Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

IPSC “Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel”

In August 2010 the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) launched the following pledge, initially signed by over 140 (now 1031) Irish creative and performing artists, whereby they undertake to boycott the Israeli state under present circumstances:

 

“In response to the call from Palestinian civil society for a cultural boycott of Israel, we pledge not to avail of any invitation to perform or exhibit in Israel, nor to accept any funding from any institution linked to the government of Israel, until such time as Israel complies with international law and universal principles of human rights.” – See the full list of signatories here.

***If you are an Irish artist or an artist based in Ireland and would like to add your signature, please contact culturalboycott [at] ipsc.ie***

(UPDATE September 2020) The ‘Irish Artists’ Pledge to Boycott Israel’ reaches landmark 700 signatures

Described by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) as “a ground-breaking initiative”, this pledge has so far been signed by hundreds of Irish creative and performing artists, and other cultural workers: actors, novelists, playwrights, poets, designers, composers, singers, dancers, architects, painters, sculptors and filmmakers, ranging from those starting out on their careers to household names. – See here for the full PACBI statement of endorsement.

Click here to read about and watch videos from the official launch on 12th August 2010

The artists who have signed are aware of the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s statement in 2005 that “We see culture as a propaganda tool of the first rank, and…do not differentiate between propaganda and culture.” These artists refuse to allow their art to be exploited by an apartheid state that disregards international law and universal principles of human rights, but look forward to the day when normal cultural relations can be re-established with an Israel that fully complies with such laws and principles.

In 2005, when 170 Palestinian civil society organisations called a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel, they provided a central plank for worldwide activism on behalf of their cause. Culture cannot stand aloof from such activism. Whether or not art is ‘above politics’, its presentation and representation in the real world can all too easily be hijacked by oppressive states. With this pledge, Irish artists have an opportunity to distance themselves from such exploitation, and to take a non-violent stand on behalf of the oppressed Palestinian people.

