Cardiff council’s proposed arts and culture budget cuts

New Theatre by Tom Beardshaw

New Theatre Cardiff under threat from council budget cuts… photo by Tom Beardshaw

We don’t often post things like this, but as our local rag the Western Mail reports, Cardiff council budget cuts are threatening a number of the city’s cultural venues. We don’t have that many! We need to keep the ones we have! The New Theatre and St David’s Hall are under threat, and a number of Cardiff-based arts organisations also face grant cuts.

Read more details about the proposed cuts on the Western Mail’s website here: Cardiff cultural venues under threat as subsidies set to be slashed

Cardiff Council are currently running a public consultation on the proposed cuts – not just to arts but to a whole load of different services. The consultation runs until Friday 13 February 2014, and the opinions gathered will be fed into the proposed new budget – due to be discussed by the cabinet on February 20 and debated at full council on February 27. Access the survey about the proposed arts and culture cuts here

There’s also a petition that’s been set up to stop the proposed sale of St David’s Hall and the New Theatre … go here to access that petition: Change.org – Stop the proposed sale of St David’s Hall and New Theatre

 

What do you think about the budget cuts proposed? Make sure you take part in the consultation above, and leave your comments below.