Rishi Sunak – support the arts in every community

In the coming weeks, Rishi Sunak will set the Government’s spending plans for the next three years.

As the UK recovers from lockdown, arts organisations have a key role to play in rebuilding and uniting our communities.

The Arts Map shows their vital place at the heart of villages, towns and cities across our country. They enliven our High Streets and enrich our local economies. They boost our wellbeing and local pride. They bring us together and activate our creativity.

The Government’s unprecedented, £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund was an important step towards ensuring their survival. But social distancing continues to present major challenges for many to reopen.

In the Comprehensive Spending Review, we urge the Government to shore up their investment in our globally-renowned creative industries, unleashing their potential to help our communities recover.

  • Protect funding for local authorities, so they can support arts venues to reopen where we live;
  • Sustain funding for the Arts Councils, so they can cultivate creativity in all four nations of the UK;
  • Invest in new arts projects and initiatives, so our world-class arts workforce can help to bring our communities back together.

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