Full List of Signatories (1031)
Last Updated – 26th January 2020

            1. Astrid Adler – Visual Artist, musician, mime artist
            2. John Arden († March 2012) – Playwright, novelist
            3. Siobhán Armstrong – Musician
            4. Derek Ball – Composer
            5. Robert Ballagh – Visual artist
            6. Margo Banks – Painter
            7. Cormac Begley – Musician
            8. Liam Bradley – Musician
            9. Diarmuid Breatnach – Musician, poet
            10. Cecily Brennan – Artist
            11. Ronan Browne – Musician
            12. Conor Byrne – Musician
            13. Roisin Byrne – Visual artist
            14. Séamas Cain – Poet, performance artist
            15. Moya Cannon – Poet
            16. Liam Carson – Scríbhneoir
            17. Clare Cashman – Visual artist
            18. Rhona Clarke – Composer
            19. Siobhán Cleary – Composer
            20. Mickey Coleman – Singer/songwriter
            21. Joe Comerford – Filmmaker
            22. Michael Connerty – Musician (Afterwardness)
            23. Neilí Conroy – Actor
            24. Dorothy Cross – Sculptor
            25. Charles Cullen – Visual artist
            26. Michael Cullen († July 2020) – Painter
            27. Cindy Cummings – Dance artist
            28. Sinéad Cusack – Actor
            29. Margaretta Darcy – Author and playwright
            30. John F. Deane – Writer
            31. Raymond Deane – Composer
            32. Seamus Deane – Author
            33. Renate DeBrun – Painter and printmaker
            34. Damien Dempsey – Singer
            35. Tim Dennehy – Singer/songwriter
            36. Keith Donald – Musician
            37. Philip Donnery – Musician
            38. Gráinne Dowling – Visual artist
            39. Kevin Doyle – Writer
            40. Robert Doyle – Musician
            41. Roger Doyle – Composer
            42. Felim Egan – Visual artist († November 2020)
            43. Martin A. Egan († November 2015) – Musician
            44. Naisrín Elsafty – Singer
            45. Róisín Elsafty – Singer
            46. Zahrah Elsafty – Singer
            47. Elaine Feeney – Poet
            48. Stephen Gardner – Composer
            49. Anthony Glavin – Novelist and short story writer
            50. Dearbhla Glynn – Filmmaker
            51. Johnny Gogan – Filmmaker
            52. Carmel Gunning – Musician
            53. Marie Hanlon – Visual artist
            54. Robbie Harris – Musician
            55. Paul Hayes – Composer
            56. Graham Henderson – Musician
            57. Donogh Hennessy – Musician, composer and performer
            58. Rita Ann Higgins – Poet
            59. Michael Holohan – Composer
            60. Andy Irvine – Musician
            61. Ryan Johnson – Musician
            62. Fergus Johnston – Composer
            63. Fred Johnston – Poet
            64. Trevor Joyce – Poet
            65. Bernadette Kiely – Painter
            66. Brian King – († April 2017) Sculptor
            67. Vincent Kennedy – Composer
            68. Trevor Knight – Music/theatre
            69. Conor Kostick – Novelist
            70. Gavin Kostick – Playwright
            71. Dave Lordan – Poet
            72. Donal Lunny –Musician
            73. Pól MacAdaim – Singer/songwriter
            74. Iarla Mac Aodha Bhuí – Scríbhneoir
            75. Mickey MacConnell – Singer/songwriter
            76. Tony Mac Mahon – Musician
            77. Lorcán Mac Mathúna – Singer
            78. Alice Maher – Visual Artist
            79. Brenda Malloy – Musician
            80. Jimmy McCarthy – Singer/songwriter
            81. Martin McElhinney – Musician (Coldwar)
            82. Paul Nash – Musician (Coldwar)
            83. Trevor McLave – (Coldwar)
            84. Joe McGowan – Author
            85. Jackie McKenna – Sculptor
            86. John McLachlan – Composer
            87. Joleen McLaughlin – Musician (Henry Girls)
            88. Karen McLaughlin – Musician (Henry Girls)
            89. Lorna McLaughlin – Musician (Henry Girls)
            90. Tina Mc Laughlin- Singer/songwriter
            91. Eoin McLochlainn – Visual artist
            92. John McSherry – Musician
            93. Paula Meehan – Poet
            94. Thom Moore († March 2018)- Songwriter, writer/translator
            95. Sharon (Shaz) Morgan – Musician, photographer
            96. Sami Moukkadem – Musician, filmmaker, writer
            97. Hassan Ould Muctar – Musician
            98. Conor Mullan – Musician
            99. Janet Mullarney († April 2020) – Visual artist
            100. Gráinne Mulvey – Composer
            101. Deirdre Murphy – Dancer
            102. Niamh Ní Charra – Musician
            103. Peadar Ó Ceannabháin – Singer
            104. Saileog Ní Cheannabháin – Musician
            105. Treasa Ní Cheannabháin – Singer
            106. Áine Ní Chuaig – Musician
            107. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh – Musician/singer
            108. Liam Noonan – Musician (Digital Disorder)
            109. Dave Murphy – Musician (Digital Disorder)
            110. Keith McGovern – Musician (Digital Disorder)
            111. Ken Deasy – Musician (Digital Disorder)
            112. Pádraig Ó Baoill – Scríbhneoir
            113. Niall Ó Callanáin – Musician
            114. Eamonn O’Doherty († August 2011) – Architect, sculptor
            115. Méabh O Hare – Musician/filmmaker
            116. Jane O’Leary – Composer
            117. Brian Ó hUiginn – Musician
            118. Donal O’Kelly – Playwright/actor
            119. Ciarán Ó Maonaigh – Ceoltóir
            120. Seosamh O Neachtain – Dancer
            121. Eoin O’Neill – Musician
            122. Jerry O’Reilly – Singer
            123. Peadar Ó Riada – Ceoltóir
            124. Gregory Rosenstock – Writer
            125. Pauline Scanlon – Singer
            126. Rossa Ó Snodaigh – Ceoltóir (Kíla)
            127. Brian Hogan – Ceoltóir (Kíla)
            128. Colm Ó Snodaigh – Ceoltóir (Kíla)
            129. Paul O’Toole – Singer/songwriter
            130. Michael Quane – Sculptor
            131. Bob Quinn – Visual artist/filmmaker
            132. Jim Ricks – Visual artist
            133. Stephen Rothschild – Painter/printmaker
            134. Mary Russell – Author
            135. Dermot Seymour – Painter
            136. John W. Sexton – Poet
            137. Eileen Sheehan – Poet
            138. Ronan Sheehan – Novelist
            139. Michael Smith († November 2014) – Poet and translator
            140. Moira Tierney – Filmmaker
            141. Hugh Travers – Writer
            142. Caoimhín Vallely – Ceoltóir
            143. Laura Vecchi – Painter/writer
            144. John Wakeman – Poet
            145. Hilary Wakeman – Author
            146. Hazel Walker – Visual artist
            147. William Wall – Author
            148. Ronan Wilmot – Actor/director
            149. Steve Woods – Filmmaker
            150. Adam Wyeth – Poet
            151. Luke Mercer – Musician (Oddsocks Revival)
            152. Adrian White – Writer
            153. Tom Fitzgerald – Visual artist
            154. Clara Rose – Musician
            155. Conor McGrady – Visual artist
            156. Dermot McLaughlin – Musician
            157. Michael Owens – Singer/songwriter
            158. Anthony Fox – Actor, writer
            159. Conor Grimes – Writer, actor
            160. Stuart Nealon – Poet
            161. Darach Ó Scolaí – Writer
            162. Cahal Johnson – Musician
            163. Michael Gallagher – Photographer
            164. Kevin Spratt (aka Captain Moonlight) – Musician
            165. Cara Dillon – Musician
            166. Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh – Ceoltóir
            167. Fiach (Moriarty) – Singer/songwriter
            168. Loreana Rush – Photographer
            169. Alice Hanratty – Painter
            170. Barry McGovern – Actor
            171. Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill – Poet
            172. Lillis Ó Laoire – Musician
            173. Stephen Rea – Actor
            174. Liam Ó Maonlaí – Musician
            175. Ellen Cranitch – Musician
            176. Sharon Shannon – Musician
            177. Seamus Cashman – Poet
            178. Julius Guzy – Painter
            179. Dermot Browne – Painter
            180. Denise Cassidy – Painter
            181. Kevin Crawford – Musician
