In the six months since the Lost Arts project launched in June, it estimates that over £20m has been lost to UK arts funding, with a sum in the region of £41m subsequently lost to the national economy.
The project runs to 2015 and is supported by the Musicians’ Union, UNITE, Equity, the NUJ, The Writers Guild, PCS, Bectu and Prospect.
Campaign coordinator Maddy Radcliff is keen to emphasise the project is not solely about recording monetary figures.
‘We’re archiving what exactly will be lost as a result of the funding cuts. Lost Arts wants to ensure that cuts are exhaustively recorded. We want real-life experiences.
Lost Arts needs anybody who has been affected by a cut to get in touch and tell his / her story to firstname.lastname@example.org.’
There is an easy-to-complete form via which individuals and organisations can share their experiences at lost-arts.org/cuts/, or you can email your story direct to email@example.com. The project’s Twitter page is @LostArts_ and on Facebook.
Posted: November 25, 2011