Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Michael S. Wright on 'UK Arts Council Grants': "The 'axe' is likely to hit the music industry"

[Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters; Reyahn King et al.; National Portrait Gallery of the U.K. (1997)]

Michael S. Wright is head of the International Society for African to American Music. He sends AfriClassical this commentary:

“The UK Government are about to announce £100 million cuts in grants by the Arts Council at 10am today. The 'axe' is likely to hit the music industry that is already being strained by local authority cut backs. This will mean it could become much more difficult for obtaining support for concerts, festivals, local theatre etc. These are the sort of events that I have been trying to raise interest in. It could also impact on regional orchestras.

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