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Students to have access to the arts at reduced price

Students to have access to the arts at reduced price
Date: 07 Jan 2013
 The so-called Arts in Education Charter aims to widen student access to arts and culture.
The charter is a joint initiative between the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Education and Skills.  It says all artists and arts organisations in receipt of taxpayer funds will be obliged to donate time to local education projects.  All national cultural institutions will have to ensure that each student visits one such venue at least once during their time at secondary school.  The charter also says national institutions such as the Abbey Theatre and the National Concert Hall will offer tickets costing no more than €5 to those in full-time education. This will be limited to certain events.
A steering group has been established to oversee the implementation of these measures.