Guildhall Press Statement

Paul Hippsley, managing editor of the Derry-based publishing house, releases statement following news that the Arts Council of Northern Ireland have withdrawn its funding

Guildhall Press are very grateful for Arts Council of Northern Ireland funding over the last ten or so years of our 36 years in business.

We have existed for the majority of our time with other sources of funding, income generation and commercial funders and will overcome this temporary setback. We are confident that we will continue to succeed and prevail in the future.

We greatly appreciate all the support, good will and loyalty shown to date from our partners, colleagues, friends and the general public and long may this continue.

Disappointed as we are in the arts cuts (which contributed to 30% of our funding), we will be lodging a formal appeal on this decision. Again, thank you for all your support.