Tuesday, December 07, 2010

In defence of arts funding

On the Guardian theatre blog, Guild member Sarah Grochala urges people to join the campaign against arts funding cuts.
We are all busy, but if we focus too exclusively on individual battles, there is a danger we will lose the overall war. The DCMS's four-year plan implies a slow death for the Arts Council. As much as we might grumble about ACE from time to time, surely none of us want to see its demise. Events such as Cut Off might not offer any new perspective on the current situation but they serve to remind us that our voices are strongest when we speak out as a community. Together we should be able to collect enough signatures to instigate a Commons debate on the arts. It may not change anything, but it's worth a shot.
You can sign the Save the Arts petition here.

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