            182. Gráinne Holland – Musician (Casadh)
            183. Frainc Mac Cionnaith – Musician (Casadh)
            184. Nioclás Mac Cathmhaoil – Musician (Casadh)
            185. Barry Kerr – Artist and musician
            186. John Steele – Musician
            187. Conor Biggs – Musician
            188. Robbi McMillen – Singer
            189. Alan O Connor – Photographer
            190. Sarah Clancy – Poet
            191. Maria McManus – Poet and playwright
            192. Tiona McSherry – Musician
            193. Paul McSherry – Musician
            194. Daragh Carville – Playwright and screenwriter
            195. Harry Moore – Artist
            196. Dylan Walshe – Singer/songwriter
            197. Melissa Nolan – Actor
            198. Anthony Kane (aka The Lonely Schizophrenic) – Musician
            199. John Ryan – Author
            200. Dermot Kelly – Photographer
            201. Ciaran Dwyer – Singer/songwriter
            202. Tommy Halferty – Musician
            203. Finian Cunninghman – Singer/songwriter
            204. Eamon Murray – Musician
            205. Rynagh O’Grady – Actor
            206. Padraig Murray – Actor
            207. Michal Leman-Lemanski – Theatre producer/cultural project manager
            208. Sara Horgan – Visual artist
            209. Pat ‘deVerse’ Burke – Traditional Singer/Songwriter
            210. Denise Woods – Director of photography
            211. Paul Flynn – Composer
            212. Glenda Cimino – Writer, actor, director
            213. Shane Cullen – Visual artist
            214. Jaki McCarrick – Writer
            215. Tim Ording – Singer/songwriter (Melodica Deathship)
            216. Roisin Ni Galloglaigh – Musician
            217. Kevin McCarthy – Visual artist
            218. Joby Fox – Songwriter
            219. Rik Walton – Photographer
            220. Connor Kelly – Poet/musician
            221. Katrin Neue – Dancer and choreographer
            222. Pamela Brown – Poet
            223. Paul Kirby – Visual artist
            224. Barry Hamilton – Filmmaker and director
            225. Luke Fallon – Cartoonist
            226. Ciaran Murphy – Singer/songwriter
            227. Seán Harrington – Architect
            228. Cormac O’Neill – Visual artist
            229. Eamonn Crudden – Filmmaker
            230. Fares Fares – Visual artist/photographer
            231. Brian Dunning – Musician
            232. Paul C. Reynolds – Photographer
            233. Andrew Edgar – Artist
            234. Tim Daly – Lyricist
            235. Gerry Fitzgerald – Musician (The Lee Harveys)
            236. Stephen Cashell – Musician (The Lee Harveys)
            237. Paul O Brien – Musician (The Lee Harveys)
            238. Alice Walsh – Writer
            239. Daniel Lynch (aka Danny Diatribe) – MC (Diatribe & The Crimson Underground)
            240. Garvan McCann (aka The Crimson Underground) – Producer (Diatribe & The Crimson Underground)
            241. Mick Hannigan – IndieCork Film Festival
            242. Mikael Fernström – Multi-media artist
            243. Des Donnelly (aka Drax) – Poet
            244. Seamus Doyle – Musician
            245. Shane O’Shea (aka Naphta) – DJ/Producer
            246. Diarmuid Slattery (aka Diarmo) – DJ/Producer/Musician
            247. Graham Montgomery – Musician
            248. Daragh McCarthy – Filmmaker
            249. Kevin Barrington – Poet
            250. Joe McGill – Painter, sculptor and poet
            251. Robbie Perry – Musician
            252. Hugh McFadden – Poet, literary critic and editor
            253. Catherine Ann Cullen – Poet
            254. Martin Naarendorp (aka Ras Tinny) – Deejay
            255. Leon Guilfoyle – Musician (Lluther)
            256. Hytham Martin – Musician (Lluther & Eyesclosed)
            257. Eoghan O’Neill [1] († March 2017) – Sculptor
            258. Eoghan O’Neill [2] – Musician (Early House)
            259. Kevin Rowsome – Musician
            260. Khaled Ajamia – Filmmaker
            261. Rónan Guilfoyle – Jazz musician/Composer
            262. Dylan Tighe – Musician, theatre director and writer
            263. Seán Murray – Filmmaker
            264. Jim McKee – Artist, singer and songwriter
            265. Pa Curran – Singer/Songwriter
            266. Katie O’Kelly – Actor and playwright
            267. Keith O’Brien – Composer
            268. Benjamin Dwyer – Composer and guitarist
            269. Bernadette Hopkins – Artist
            270. Mary Costello – Writer
            271. Kimberly Campanello – Poet
            272. Vincent Doherty – Traditional singer and musician
            273. Jane Jermyn – Ceramic artist
            274. Karl Parkinson – Writer/Poet
            275. Colin Dunne – Dancer
            276. Anthony Jackson – Hip-Hop Artist
            277. Sebastian Clare – Writer and Voice Artist
            278. Kathryn Maguire – Artist
            279. Brian Kavanagh – Artist
            280. Mollie Barrow – Artist
            281. Liosa Ni Chiarain – Artist, Tatooist, Singer/Songwriter
            282. Tom J. Byrne – Artist
            283. Sue Cosgrave – Author and poet
            284. Philip Fogarty – Musician
            285. Anna Lardi – Musician
            286. John Nee (aka Little John Nee) – Writer/Performer
            287. Philip Casey – Poet, Novelist († February 2018)
            288. Edel Meade – Musician
            289. Honor Heffernan – Singer/Musician
            290. Edward Boyne – Poet
            291. Jürgen Simpson – Composer
            292. Jackie Askew – Visual artist
            293. Richard Geraghty – Filmmaker, photographer, musician
            294. Maeve McCarthy – Visual artist
            295. Katherine Duffy – Poet
            296. Harry Bradley – Traditional musician
            297. Peter Cummins – Musician (The Fleadh Cowboys)
            298. Sile Denvir – Musician
            299. Tiarnan O Duinnchinn – Traditional musician
            300. Siobhán Peoples – Traditional musician
            301. Katie Theasby – Singer
            302. Fiona Kelleher – Musician
            303. Paul Bradley – Fiddle player
            304. John Carty – Musician
            305. Eimer Casey – Musician
            306. Ger Costelloe – Singer/Songwriter
            307. Kate Thompson – Author
            308. Leonard Barry – Musician
            309. Mick Blake – Singer/songwriter
            310. Liam P. Bradley – Musician
            311. Paddy Kerr – Musician
            312. Paula Leyden – Author
            313. Conor Caldwell – Musician
            314. Philip Crickard – Musician
            315. Noirin Lynch – Singer
            316. Ger Ryan – Actor
            317. Roisin Broderick – Musician
            318. Thierry Masure – Fiddle player
            319. Tara Baoth Mooney – Singer and musician
            320. Clodagh Downing – Actor
            321. Celine Kiernan – Author
            322. Melissa Joan Diem – Poet, writer and visual artist
            323. Denyse Woods – Novelist
            324. Colm Mac Con Iomaire – Ceoltóir / Musician
            325. Fionnbharr Ó Súilleabháin – Fine art photographer
            326. Eleanor Methven – Actor
            327. Eoghan McGrath – Visual artist
            328. Ian Lynch – Singer/musician (Lankum)
            329. Mael Coll Rua – Poet
            330. Guiseppe Torre – Digital artist
            331. Kinbria / Sorrellium – Musician, Recording artist, poet
            332. Paul Larkin – Filmmaker and author
            333. Una Keane – Musician
            334. Kevin Liddy – Writer, director
            335. Mary Murphy – Author, illustrator
            336. Lawrence O’Donnell – Musician (Yearning Curve)
            337. Laura Ann Brady – Musician
            338. Amanda Feery – Composer
            339. Jose Miguel Jimenez – Actor and theatre director
            340. Niamh McCann – Actor
            341. Rory Pierce – Composer, cellist
            342. Will Irvine – Actor
            343. Gina Moxley – Actor/writer/director
            344. Joanna Thompson – Artist
            345. Alan Holly – Animation filmmaker
            346. Jim Maginn – Photographer
            347. Steve O’Sullivan (AKA Evil Uncle) – Musician
            348. Tob Swift – Musician
            349. Ella Clarke – Dance artist
            350. Gary Lawlor – Musician (The Druids)
            351. Mick Dunne – Musician (The Druids)
