D’log on the arts cuts

D’log continues his coverage of Arts Council cuts. The Guardian article he links to gives a bit of context:

Nearly 200 arts organisations in England have been told that their funding will end from next April in the biggest and most bloody cull since the Arts Council was set up more than 50 years ago.

Many organisations will, however, have had good news. Of the 990 bodies which get funding, three-quarters have been told to expect inflation or above rises.

and informs us that Birmingham Jazz are getting a grant increase from £23,000 to £71,500 so we should hopefully see some interesting work from them next year building on the success of Rush Hour Blues. Who knows, they might even get that blog going again.