Nicky Getgood’s written a brief but thoughtful piece on Ikon Eastside’s place in Digbeth’s cultural scene and what it might mean if the place were to close as a result of the recently announced funding cuts. The BPo reported on the possibility of this happening yesterday with a few quotes hinting at the situation at Ex … [Read more…]
You may remember some discussion on this site about the impending announcement of Birmingham City Council’s arts budget cuts. Well, following a Cabinet meeting yesterday, the results are in. My first boss always told me to work from first principles and sources, therefore: The Cabinet report is here (PDF); and The figures are here (Excel … [Read more…]
Last night I was sent a link to a document showing what appears to be the amount of funding Birmingham City Council will put into arts organisations over the next few years. I ummed and ahhed about posting it but it’s all over Twitter this morning anyway. Big caveat on this – I’ve not heard an official … [Read more…]
You know the deal by now. I witter on about cuts to arts funding and make up for it all with a picture of a bunny at the end. Only this time it’s a video. Now, the good thing about writing this twelve hours after today’s announcement is that everyone else has summarised, pontificated and … [Read more…]
These cuts will inevitably have a significant impact on the cultural life of the country For local info on what’s happening, birminghambudgetcuts.blogspot.com might be worth keeping an eye on. What do you make of it all?
Culture Guide September Issue « Area Culture Guide “The September edition of the Culture Guide is awaiting your perusal” Job going at Bright Space They’re after a new new Creative Programmer for Primary, Early Years and Special Schools Creative Networks: Interactive Music & Sound Design “Creative Networks welcomes Matt Black, Audio Manager at Blitz Games … [Read more…]