Further to the DEC's statement on 10th December – see here.
The Arts Council and Sayle Gallery met yesterday, as planned, with an agreed intention to find a way that the Gallery may enjoy a long-term, sustainable future.
The DED is also in discussions with the Gallery with regards to how it may assist.
Both parties concerned agreed that the loss of the Gallery is not a desirable outcome and it is hoped that support from other sectors will complement any future support from the Arts Council.
The Gallery and the Arts Council are continuing their discussions in a spirit of partnership in the hope of reaching a workable and sustainable funding agreement in early February.