If you’ve been following, last week I wrote about the grotesque cuts to public arts funding that the BC provincial government levied. And grotesque it is. In a media release distributed today, Alliance for Arts and Culture explains
the provincial government is planning to cut over 80% of what has consisted of only 1/20th of 1% of the provincial budget.
And if you need a reminder of who’s affected by this, consider that the first ones to feel the hurt will be events like The Word On The Street (which has ALWAYS been presented FREE) or music programs; the kinds of programs that visit children’s schools for a deeply discounted fee or free. Then think about what happens to our idea of arts and culture in the long-run. Think about your favorite artist, musician, poet, actor. There won’t be any next-generation iterations of the artists and arts that enrich our lives unless we give our support to the arts now!
TODAY! The Alliance for Arts & Culture wants you to visit the Vancouver Art Gallery at noon today and join their rally.