So, it’s now been a week since the government announced it’s program of funding cuts to almost all aspects of public life, including the Arts. In the run up, concerns were raised about what this will mean for the arts in Britain. Although lots has been written, and will be written, about what these cuts will mean in the long term, I thought I’d summarise the general responses, and then give you a few links for you to find out more yourself…
Basically, it seems the cuts were deeper than most would’ve liked, but not as bad as some feared. But what will that actually mean:
If you live in or near London: you’ll still get into Tate for free, but it’d be nice if some rich business men helped out a bit.
If you live in the rest of the UK: the cutting-edge work of small galleries and regional theatre companies is pretty much doomed, unless a rich business man helps them out.
Obviously there’s more to it that that, but it’s a start. Here are a few other helpful articles (from the Guardian):