Coming up on Monday 13 May 2013
On Monday's Arts Tonight, the Ministers for Education and Arts join forces on the new arts in education charter, which sets out a series of aspirations and commitments for the promotion of arts within the education system. Guests include: Minister for Arts, Jimmy Deenihan; Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn; director of the Arts Council, Orlaith McBride; John Coolahan, chair of the implementation group for the charter; Ciaran Benson, author of the influential 1979 Arts Council report on arts in education; Helen O'Donoghue, IMMA; Lorraine Comer, National Museum; Jane O'Hanlon, Poetry Ireland; Arthur Lappin, The Ark; Siobhan Parkinson, writer; Ciara Halpin, artist; Pat Kinsella, retired principal of Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig; Dermot Carney, arts officer with the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals; Ger Ó Sé, Association for Creativity and Arts in Education. Recorded with an audience including Transition Year students from St Louis's High School, Rathmines and Belvedere College, Dublin. Special thanks to Aisling Grennan and to Eileen Heron.