Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Arts funding threat

On The Guardian theatre blog, Lyn Gardner warns that 2007 could be a critical year for funding of the arts.
In 2007, Arts Council clients will discover what level of funding they can expect for the three years from April 2008. As local governments feel the pressure to cut spending and money is diverted to sport in the run up to the 2012 Olympics, it seems likely that screams of anguish will ring out all over the theatrical community. And that's just from established clients, let alone those who still hope to get a foot on the funding ladder.

2 comments:

  1. It's great to come across more and more refreshingly accessible drama blogs on the world wide web.

    Theatre blogs are few and far between, compared with movie release blogs, or music blogs, for instance, which is a great shame.

    It's also a crying shame that funding may stunt the growth of theatre writers, directors, and performers in the UK.

    www.komedykollective.com

    Komedy Kollective Theatre (UK)

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  2. This sure is concerning, I fear this trend is going to get worse before it gets better...
    Matt

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