Arts can't be a Budget casualty
Published 05/08/2010 | 05:00
Many talented people in the arts sector have seen opportunities for work dry up, following funding cuts imposed by the Government last year.
Withdrawal of funding from arts projects takes away employment opportunities for visual and performing artists, and has a negative impact on the quality of life of the project participants, for example, youth and eldercare projects.
Funding provided by the Government for the arts is not an indulgence to benefit an elite few, but an investment in the quality of life of our citizens of all ages and abilities.