England In The Grip Of Arts Funding Crisis
England is currently in the midst of severe arts funding cuts and according to some, the very fabric of British culture will be threatened, as a result.
The Arts Council of England, the body that distributes funding to a wide variety of artists and arts projects, has already received a 21% cut in funding, but the government is demanding another 50% cut within the ACE over coming months.
The arts are a universal language, reminding us that the factors that unite us are huge, wonderful and exciting, and that what divides us is small and mean. In the arts, Britain is still a superpower. The whole world flocks to visit the Tate, the National Theatre or the Sage. This government should realise what it has got and stop bashing culture.