Councils cutting arts and culture budgets by nearly a fifth

posted on 15 April 2016, updated on 15 April 2016

Investment in arts and culture by local authorities has fallen by £236m since 2010, a new report has revealed.

Funding Arts and Culture in an Age of Austerity, published by the Arts Council on 13 April, shows that while councils in England are still the biggest investors at £1.2bn a year, funding was still cut by 17% with further cuts expected to come.

The report shows that London boroughs saw the largest cuts to arts and culture spending at 19% between 2010 and 2015.

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