To: Gavin Williamson, education secretary

Save funding for the arts

Save funding for the arts

Do not implement proposed 50% funding cut for the arts at universities.

Why is this important?

It is vital for our cultural wellbeing that we have a flourishing arts sector that is accessible to anyone with a talent and passion for the arts. If this cut goes ahead, only wealthy students will be able to study subjects such as music, drama and dance. This will not only stifle creativity and innovation in the arts, but have a hugely detrimental impact on an industry worth billions to the UK economy (music alone was worth £5.8 billion in 2019).