Thursday, 31 March 2011

National Portfolio Funding

Red Earth Theatre is delighted to have been awarded National Portfolio funding from Arts Council England.

This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue our work with partners across the Midlands and nationally and to develop dynamic and inclusive theatre that reaches wider audiences.
We feel very sad about the loss of funding to many strong and creative organisations, to colleagues and friends.

The impact of this government's cuts to the arts, coupled with cuts in public funding for humanities teaching in higher education and the absence of the arts from the new baccalaureate, will be most acutely felt by children and young people - the lifeblood of our cultural future.
"Of all the cuts, those to libraries and the arts are particularly heartbreaking. It's in places such as libraries and theatres that people learn to think of new ideas, and dream of different ways of living."

David Peace, novelist

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