Theatre can learn from Philip Hedley in the battle against local arts cuts

The Stage

10 Jan 2024

Comment piece
by Alistair Smith

As Campaign for the Arts’ Jack Gamble pointed out in last week’s issue: “Last year, councils invested more than £2 billion in culture and library services in England alone – that’s more than twice as much as Arts Council England. But because of austerity and inflation, it’s 40% less per person than in 2010. As pressures mount on the services councils have legal duties to provide – especially social care – there are growing risks to everything else.”