Monday, May 14, 2007

can't get more critical than this, copy and paste to everyone you can email, come on!

I am passing on this email to anyone who is interested in trying to prevent cuts to Arts Council funding.

You might remember a petition opposing road charging making headlines a few months ago - we have an opportunity to do something similar to oppose the planned cuts to Arts Council funding.

On the Number 10 Downing Street website there is already a petition up and running which aims to:

'Stop the chancellor using Lottery money to plug the funding gap in the 2012 Olympics.’

This is opposing the reallocation of resources to the Olympics of which the 35% reduction of grants for the arts is a part.

To submit your name to this petition click on this link:

It has already gathered 5000 signatures and closes on 16 September 2007. If it gets to 40,000 signatures it would make it into the top 5 most popular petitions on the site! Currently, the petition in the number 4 spot is 'Continue funding for the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team'. Surely in the arts world we are able to gather a similar if, not larger number, of supporters.

Very popular petitions seem to generate responses from the Prime Minister prior to the petition closing, so this really is a way to draw the attention to widespread concern and opposition to the proposed 35% reduction in Grants for the Arts funding.

Do forward this email on to colleagues, friends, and collaborators encouraging them to add their name to the petition.


Blogger PaulGood said...

hi jay. cant figure out how to get my blog added any ideas?. this is kirsty by the way not paul.
and paul thought your tape performance was very good.tape is good. from paul good.

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