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Midlands TUC Cultural Manifesto

Musicians’ Union (MU) Midlands is exploring how to use the Midlands Cultural Manifesto as a campaigning tool to encourage the West Midlands Combined Authority and local councils to support music.

The Musicians’ Union (MU), along with our entertainment union colleagues and backed by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), recently launched a Midlands Cultural Manifesto.
The Manifesto has lots of great ideas about how we can boost the cultural agenda for workers through the use of public policy, inward investment, and union collective bargaining.
The next stage is to use the Manifesto as a campaigning tool to take out to public bodies to encourage them to get involved to make it happen.
MU Midlands Regional Organiser Stephen Brown is currently in discussions with the TUC about the strategy for this so it can be presented to the Midland’s Culture & Leisure Industries Committee, and in turn the West Midlands Combined Authority and local councils.
Public arts spending in the Midlands is less than £5 per head versus London, which receives near £70 per head. This is the scale of the challenge we face in the Midlands to secure cultural equality, despite our great cultural heritage.
Find out more and read the manifesto.

Published: 06/07/2017

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