'Snobbery' in the arts, says Lawlor
'There's something of a snobbery between the voluntary and amateur arts' and those deemed professional according to Cllr George Lawlor.
Following an updated review of the county's arts strategy Cllr Lawlor said it was important that voluntary groups be included in the review. 'Often voluntary and amateur groups can be an introduction to the arts. They can be a very important stepping stone.
'Sometimes there is a snobbery attached from other sectors and they are seen as lesser in the scheme of things.'