British government to cut arts budgets by 25% – artists respond

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From Culture Monster, Christopher Knight talks about the proposed extreme cuts of 25% to British arts organizations if government spending reductions go forward. British artists banded together in an effort called Save the Arts to try to stop the cuts. On the jump page is a 4-minute Save the Arts animation by David Shrigley that’s deadpan funny and gets its points across.  From Knight’s story:

“For the next six weeks, when the government’s spending review will be announced, artists associated with the group Save the Arts will release new works that highlight the issue. First up is a four-minute video animation by David Shrigley, in which a farmer at work plowing fields, shearing sheep and feeding the pigs explains to his young son why arts funding matters.”

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25% cuts, cuts to british arts organizations, david shrigley, save the arts

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