Thursday, December 13, 2007

...if you care about the future of theatre in this country, or indeed, the present of it...

It seems Arts Council Yorkshire have cut their support to the National Student Drama Festival, declaring that they want to "refocus our investment". I just can't stress enough the extent to which there is no single thing that Arts Council Yorkshire which would be more effective in screwing up the future of theatre (and, indeed, of theatre criticism) in the UK. The Festival has until January 15th to appeal, and are putting together a petition to support the appeal.

Go here and sign the petition.


I'll put together a fuller post on the subject when i've managed to speak to some people at the Festival and get a bit more information about the situation and their plans. In the meantime, does anyone know enough html to put together a button that people might be able to paste into their blogs? i'm looking at you Davis Wateracre...

3 comments:

Davis Wateracre said...

Yes. I can do that. What would you like it to say?

alexf said...

"hey arts council yorkshire, Leave those funky kids alone!"?

i think you should work some of your graphical magic and produce something a bit like the unsubscribe one. you're far more likely to come up with a clever witty slogan than i am...

claire said...

that would be awesome.

hurrah for blogging about it alex. it's making me happy to see notes and blogs sprouting up everywhere like mushrooms. the good kind.