Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some hope for restoration of arts funding

One of the ways BC artists have been working to address the proposed cuts to arts funding by the BC Liberals is through a Facebook group called "Organizing Against Campbell's Cuts To The Arts." Here's a recent note from the group.

Dear members,

Today the Report on the Budget 2010 Consultations by the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services was released, and they've recommended restoration of arts funding. The full report can be found here, and the relevant arts-related portion is excerpted here.

Thanks to everyone who wrote in to the committee and all the work done by Keith Higgins, Amir and the Alliance for Arts, and all the many who presented at the hearings, because as the report states, the impact was strongly felt by the committee.

But we need to keep fighting now - there's no guarantee the government will take these recommendations to heart.

Lindsay Brown

Lots more at the website Stop BC Arts Cuts

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