            352. Mick O’Brien – Musician (The Druids)
            353. Paddy Mangan – Musician (The Druids)
            354. Noni Stapleton – Actor
            355. Dahí Jim – Singer/writer
            356. Dee Roycroft – Writer, actor
            357. Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin – Musician
            358. Mary Barnecutt – Musician/writer
            359. Paul Murnaghan – Visual artist
            360. Oonagh Kearney – Filmmaker and writer
            361. Rossa Mullin – Filmmaker
            362. Grace Weir – Visual Artist
            363. Joe Walker – Visual Artist
            364. Pat Walker – Visual Artist
            365. Tamara Him – Photographer
            366. Thomas Mallon – Musician (Astralnaut)
            367. Seoidin O’Sullivan – Artist
            368. Jessica Traynor – Poet
            369. Paul McCloskey – Visual artist
            370. Mel Healy – Novelist
            371. Brian Cross – Photographer/filmmaker
            372. Margo Harkin – Filmmaker
            373. Steve Wall – Musician
            374. Kevin Curran – Author
            375. Adrienne Geoghegan – visual artist/writer
            376. Sean O’Reilly – Writer
            377. Anamaria Crowe Serrano – Poet
            378. Doireann Ní Ghríofa – Poet/File
            379. Séighean Ó Draoi – Sculptor
            380. Patricio Casssinoni – Artist and photographer
            381. Afric McGlinchey – Poet
            382. Dave Fleming – Musician
            383. John Conneely – Musician
            384. Jessamine O’Connor – Poet
            385. Petr Pandula – Musician
            386. Lia Mills – Writer
            387. Ceara Conway – Visual artist
            388. Steve Hanks – Musician
            389. Christodoulos Makris – Poet
            390. Derbhle Crotty – Actor
            391. Margo Carr – Actor, comedian
            392. John Joyce – Musician
            393. Kathleen Joyce – Musician
            394. Aindrias Stack – Actor, musician, storyteller
            395. Robin Parmar – Sound artist and poet
            396. Carmel McCreagh – Singer/Writer
            397. Seamas Mac Annaidh – Scribhneoir (Writer)
            398. Allen Kiely – Photographer
            399. Cathal Synnott – Musician
            400. Ronit Lentin – Novelist
            401. Adrian Kenny – Writer
            402. Lou McMahon – Singer/Songwriter
            403. Aoife Scott – Singer
            404. Frances Black – Singer
            405. David Carmody – Musician
            406. Vanessa Gildea – Filmmaker
            407. Barbara O’Meara – Visual artist
            408. Daniel Doyle – Sculptor
            409. Pat Nolan – Actor
            410. Rory Tangney – Artist
            411. Mark O’Halloran – Actor
            412. John Buckley – Visual artist
            413. Gari Deegan – Singer/songwriter
            414. Izumi Kimura – Pianist
            415. Tim Wallace-Murphy – Author
            416. Raymond Beggan – Photographer, musician
            417. Pat Boran – Poet
            418. Michael Budd – Blacksmith and sculptor
            419. Bernard Clarke – Radiophonic artist
            420. Don Lydon – Musician
            421. Nicki Griffin – Writer
            422. Raymond Keane – Actor, writer, director
            423. Desmond Traynor – Writer, musician
            424. Van Poynton – Filmmaker
            425. Liam Cagney – Writer
            426. Elder Roche – Musician
            427. Cormac O’Leary – Visual artist
            428. Tim Fleming – Cinematographer
            429. Gregory Daly – Musician
            430. Darragh Graham – Musician (Hermitage Green)
            431. Darragh Griffin – Musician (Hermitage Green)
            432. Dan Murphy – Musician (Hermitage Green)
            433. Barry Murphy – Musician (Hermitage Green)
            434. Dermot Sheedy – Musician (Hermitage Green)
            435. Ollie Plunkett – Musician (The Lost Messiahs)
            436. Ian Wilson – Composer
            437. Seán Hillen – Artist
            438. Wissam Abdel Samad – Photographer
            439. Mary Ryan – Actor, singer
            440. Krystyna Rawicz – Poet, artist
            441. Sueanne Moore – Artist
            442. Cian Finn – Singer/Songwriter
            443. Lorraine O’Brien – Musician
            444. Andrew Glenn – Artist
            445. Medbh Gillard – Artist
            446. Ciarán MacUilliam – Musician (Primordial)
            447. Michael O Floinn – Musician (Primordial)
            448. Simon O’Laoghaire – Musician (Primordial)
            449. Philip McFadden – Sculptor & artist
            450. Patrick Bradley – Painter & sculptor
            451. Audrey Doherty – Milliner and Raqs Sharqi artist (Eastern Dance)
            452. Joe O’Byrne – Writer/director
            453. Sarah Hayden – Writer
            454. Daithi Brophy – Painter
            455. Mary Kelly – Visual artist
            456. Ronan Tully – Theatre artist
            457. Vincent Wood – Composer and musician
            458. Niall Vallely – Musician
            459. Karan Casey – Singer
            460. Dan Acheson – Musician (The Wood Burning Savages)
            461. Wally Cassidy – Photographer
            462. Fatin Al-Tamimi – Photographer
            463. Deirdre Mackel – Artist
            464. June Butler – Artist
            465. Paul Walls – Artist
            466. Carl Taylor – Artist
            467. Colm Keegan – Writer, poet
            468. Kathleen McCreery – Writer, actor, director
            469. Colin Stanley – Musician (Big Bag of Tricks / Queen Elvis)
            470. Johanne Webb – Actor, director
            471. Paul Brady – Singer/songwriter
            472. Breandán Clarke – Visual artist
            473. Colin Darke – Visual artist
            474. Brian Brannigan – Singer/songwriter (A Lazarus Soul)
            475. Mary Coughlan – Singer
            476. Áilbhe Hines – Performance artist / Community arts activist
            477. John Dorman – Architect, artist
            478. Aodán McCardle – Poet / performance artist
            479. Jenny Bassett – Drama and movement practitioner
            480. Jim Roche – Architect
            481. Micilín Mac An Rí – Musician (The Blaggards)
            482. Jesse Jones – Visual artist
            483. Elizabeth Clyne – Architect
            484. Fergal Gaynor – Writer
            485. Tom O’Dea – Artist
            486. Mark Price – Architect
            487. Conor O’Reilly – Composer & musician
            488. Roisín O’Donnell – Writer
            489. Mary Byrne – Architect
            490. Wissame Cherfi – Filmmaker
            491. Cora Venus Lunny – Musician
            492. David G. Buckley – Singer/songwriter
            493. Martin Tourish – Musician/ Composer
            494. Ali Morrison – Musician
            495. Sokol Koka – Musician
            496. Declan McHale – Irish dancer
            497. Édaín Ní Dhomhnaill – Visual artist
            498. Sorcha Fox – Actor
            499. Ben Williams (Mark Benjamin Williams) – Musician
            500. Duncan Patterson – Musician
            501. Ray Murphy – Visual artist
            502. Fiachra Trench – Composer
            503. Caroline Kuyper – Craft artist
            504. Kirsti Kotilainen – Visual artist
            505. Hans-Christian Oeser – Literary Translator
            506. John Ennis – Poet
            507. Peter Duffy – Performer / actor / director / choreographer
            508. Brenda Carroll – Visual artist
            509. Hannah Khalil – Writer
            510. Rosaleen Tanham – Visual artist
            511. Rachael Hegarty – Poet / writer
            512. Joseph Kelly – Visual artist
            513. Paul Murray – Writer
            514. Ronan Tynan – Filmmaker
            515. William Leo Coakley – Poet
            516. Katharine May – Visual artist
            517. David Gepp – Photographer
            518. Mollie Barrow – Glass Artist
            519. John Brady – Graphic Artist
            520. Jenni Ledwell – Actor
            521. Niamh De Barra – Musician
            522. David Lloyd – Poet
            523. Stephen Murphy – Poet
            524. Dave Kinane – Artist
            525. Sean Taylor – Artist
            526. Eric Burke – Musician (Ainriail)
            527. Tommy Foster – Musician (Ainriail)
            528. John Spillane – Musician and songwriter
            529. Maeve Kelly – Musician
            530. Sadhbh O’Sullivan (AKA Sive) – Singer-songwriter and musician
