CFTA responds to draft Welsh Budget 2024-25

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The Welsh Government has revised its spending plans for next year, reducing investment in culture by 11%.

It means the Arts Council of Wales, the National Museums of Wales, the National Library of Wales and Creative Wales will all receive 11% less cash than expected.

Jack Gamble, director of the Campaign for the Arts, said:

“This is a real blow to artists and arts organisations in Wales, and to all who benefit from their work.

We acknowledge that over 80% of the Welsh Government’s budget comes from the UK Government, and that culture has by no means been singled out for cuts.

Nevertheless, public investment in the arts enriches lives, communities, the economy and our whole society. The impacts of less of it will be widely felt.”

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