The first town in the UK that has eliminated arts completely. Budget cuts slash 100% support to arts and humanities.
How will it feel to be in a place without arts? Can we do without libraries and without theaters? And what about buses? And hospitals?
The politics of cuts continue worldwide in a frenzy in the name of austerity and budget deficit reduction, with the clear feeling that something is wrong. The cuts appear to be happening only in certain obvious areas.
“Ending funding for the arts will save the council £94,000 over three years,” wrote Billy Briggs in his article.
Billy Briggs, “Moray council approves 100% cut in arts funding,” The Guardian, February 13, 2013, http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/feb/13/moray-council-cut-arts-funding .
A question to be asked is perhaps the following: could we reduce the salaries of Moray’s councillors of £94,000 over three years?