Friday, January 10, 2014
Geographic Arts Rumblings Down South
Keen Commonty-Watchers will remember that a while back we published news of a sensational report into the distribution of arts funding in England - a report produced by our good pal Peter Stark.....see original post- here.
Well our ever-vigilant parliament of the UK variety has picked up the glove tossed by Peter and today announced a "parliamentary inquiry" into the extraordinary truth that arts spend per head of £64 per head in London compares with a princely £4.50 per head in the rest of Engerlandshire.
Arts Professional takes over the story: 'Arts Council England (ACE) is to be the subject of a Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry which is seeking views on whether the geographical distribution of arts funding is fair, and whether there is any justification for the current weighting of this towards London. The inquiry will also examine the scope, scale and remit of ACE and will be examining the economic and artistic criteria that underpin funding decisions. The committee is inviting written submissions from those who wish to contribute. Written submissions can be sent online via a web portal which will be open for submissions until 24th February.'
Full story - here