic prospects for those living in Gaeltacht areas. [13600/16]

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Arts Promotion

Joan Burton

613. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht how she will ensure that arts funding is used in order that minority and new Irish voices are heard as part of our cultural output. [13601/16]

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Cultural Policy

Joan Burton

614. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to support the development of the creative industries sector; if she has reviewed the report from the previous Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on the hearings relating to examining the potential for job creation, innovation and balanced economic development in the creative economy; and if she will implement the recommendations of the report in tandem with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. [13602/16]

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Cultural Policy

Joan Burton

615. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has engaged with stakeholders in the music industry in terms of the establishment of a music industry task force with wide representation, which would examine a range of issues, including the impact of intellectual property and copyright legislation and enforcement in both the music and technology industries, supports for the business of music education and a dedicated office similar to the Irish Film Board for the music sector. [13603/16]

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Arts in Education Charter

Joan Burton

616. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has liaised with the Minister for Education and Skills on the development of contemporary art education at primary and secondary level in Irish schools. [13605/16]

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Cultural Policy

Joan Burton

617. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to develop a national cultural strategy up to 2025. [13606/16]

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Arts Promotion

Joan Burton

618. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht her plans to develop musical education and instruments available to young persons and the general population through facilitating schools, youth groups and libraries in enhancing their music resources and the provision of access to musical training and instruments for the benefit of local communities. [13607/16]

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Arts Promotion

Joan Burton

619. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she has examined any proposals to facilitate, on a national basis, the use of vacant retail premises by exhibiting artists based on successful schemes such as Space Invaders in County Galway which uses empty retail units to support local artists. [13608/16]

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Heritage Promotion

Joan Burton

620. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht if she will examine a nationwide plan for the development of village design statements that would ensure all future planning and development takes full cognisance of the historic character and protect the character and heritage of villages. [13609/16]

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Arts Promotion

Joan Burton

621. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to liaise with the Minister for Health to develop and roll out an arts and health strategy across acute and children’s hospitals and across the community health sector and the other innovative approaches being considered to use the arts as a means to promote well-being across society. [13611/16]

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