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Cutswatch: you tell us where arts are feeling the squeeze

The arts community is expected to feel the impact of government austerity measures in the coming months, but we want you to help us paint a detailed picture of where the axe strikes.

Last week, Arts Council England announced how it plans to effect the £19m of cuts imposed upon it by the coalition government. The announcement occasioned a sigh of relief among many arts professionals as, thanks to the deployment of reserve funds, cuts will currently be limited to 0.5% of funding for all the 880 organisations the Arts Council supports. As Lyn Gardner writes today, this is unlikely to be the end of the matter, so reliant are many organisations on local funding that could well dwindle as a result of today's guardian.co.uk on Budget" href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/budget">budget and this autumn's spending review.

It's a complicated situation and one that will result in some organisations being hit much harder than others. This is where Cutswatch comes in. We're setting up this page to allow you, the professionals and the punters, to share with us the details of cuts as they are implemented. When jobs are lost or investment scrapped, we want you to tell us about it. Our reporters will be updating it with their own information too, making this – we hope – a one-stop shop for information on arts cuts.

So share your news below the line or make suggestions as to areas we should be investigating:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/theatreblog/2010/jun/22/arts-funding-cuts-watch?intcmp=239

 


 


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