Arts Education Matters
6 May 2021
The UK Government wants to impose a catastrophic 50% funding cut to arts subjects at higher education level in England. Many NI makers studied at Universities that would be severely impacted if these cuts go ahead.
The arts enrich our lives, our communities and our economy. In lockdown, millions turned to them to support their mental health. Before the pandemic, the creative industries were growing five times faster than the UK economy as a whole and generating over £111 billion a year. We risk losing these benefits without proper support for the creative skills underpinning them.
The Public Campaign for the Arts invites you to sign their petition calling for these cuts to be re-considered.