Magazine article Art Monthly

D-Day for Cuts

Magazine article Art Monthly

D-Day for Cuts

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Chancellor George Osborne announced the results of the government's spending review the day Art Monthly went to press. The positive news from the Treasury in terms of the arts is that three flagship programmes will continue: free access to public museums, and the Tate Modern and British Museum extensions will go ahead. While many feared 25-40% cuts over the coming four years, the government presented a headline figure of 15% cuts to 'core programmes': public galleries and museums, and what it refers to as 'Arts Council England funding to frontline arts'. Naturally, the devil is in the detail. ACE has actually been handed a 29.6% cut, with 14% of that--almost half of the four year cut--coming in the first year. So ACE's annual spend goes from its current level of about 450m [pounds sterling] down to 388171 [pounds sterling] next year, finally dropping down to 350m [pounds sterling] for the financial year 2014-15. The Treasury's 15% cut to 'frontline arts' is what ACE is planning to pass on to its Regularly Funded Organisations (RFOs), although ACE has previously indicated that not all current RFOs will retain that status, and no doubt other ACE funding programmes, such as its grants for arts, will be severely affected. …

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