Kevin Rafter, Professor of Political Communication at Dublin City University, has been Chair of the Arts Council since 2019. The intervening years have seen hard times for artists, as the pandemic closed down performance venues and festivals everywhere. The Arts Council response has been praised by artists’ groups for its efficiency and understanding.
Now that we are returning to some kind of normal, it is important to hear the views of the Arts Council Chair on the future direction of the sector. Professor Rafter will be interviewed by Deirdre Falvey, Arts writer with the Irish Times.