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Human chain for arts and culture

From Lost Arts:

If you care about arts and culture, join us for a human chain in front of the National Gallery to protect arts funding.

Since 2010, the overall budget of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been cut by over a third.

The most recent cut to arts and culture could lead to a third of those supported by Arts Council England receiving a 100% cut. At the same time, local government’s arts and culture spend has been cut by £124 million. The government continues to make cuts to arts and culture and ignore its true value.

Arts and culture costs just 14p per person per week. Creative industries employ 2.5 million people.

For every £1 invested in arts & culture, up to £6 is generated for the local economy. It is directly responsible for at least £865m of spending by tourists every year

People who visited a museum were 20% more likely to report good health and 37% more likely to report high life satisfaction than those who did not. Access to arts and culture is not a luxury, it’s a human right.

We are forming a human chain in front of the National Gallery to call on the government to protect funding for arts and culture.

Show your support! Join the human chain in front of the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London at 6pm on Wednesday 18 September.

Tweet your support for arts funding using #LinkUpForArt and say you’re going on the Facebook event page and spread the word.

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