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Deadline approaches for Parliamentary inquiry into cuts in heritage funding

Posted August 27th, 2010 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Next Thursday, September 2nd – is the deadline for submissions to the Parliamentary Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s inquiry into the potential impact of budget cuts for heritage and arts.  They want to know about:

  • what impact recent, and future, spending cuts from central and local government will have on the arts and heritage at a national and local level
  • what arts organisations can do to work more closely together in order to reduce duplication of effort and to make economies of scale
  • what level of public subsidy for the arts and heritage is necessary and sustainable
  • whether the current system, and structure, of funding distribution is the right one
  • what impact recent changes to the distribution of National Lottery funds will have on arts and heritage organisations
  • whether the policy guidelines for National Lottery funding need to be reviewed
  • the impact of recent changes to Department for Culture, Media and Sport arm’s-length bodies – in particular the abolition of the UK Film Council and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council
  • whether businesses and philanthropists can play a long-term role in funding arts at a national and local level
  • whether there need to be more government incentives to encourage private donations

Visit this page on the Parliament website to find out how to submit.  Hat tip to Community Media Association.

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