The withdrawal of their entire grant to the London Magazine, one of the best showcases for new (and, indeed, established) talent in the country, has the same frightening ambiguity. The only good news is that ACE's decision is so perverse that it is legally challengeable. Dedalus - and other arts organisations outraged at the treatment - are setting up a joint action under the name Arts vs ACE.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
On The Guardian Books blog, Nicholas Lezard says that Arts Council England's funding cuts to publishers such as Dedalus are helping destroy literary culture.