New Save The Arts Poster by Jeremy Deller
The total cost of the arts to the average taxpayer is 17p per head per day. That's £62.05 per year. I'm sure most of us can afford that. If cuts of 25% are implemented this will amount to around 12p per head per day a total of £43.80. The Arts contribute far more in tourism returns than they cost. 75% of Britons experienced and enjoyed the arts last year. Most arts organisations run on very low overheads, and the majority of their expenditure is actually on staff and audience engagement. If you cut staff, you kill off the organisations. If you cut audience engagement, you kill the audiences, which also kills off the organisations.