Majority of public back funding for university arts courses, as Gavin Williamson plans cut in support

The i

11 Jun 2021

by Will Hazell

A poll of 1,699 British adults carried out by YouGov for the Public Campaign for the Arts found that 57 per cent of people thought it was “fairly” or “very important” for the Government to maintain funding for the creative and performing arts.

Jack Gamble, the director of Public Campaign for the Arts, said: “This poll is proof that to most people in Britain, arts education matters – students should be able to choose arts courses in higher education, and the Government should maintain its important funding for them. “We urge Gavin Williamson to listen to the public, and to abandon these damaging cuts now.”