Jack Harte (Irish Writer) - Arts Organiser

Arts Organiser

Harte was an organiser for the arts in Ireland throughout the 1980s. In 1986, Harte founded the Irish Writers' Union. The following year he secured funding from the Irish government to establish the Irish Writers' Centre. In December 2008, the Arts Council of Ireland withdrew the Centre's funding because of concerns about "value for money and quality of service to writers". In 2009, the Centre was on the point of closing. Harte was elected Chairman and, with the help of other activists, kept the Centre open.

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