Arts Council England responds to 29.6% cut in its budget

Arts Council England responds to 29.6% cut in its budget

 Ballet NEWS

Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England said:
“This cut will inevitably have a significant impact on the cultural life of the country.“The Secretary of State has asked us to try to ensure that funding for arts organisations is not cut by more than 15% over the next four years – the tipping point that we identified to the Chancellor some months ago.

“Council had already indicated they will seek to minimise the effect of any cuts to the portfolio of arts organisations we regularly fund and will consider the overall position when it meets on 25 October. We will now be analysing the details of the settlement and the consequences for the arts in this country as a whole.

“We will announce how we will be implementing the cuts shortly after, and will then get on with the job in hand. It will be a tough task but we are determined to manage the cuts in the best possible way for the benefit of the whole arts and cultural sector.”


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3 Responses to Arts Council England responds to 29.6% cut in its budget

  1. Preppy Pink Crocodile October 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    I hate reading stuff like this. Arts have been completely cut from so many public schools in the US too. And even a lot of private schools. Even though they are proven to be critical to learning and life!

  2. Ballet News October 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    Preppy – I agree with you; I think anyone who loves the arts would.

  3. David Wakefield October 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Ironic isn’t it. The Arts Council was set up in bankrupt Britain after WW2 by a Govt that appreciated the importance of the Arts at times of crisis. Even on commercial grounds, the present Government should be sustaining the Creative aspects of our country. It’s one of our rare success stories, admired throughout the world and a major National earner! Our theatres, arts centres etc will need all the support we can muster. Good luck to the Arts Council. They take a lot of flack but they face difficult choices. I wish them well.

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