LGA responds to Arts Council England funding

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to Arts Council England’s announcement to provide £160 million for the cultural sector.

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"It is particularly positive that some of this funding will provide support to the freelancers and self-employed creative people who are vital to the health of our cultural sector, and who are largely unsupported by other measures announced to date.

“Councils up and down the country are looking closely at how their own grant programmes, contracts and investments can be adapted and amended to support our local cultural organisations.”