            531. Brian Healy – Musician (The Jollars)
            532. Bob Kavanagh († December 2019) – Musician (The Jollars)
            533. Nora Lewon – Musician (The Jollars)
            534. Mike Murphy – Broadcaster
            535. Barry Murphy – Comedian
            536. Eileen Myles – Poet
            537. Gene Barry – Poet
            538. Carolyn Goodwin – Musician
            539. Cormac Breatnach – Musician
            540. Ciarán O’Rourke – Poet
            541. Brian Fleming – Musician
            542. Brendan Dorris – Dancer
            543. Cahal McLaughlin – Documentary filmmaker
            544. Edward Kennedy – Filmmaker and poet
            545. Danny McGreevy – Musician
            546. Jason O’Rourke – Musician and writer
            547. Rachel Ballagh – Visual artist
            548. Damian O Donoghue – Musician
            549. Patsy Watchorn – Singer and musician
            550. Niamh Phelan – Musician
            551. Emer Martin – Writer
            552. Ann Ryan – Visual artist
            553. Aindriú O Coimín – Lighting designer and producer
            554. Gabriel Brady – Singer/Songwriter
            555. Mick Mulvey – Traditional musician
            556. Deirdre Nic an tSionnaigh – Ceoltóir
            557. Sophie Meehan – Poet and writer
            558. Choy-Ping Clarke-Ng – Visual artist and performer
            559. Noel McQuaid – Musician
            560. Norma Burke – Filmmaker
            561. Sarah Franklyn – Musician and singer-songwriter
            562. Shona Shirley Macdonald – Artist
            563. Paul Laughlin – Poet
            564. Chris O’Donnell – Musician
            565. Syl Morrison – Producer
            566. Maria McGrath – Musician & Producer
            567. James Donnellan – Musical artist
            568. Mags O’Brien – Playwright
            569. Shahidah Janjua – Poet
            570. Martin Farrelly – Musician
            571. Mary Jordan – Actor
            572. Niall Cuddy – Performing artist and musician
            573. Mary Black – Singer
            574. Madi O’Carroll – Actor
            575. Leila Afhim – Designer and illustrator
            576. Bridie Monds-Watson (AKA Soak) – Singer/songwriter
            577. James Redmond – Documentary filmmaker
            578. Carrie Crowley – Actor
            579. John Doyle – Poet
            580. Áine Uí Fhoghlú – Poet/File
            581. Peter Reid – Playwright and threatre director
            582. Shane Sutton – Visual artist
            583. Muireann de Barra – Documentary filmmaker
            584. Kate Nolan – Photographer
            585. Kate O’Shea – Visual artist
            586. Dragana Jurisic – Visual artist
            587. Jane Deasy – Composer & theatre artist
            588. Seán Maguire – Poet & writer
            589. Tadhg Kelleher – Sound engineer & musician
            590. Ian Knox – Political cartoonist
            591. Noel Farrell – Writer and abstract artist
            592. Patsy Preston – Visual artist
            593. Olwen Fouéré – Actor and theatre writer/director
            594. Fiona McGeown – Actor and theatre director
            595. Alison Conneely – Designer
            596. Noel Walsh – Musician
            597. Andy Tyler-White – Musician
            598. Charlie Easterfield – Sculptor
            599. Willem Minjon – Visual artist
            600. Órla Mc Govern – Performer/writer
            601. Mick Kennedy – Singer/songwriter
            602. Áine Tyrrell – Singer-songwriter
            603. Kevin Squires – Graphic designer and typographer
            604. Seán Tyrell – Musician
            605. Bernadette Kiely – Visual artist
            606. Frankie Quinn – Photographer
            607. Will Beavan – Traditional Irish and Scottish musician
            608. Brian Sweeney – Musician (Freespeakingmonkey)
            609. Ciaran Rock – Musician (Freespeakingmonkey)
            610. Henry Pierce – Musician (Freespeakingmonkey)
            611. Dee Armstrong – Musician (Kíla and Freespeakingmonkey)
            612. Garrett Phelan – Visual artist
            613. Tony Doherty – Writer
            614. Sarah McDowell – Visual artist
            615. Erin Quinn – Visual artist
            616. Eugene O’Hare – Actor and playwright
            617. Darren Byrne – Singer/songwriter
            618. Geraldine Bradley – Singer
            619. John Faulkner – Musician
            620. Mick McNally – Musician
            621. Paul P. Kelly – Architect
            622. Michael Doherty – Architect and  visual artist
            623. Róisín Loughrey – Filmmaker / Artist
            624. Alan Counihan – Visual artist
            625. Enagh Farrell – Illustrator
            626. Vukasin Nedeljkovic – Artist
            627. Shane Serrano – Filmmaker and musician
            628. Taryn De Vere – Performance artist and writer
            629. Joe Rooney – Comedian, writer and actor
            630. Karen Cowley – Musician (Wyvern Lingo)
            631. Caoimhe Barry – Musician (Wyvern Lingo)
            632. Saoirse Duane – Musician (Wyvern Lingo)
            633. David Travers – Musician (Dangerous Dave & the Side Effects)
            634. Ash McVeigh – Musician (Dangerous Dave & the Side Effects)
            635. Killian O’Reilly – Musician (Dangerous Dave & the Side Effects)
            636. Danny O’Reilly – Musician (Dangerous Dave & the Side Effects)
            637. Corban Walker – Sculptor
            638. Maria Tivnan – Theatre Practitioner
            639. Roisin El Cherif – Singer and film maker
            640. Martin Vernon – Poet
            641. Gary McFarlane (aka Autumn Owls) – Musician
            642. Estelle Birdy – Poet
            643.  Séamus O’Brien – Visual artist
            644. Joe Mooney – Filmmaker
            645. Brian O’Flaherty – Filmmaker
            646. Vicky Langan – Sound Artist / Filmmaker
            647. Julie Goo – Poet
            648. Kevin Barry – Writer
            649. Charles Hendy – Musician (TPM and The Mary Wallopers)
            650. Andrew Hendy – Musician (TPM and The Mary Wallopers)
            651. Jack O’Donnell – Musician (TPM and The Mary Wallopers)
            652. Seán Mckenna- Musician (TPM and The Mary Wallopers)
            653. Helena Close – Writer and playwright
            654. Rajinder Singh – Artist
            655. Rosita Sweetman – Author
            656. Constance Short – Visual artist
            657. Leona Lee Cully – Writer
            658. Mo Chara – MC (Kneecap)
            659. Móglaí Bao- MC (Kneecap)
            660. DJ Provaí – Musician (Kneecap)
            661. Elaine Mai – Producer, songwriter and singer
            662. Kevin Brannigan – Documentary filmmaker
            663. Anna Mieke – Musical artist
            664. Marie Rooney – Musician (PowPig)
            665. Andrea Mocanu – Musician (PowPig)
            666. Laura Drennan – Musician (PowPig)
            667. Leah O’Donnell – Musician (PowPig)
            668. Emma Langford – Singer/songwriter
            669. Neal Keating (aka Nealo) – Singer and rapper
            670. Paul Duane – Filmmaker
            671. Herb Magee (aka ArvoParty) – Musician
            672. David A. Tapley  – Musician (Tandem Felix)
            673. Áine O’Hara – Artist
            674. Ciara Kenny (aka Ciaraíoch) – Illustrator
            675. Ross Shannon (aka ICE POP) – Musician
            676. Roxanna Nic Liam – Actor and spoken word artist
            677. Annie West – Illustrator and  cartoonist
            678. Post Punk Podge – Musician
            679. Steo Wall – Singer/songwriter
            680. Kate Escolin – Illustrator and artist
            681. Jerome McCormick (aka Imploded View) – Electronic music artist
            682. Ciara Mary-Alice Thompson (aka CMAT) – Popstar
            683. Fiona Moran – Illustrator and artist
            684. Pauric O’Meara – Singer/songwriter
            685. Dave Tynan – Writer and director
            686. Stephen O’Dowd – Musician (Handsome Eric)
            687. Aaron Griffin – Musician
            688. Padraig Cooney – Musician and songwriter (Autre Monde)
            689. Síomha Hennessy  – Musician (Sisterix)
            690. Ornait Hennessy – Musician (Sisterix)
            691. Imogen Gunner – Musician and composer
            692. Paddy Mulcahy – Composer and producer
            693. Luke Reilly – Musician (Blood Donor)
            694. Danny Groenland – Musician (Danny G & The Major 7ths )
