#Art is Essential

Here at Crescent Arts we proudly stand with @cvanetwork that #ArtIsEssential

The words ‘ART IS… ESSENTIAL’ is written in bold sans serif font against a turquoise background, the first two words are in purple, and below that is the final word in red.

Help support the campaign!

As a result of the recent challenges we’ve faced over the past two years, and in response to this CVAN (the Contemporary Visual Arts Network) have launched the #ArtIsEssential campaign to demonstrate the visibility of recent government funding cuts, and the detrimental impact this is going to have on the nation-wide arts/cultural sector alongside the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Information about the proposed funding statistics from the CVAN website:

“The Government has proposed that courses in price group C1 – covering subjects in music, dance, drama and performing arts; art and design; media studies; and archaeology – are not among its strategic priorities and will be subject to funding reductions. The proposed reduction of £121.40 per student represents a funding cut of 50 percent in the subsidy to these specialist subjects that are expensive to teach. The visual arts sector strongly disagrees with this proposal and furthermore, alongside the London Art School Alliance, opposes the removal of the London weighting.”

Follow the link for more information on how to get involved in future digital events and protests, information about collaborative support from other creative organisations and how you can have your say in the conversation…

Learn more about the campaign here

Link to press release available here

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