We all like to see our kids doing art and drama at school. We might visit a museum on foreign travels to see Van Gogh paintings, Picasso sculptures or a fresco by de Vinci.
But can the arts help a business in Ireland to survive the current economic climate? Can engagement between the arts and the worlds of manufacturing or commerce enrich and enliven a business helping it to thrive?
Brian Cleary from Clonmel Chamber talks to focuSMEireland.com about how the arts can bring commerce into towns. He also talks about a new campaign in the town which aims to inspire a year appreciation for shopping local, not just around times of big events like Christmas.