            695. Mícheál Keating – Musician (Bleeding Heart Pigeons)
            696. Brendan McInerney – Musician (Bleeding Heart Pigeons)
            697. Cathal Histon – Musician (Bleeding Heart Pigeons)
            698. Kevin Murphy – Musician (Slow Moving Clouds)
            699. Ultan O’Brien – Musician (Slow Moving Clouds)
            700. Bernadette Morris – Performer/musician
            701. Declan Synnott – Musician
            702. Fiona O’Dwyer – Artist
            703. Al Cowan – Musician
            704. Paul Dooley – Musician
            705. Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin – Musician
            706. Mary O’Donnell – Poet and writer
            707. Aaron Nolan – DJ
            708. Paul Alwright (aka Lethal Dialect) –  Rapper
            709. Morgan C. Jones – Actor
            710. Valerie Driscoll – Artist
            711. Keith Ridgway – Writer
            712. Eimear Walshe – Artist and writer
            713. Megan Nolan – Writer
            714. Liam Hourican – Actor
            715. Jack Hogan – Artist
            716. John B. Vallely – Visual artist
            717. Ciaran Mackel – Architect
            718. Dylan Moore – Musician
            719. Darragh Foley – Musician
            720. Billy Kavanagh – Musician
            721. Shane Whoriskey – Musician
            722. Ross Moore – Musician
            723. Rory De Nógla – DJ
            724. Ciarán Fox – DJ
            725. Jake Flynn (aka Fomorian Vein) – Music Producer
            726. Jamie Carroll (aka DUVZ) –  Music producer and DJ
            727. Rory Dee – Musician (Junk Drawer)
            728. Stevie Lennox – Musician (Junk Drawer)
            729. Brian Coney – Musician (Junk Drawer)
            730. Jake Lennox – Musician (Junk Drawer)
            731. Cormac O’Caoimh – Singer/songwriter
            732. Brian Mooney – Musician (Afterwardness)
            733. Paul Quin – Musician
            734. Peter Clyne – Filmmaker
            735. Abbey Blake – Musician (Pretty Happy)
            736. Arann Blake – Musician (Pretty Happy)
            737. Andy Killian – Musician (Pretty Happy)
            738. Joe Chester – Singer/songwriter and producer
            739. Taran Plouzané – Guitarist (Bicurious)
            740. Tadhg Hickey – Actor, writer and director
            741. Jane Clarke – Poet
            742. Catherine Barron – Visual artist
            743. Maeve Molly McKernan – Singer and guitarist (Vulpynes)
            744. Kaz Millar – Drummer (Vulpynes)
            745. Brían Mac Gloinn (Ye Vagabonds)
            746. Diarmuid Mac Gloinn – Musician (Ye Vagabonds)
            747. Josh McClorey – Musician
            748. Conor O’Toole – Filmmaker and comedian
            749. Shane Moore (aka Nirdosh) – Artist
            750. Síle Ní Dhubhghaill – Musician
            751. Hazel Larkin – Writer
            752. Turlough Chambers – Musician (The Bonny Men)
            753. Natalie Ní Chasaide – Musician (The Bonny Men)
            754. Conor Lyons – Musician (The Bonny Men)
            755. Moss Landman – Musician (The Bonny Men)
            756. Adam Whelan – Musician (The Bonny Men)
            757. Maitiú Ó Casaide – Musician (The Bonny Men)
            758. Barry Lyons – Musician (The Bonny Men)
            759. Sahar Ali – Poet and comedian
            760. Pat Lagoon – Rapper
            761. Ellen King (aka ELLLL) – Composer and musician
            762. Siobhán Shiels – Composer and musician
            763. Kim Sharkey – Artist
            764. Lórcan Strain – Actor, writer and musician
            765. Deborah Stockdale – Textile artist
            766. Tim MacGabhann – Writer
            767. John O’Halloran – Poet, songwriter and actor
            768. Niamh Campbell – Writer
            769. Eve Olney – Artist
            770. Christy Leech – Musician (Le Boom)
            771. Craic Boi Mental – Rapper
            772. Maca – Musician (Silent Vices)
            773. Uwmami – Musician and producer
            774. Edwina Guckian – Dancer and choreographer
            775. Jinx Lennon – Punk poet
            776. Bonnie Spencer – Singer/songwriter
            777. Sélu – Musician
            778. Sean Arthur (aka Kobina) – Musician and producer
            779. Joexxvincy – Musician
            780. Awesimon – Musician
            781. Semilore Olusa – Musician
            782. Zak Higgins (aka Strawberry Productions) – Producer and engineer
            783. Darryl Kearney (aka Decay) – Musician
            784. Luthorist – Rapper
            785. Aaron Crawford (aka Aaron Everything) – Musician
            786. Chahyld – Artist and Producer
            787. Lullie – Musician
            788. Charlie Sabine – Producer
            789. Evan Miles – Musician
            790. GOLD!E BRON$ON – Musician
            791. Nick Stanley (aka Sick Nanley) – Musician
            792. Craig Walker – Musician (Power of Dreams)
            793. Ian Olney – Musician (Power of Dreams)
            794. Stefan Murphy – Musician
            795. Omo Aston – Singer/songwriter
            796. Oisín Singleton – Musician (Sourfruit)
            797. Cian Rellis – Musician (Sourfruit)
            798. Eoin Byrne – Musician (Sourfruit)
            799. Daniel Farrell – Musician (Sourfruit)
            800. Evan Magee – Musician (Sourfruit)
            801. Eric Ryan – Musician (Sourfruit)
            802. Hassan Olanrewaju Sholola – Artist and producer
            803. Alex Potgieter (aka Awkward Z) – Hip hop artist
            804. Tim Leech-Cleary – Filmmaker, theatremaker and photographer
            805. Gavin Doyle (aka GavinDaVinci) –  Producer and rapper
            806. Bukky Adebowale – Musician
            807. Hannah Worrall – Musician (TOYGIRL)
            808. Aran Hopkinson – Musician (TOYGIRL)
            809. Fiachra O’Mahony – Musician (TOYGIRL)
            810. Ciaran Whelband – Musician (TOYGIRL)
            811. Cian O’Leary Hegarty – Musician (TOYGIRL)
            812. Colin Brady – Filmmaker
            813. Shane Clifford – Comedian
            814. Eoin Dolan – Songwriter and producer
            815. Jim O’Donoghue Martin – Musician (Video Blue)
            816. Salma Ataya – Dancer
            817. Laurie Shaw – Musician and songwriter
            818. Diolmhain Ingram Roche (aka Wastefellow) – Producer and songwriter
            819. Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair –
              Director, writer and producer
            820. Ciaran Lavery – Singer/songwriter
            821. Holly Pereira – Illustrator and muralist
            822. Aoife Nessa Frances – Musician and songwriter
            823. Seán Meehan (aka FYNCH) – Artist and musician
            824. Marcus Lamb – Actor
            825. Andrew Synnott – Composer
            826. Eilís Walsh – Photographer
            827. Laura Mulcahy – Artist, musician, and writer
            828. Tadhg Williams – Musician, Songwriter, Poet
            829. Jamie Mulrooney (aka Doppler)- Songwriter and musician
            830. Tom Mulrooney – Musician
            831. Carole Mulrooney – Musician
            832. Úna Keane – Musician
            833. Colm Keating – Photographer
            834. Joseph Harney (aka Deaf Joe) –  Musician
            835. Tara Flynn – Actor and writer
            836. Oein DeBhairduin – Writer
            837. Leanne McDonagh – Visual artist
            838. Síobhra Quinlan – Vocalist, producer and composer
            839. Eimhear Ní Ghlacáin – Singer
            840. Dena Anuk$a  – DJ and rapper
            841. Finn Arden – Filmmaker
            842. Amir Abu Alrob – Actor and theatre maker
            843. Jack Rua – Pop artist
            844. Cbakl – Artist and producer
            845. Sam Perkin – Composer
            846. Sue Gogan – Musician
            847. Seán Mac Erlaine – Musician and composer
            848. Stevie Grainger – DJ, writer and producer
            849. Veronica Heywood – Artist
            850. Emma O’Halloran – Composer and vocalist
            851. Conor Kelly (aka Chósta) – Electronic Artist
            852. Mary Stokes – Singer
            853. Laura Sheary – Musician (Kyoto Love Hotel)
            854. Joe Geaney – Musician (Kyoto Love Hotel)
            855. Alannah Robins – Artist and singer
            856. Angela Williams – Artist
            857. Dunluvly – Musician
            858. Louise Manifold – Visual artist
