Newcastle city council cuts all funding to arts organisations

Theatre_Royal,_Newcastle_upon_TyneNewcastle City Council is to cut 100% of its funding to arts organisations in the city by 2016 in the effort to save the council
£90million.

Proposals from the council state: ‘The city benefits from vibrant and popular cultural institutions, but given the scale of government cuts it will not be possible for us to play as significant a role in their funding in the future. We therefore propose to work with cultural institutions to manage a substantial reduction in their funding from the council, with some institutions needing to secure their future without council resources by 2016.’

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