            859. Susie Blue – Singer and songwriter
            860. BECAH – Singer and songwriter
            861. Goedele van Laake – Singer
            862. Abigail O’Brien – Visual artist
            863. Christine McQuillan – DJ
            864. Alan Magee – Visual artist
            865. Aideen Barry – Visual artist
            866. Ann Ensor – Installation artist
            867. Debbie Chapman – Visual artist
            868. Aoife Dunne – Artist and art director
            869. Eimear Murphy – Artist
            870. ØMEGA – Rapper and producer
            871. RÓGAN – Rapper and producer
            872. Andrea Walshe – DJ
            873. Aonghus Óg McAnally – Actor and artistic director
            874. Imogen Murphy – Filmmaker
            875. Kira O’Brien – Actor
            876. Aideen Farrell – Visual artist
            877. John Morton – Actor and writer
            878. Jim Nolan – Playwright and theatre director
            879. Bill Murphy – Actor
            880. Fionn Foley – Actor, writer and composer
            881. Patrick Hendrick – Artist and songwriter
            882. Joel Harkin – Singer/songwriter and producer
            883. Nicola Lindsay – Actor
            884. Gerard Lee – Actor and writer
            885. Frieda Meaney – Artist
            886. Dhiaga – Producer
            887. Rose Henderson – Actor and writer
            888. Antoinette Hilliard – Actor
            889. Greg Tisdall – Musician
            890. Pauline Cadell – Actor
            891. Geraldine Creed – Filmmaker and writer
            892. Saoirse Wall – Artist
            893. Tobias Barry – Musician (Babylamb)
            894. Rían Stephens – Musician (Babylamb)
            895. Laoise Fleming – Musician (Babylamb)
            896. Cian King – Musician (Babylamb)
            897. Suzanne Walsh – Artist, writer and musician
            898. Sorcha Shanahan – Actor and theatre maker
            899. Gemma Kearney – Artist
            900. Paula Greevy-Lee – Actor
            901. Evelyn Suttle – Artist
            902. Joan Sugrue – Artist
            903. Laura Keane (aka ELKAE) – Singer and songwriter
            904. Julie Forrester – Visual artist
            905. Judy Carroll Deeley – Visual artist
            906. Justin Larkin – Artist
            907. Tom Stapleton – Musician (King Kong Company)
            908. Joe Lee – Filmmaker and visual artist
            909. Kaye Maahs – Artist
            910. Kiera O’Toole – Artist
            911. John Ketch – Visual artist
            912. Joseph Keating – Visual artist
            913. Peter Lawlor – Musician (Solkatt)
            914. Laurence McKeown – Writer and playwright
            915. Pop Wallace – Musician
            916. Brigid Mae Power – Singer and songwriter
            917. Hannah Mamalis – Writer, actor and comedian
            918. John Byrne – Artist
            919. Chanele McGuinness – Singer/songwriter
            920. Laura Kelly – Visual artist
            921. Máighréad Medbh – Performance poet
            922. Leonard Sheil – Artist
            923. Lian Bell – Artist
            924. Susan Montgomery – Visual artist
            925. Laura O’Hagan – Artist
            926. Enda Wyley – Poet
            927. Aoibheann Carey-Philpott  – Singer, songwriter and artist
            928. Hilary Morley – Visual artist
            929. Ursula Burke – Visual artist
            930. Úna Monaghan – Musician
            931. Geraldine Mitchell – Poet
            932. Stevie Scullion (aka Malojian) –  Singer and songwriter
            933. Paul Casey – Poet
            934. Neil Ó Lochlainn – Musician and composer
            935. Conor Mason – Singer and songwriter
            936. Mark Roper – Poet
            937. Sophie Gough – Sculptor
            938. Yvette Monahan – Photographer
            939. Enda Coyle-Greene – Poet and writer
            940. Sinéad Keogh – Performance installation artist
            941. Katie Donovan – Poet
            942. Emma Flynn – Writer
            943. Paddy Bushe – Poet
            944. Jill Quigley – Artist
            945. Rab Fulton – Author
            946. Sandra Bell – Sculptor
            947. Ruby Wallis – Artist
            948. Emily Peat – Illustrator and graphic designer
            949. Keith Payne – Poet
            950. Grace Wells – Writer and Poet
            951. Sarah Ellen Lundy – Artist
            952. John Ironside – Photographer
            953. Róisín White – Visual artist
            954. Olwyn Whelan – Illustrator
            955. Norah Brennan – Printmaker and Artist
            956. Pete Mullineaux – Poet, dramatist and songwriter
            957. Roisin Meaney – Novelist
            958. Catherine Leahy – Musician – (Magazines)
            959. Tom Crowe – Musician – (Magazines)
            960. Shayne English – Musician – (Magazines)
            961. Dan Doherty – Musician – (Magazines)
            962. Declan O’Rourke – Singer and songwriter
            963. Geraldine Mills – Writer
            964. Lucinda Jacob – Writer
            965. Juno Cheetal – Musician and Composer (Flowers At Night)
            966. Brian Dillon – Musician (Meltybrains?)
            967. Bernhardt McKenna – Musician (Meltybrains?)
            968. Donnacha O Malley – Musician (Meltybrains?)
            969. Micheál Quinn – Musician (Meltybrains?)
            970. Tadhg Byrne – Musician (Meltybrains?)
            971. Éna Brennan (aka Dowry) – Composer
            972. Cathal Ó Curráin – Ceoltóir
            973. Jennifer Moore – Musician and artist
            974. Mary Montague – Poet and writer
            975. Dubh Lee – Musician
            976. Manus Lunny – Musician
            977. Seán Ryan (aka Why-Axis) –  Songwriter, rapper and producer
            978. George Brennan – Composer and musician
            979. Michael Gallen – Musician and composer
            980. Jacob Tiernan – Musician (Turnstiles)
            981. Cillian Ryan – Musician (Turnstiles)
            982. Michael Holly – Artist
            983. Zoë Conway – Musician and Composer
            984. Mary Sullivan – Artist
            985. Sibyl Montague – Artist
            986. Elaine Howley – Musician
            987. Damian McKee – Musician (Beoga)
            988. Seán Óg Graham – Musician (Beoga)
            989. Niamh Dunne – Musician (Beoga)
            990. Ronan Kealy (aka Junior Brother) – Singer
            991. Sarah Bracken – Artist
            992. Orla Whelan – Visual artist
            993. Pamela Connolly – Musician (Pillow Queens)
            994. Rachel Lyon – Musician (Pillow Queens)
            995. Cathy McGuinness – Musician (Pillow Queens)
            996. Sarah Corcoran – Musician (Pillow Queens)
            997. Aoife Blake – Musician and singer
            998. Bríd Murphy – Visual artist
            999. Liz Rackard – Artist
            1000. Sinéad Bermingham – Musician
            1001. Isaac Nelson – Musical Artist
            1002. Aoife Greenham – Author and illustrator
            1003. Paddy Kiernan – Musician and Photographer
            1004. Karen J. McDonnell – Poet and writer
            1005. Tony Whelan – Filmmaker
            1006. Carol Hodder – Painter
            1007. Cecilia Moore – Silversmith and sculptor
            1008. Ciana Fitzgerald – Painter and video artist
            1009. Clíona Ní Laoi – Artist
            1010. Sarah Browne – Artist
            1011. Cecilia Bullo – Visual Artist
            1012. Clare Scott – Visual Artist and writer
            1013. Cormac Boydell – Artist
            1014. Gabhánach de Nógla (aka An Galar Dub) – Musician
            1015. Chrissy Curtin – Illustrator
            1016. Meadhbh McNutt – Writer
            1017. Deirdre O’Mahony – Visual artist
            1018. Emma O’Grady – Theatre maker
            1019. Eileen O’Sullivan – Artist
            1020. Adiba Jaigirdar – Writer
            1021. Deirdre McKenna – Artist/Ealaíontóir
            1022. Charles Hurts – Musician
            1023. Harry Burton – Cartoonist, animator and storyboard artist
            1024. Paul Gaffney – Visual artist
            1025. Paul Mac Cormaic – Artist
            1026. Mary Coll – Poet
            1027. Sanaa El Habbash – Artist and graphic designer
            1028. Olga Magliocco – Artist
            1029. Stephen Bean – Photographer
            1030. Chris Robinson – Visual Artist
            1031. Jimi Cullen – Singer/Songwriter

If you are an Irish artist or an artist based in Ireland and would like to add your signature, please contact culturalboycott [at] ipsc.ie


Irish artists make BDS history, issuing the first nation-wide pledge’ to boycott Israeli apartheid

Statement by PACBI
Occupied Ramallah, August 5th, 2010

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) strongly welcomes the Irish artists’ ‘pledge’ to boycott Israeli cultural institutions until Israel complies with international law. This pledge not only represents a significant victory for the ethical responsibilities of international cultural figures; a key factor in the cultural boycott of Israel, but is a ground breaking strategy in supporting Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice.

In the last few years, many international cultural figures have come out in support of the cultural boycott of Israel. A statement authored by John Berger in support of the boycott gathered dozens of signatures, including some celebrities. [1] Montreal, Canada, witnessed a most impressive initiative in this respect, where 500 artists issued a statement this last February committing themselves to “fighting against [Israeli] apartheid” and calling upon “all artists and cultural producers across the country and around the world to adopt a similar position in this global struggle” for Palestinian rights. [2] Yet, the Irish artists have raised the bar of solidarity by pioneering the first nation-wide cultural stance in support of the boycott of Israel.

Inspired by the South African anti-apartheid cultural boycott, the Palestinian academic and cultural boycott call [3] has relied entirely on moral pressure, appealing to the conscience of the artists in question as well as their fans. The main rationale behind this call is that performing in a state that practices occupation, colonization and apartheid, as Israel does, cannot be regarded as a purely artistic act, if any such act exists. Regardless of intentions, such an act is a conscious form of complicity that is manipulated by Israel in its frantic efforts to whitewash its persistent violations of international law and Palestinian rights. This is because artistic performances in Israel promote a “business as usual” attitude that normalizes and sanitizes a state that has persistently committed war crimes over several decades — in Gaza, Jerusalem, the Naqab (Negev), and most recently, in the high seas against international humanitarian relief workers aboard the Freedom Flotilla.

An artist who performs in Israel today — just like any artist who violated the boycott and performed in Sun City, South Africa, during apartheid — can only be seen by Palestinians and people of conscience around the world as motivated by profit and personal gain far more than by moral principles. We realize that Israeli concert promoters offer large sums of money to lure international performers as part of the Foreign Ministry-run “Brand Israel”[4] campaign, designed explicitly to hide Israel’s criminal violations of human rights under a guise of artistic and scientific glamour and a deceptive image of cultural excellence and “liberalism.” But we hope artists will resist the temptation and assert the primacy of human rights and justice over financial reward. Within this context, the main impact of the boycott at this stage is to expose Israel as a pariah, to increase its isolation, thus raising the price of its injustices against the Palestinian people and challenging international complicity in perpetuating its occupation and apartheid.

The Palestinian academic and cultural boycott movement has not witnessed a sustained surge in cultural boycott of Israel such as has occurred in the last year and a half, since the Israeli war of aggression on Gaza. Today, major performing artists are cancelling concerts in Israel and world bestselling authors are endorsing BDS. [5] With this growth, the movement is showing more signs of its potential to transform international opinion in much the way that the divestment movement isolated the South African apartheid regime. In 1965, the American Committee on Africa, following the lead of prominent British arts associations, sponsored a historic declaration against South African apartheid, signed by more than 60 cultural personalities. It read: “We say no to apartheid. We take this pledge in solemn resolve to refuse any encouragement of, or indeed, any professional association with the present Republic of South Africa, this until the day when all its people shall equally enjoy the educational and cultural advantages of that rich and beautiful land.” [6] A year before that, in 1964, the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement promoted a declaration signed by 28 Irish playwrights that they would not permit their work to be performed before segregated audiences in South Africa. [7] Today, Irish and Canadian artists have opened up the way for achieving the same level of commitment from international artists in isolating apartheid Israel.

The great majority of Palestinian cultural figures stand solidly behind the call for a cultural boycott of Israel, [8] as do all the main cultural institutions and associations. Palestinian artists often express the commonly held view that world artists have a moral obligation to uphold universal principles of human rights and justice in order to help end this multi-tiered oppression against the Palestinians. Irish artists have today taken a historic step in enhancing the movement that would exert effective pressure on Israel and bring about freedom and just peace. For that, we salute these principled and ethically responsible Irish artists.

PACBI

www.PACBI.org

pacbi@pacbi.org

Notes:

[1] http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=415

[2] http://www.tadamon.ca/post/5824

[3] http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=869

[4] http://www.israel21c.org/opinion/jewish-week-marketing-a-new-image

[5] http://www.pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=1291

[6] http://www.tcg.org/publications/at/MayJune08/positions.cfm

[7] http://www.anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/boycotts/cultural.html

[8] http://pacbi.org/etemplate.php?id=315

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