Arts Asia, Nuffield Theatre and John Hansard Gallery to find out funding today

Daily Echo: Art Asia is among a number of arts groups to find out funding today Art Asia is among a number of arts groups to find out funding today

THE head of the Arts Council says he fears for the future of the arts outside London, ahead of £25m of fresh funding cuts.

Sir Peter Bazalgette comments came as arts organisations across the region will today find out what funding they are likely to get.

The decison will be made on which of 696 “National Portfolio Organisations” – including five in Southampton – will continue to receive cash from next year.

Overall funding will plunge by £25m, despite the Arts Council switching cash from the national lottery to ease some of the pain of steep Government cuts.

Meanwhile, local authorities, the main funder of arts organisations and projects, faced many more years of their own cuts, Sir Peter said.

Giving evidence to an inquiry by MPs, he warned: “The area I’m most concerned about is outside London “It’s more difficult to raise money philanthropically and many arts institutions are co-funded with local authorities. Those authorities are, in parallel, under great spending pressure.

“Reductions to local authority funding will go on for another three or four years. There’s a possibility that we will lose a very large slug of arts funding – it’s a great concern.”

A total of 696 organisations are receiving £1billion from the Arts Council between 2012 and 2015, including five in Southampton:

  • Nuffield Theatre – which “creates inspirational performances for Southampton and further afield” and presents visiting artists.
  • John Hansard Gallery – visual art, based on the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus.
  • Art Asia – which promotes a “rich and exciting experience of South Asian arts” in Southampton and across the South East.
  •  Southampton City Council.
  •  A branch of Artswork – which helps run projects for young people.

Groups have been told they must show they are “distinct and complementary” to avoid being struck off the funding list from 2015.

But Sir Peter added: “We are confident that, when we come out of where we are, we will have preserved most of that portfolio. That will be quite an achievement.”

The inquiry, by the Commons culture, media and sport select committee, has been set up to explore growing protests that London grabs too much of the shrinking pot.

But Sir Peter told MPs he was shifting cash to the regions, which now received 70 per cent of funds – up from 60 per cent over most of the period since 1995.

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9:53am Tue 1 Jul 14

All said and done says...

Good waste your own money on art not mine
Good waste your own money on art not mine All said and done
  • Score: -8

10:38am Tue 1 Jul 14

andyfidler1966 says...

All said and done wrote:
Good waste your own money on art not mine
It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation?

To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.
[quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine[/p][/quote]It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that. andyfidler1966
  • Score: 4

11:51am Tue 1 Jul 14

All said and done says...

andyfidler1966 wrote:
All said and done wrote:
Good waste your own money on art not mine
It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation?

To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.
Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?
[quote][p][bold]andyfidler1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine[/p][/quote]It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it? All said and done
  • Score: -2

12:27pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Stapleman says...

All said and done wrote:
andyfidler1966 wrote:
All said and done wrote:
Good waste your own money on art not mine
It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation?

To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.
Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?
No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts".
Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community.
Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa!
[quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyfidler1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine[/p][/quote]It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?[/p][/quote]No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts". Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community. Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa! Stapleman
  • Score: 2

1:25pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Jesus_02 says...

All said and done wrote:
Good waste your own money on art not mine
Societies are ultimately judged by the art they produce. I might be it paintings, pottery, buildings, great public monuments, films, or in your case, virtually incomprehensible comments on local news stories.
[quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine[/p][/quote]Societies are ultimately judged by the art they produce. I might be it paintings, pottery, buildings, great public monuments, films, or in your case, virtually incomprehensible comments on local news stories. Jesus_02
  • Score: 2

2:11pm Tue 1 Jul 14

andyfidler1966 says...

Stapleman wrote:
All said and done wrote:
andyfidler1966 wrote:
All said and done wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine
It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.
Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?
No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts". Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community. Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa!
I'll address this and the comment above together if I may. Taxes are collected to pay for services that are in the COMMON GOOD. Some services I will never use, such as the services of my local womens-health doctor, but I still accept that my taxes pay for these services because they are in the COMMON GOOD.

If you like you can opt out. Please do...but before you go, please confirm that you will no longer drive down my tax funded COMMON GOOD roads, or walk on my tax funded COMMON GOOD pavements. Also, please leave details of where your household rubbish is going to be dumped once you stop using the tax funded COMMON GOOD landfill site. While we are about it, since you will be no longer using my tax funded COMMON GOOD NHS, I suggest that you get yourself medically qualified. Don't forget of course that you will not be able to use the my tax subsidised COMMON GOOD Universities. You will need to go overseas for your education. When you leave please make sure that you dont use the tax payer funded and regulated air space, or indeed a passenger vessel regulated by my tax funded COMMON GOOD Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Before I go, (I'm just going to visit the COMMON GOOD taxpayer funded and regionally important Southampton City Art Gallery) please could you explain exactly when the Arts Council, whose budget we are discussing, became responsible for street cleansing?
[quote][p][bold]Stapleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyfidler1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine[/p][/quote]It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?[/p][/quote]No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts". Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community. Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa![/p][/quote]I'll address this and the comment above together if I may. Taxes are collected to pay for services that are in the COMMON GOOD. Some services I will never use, such as the services of my local womens-health doctor, but I still accept that my taxes pay for these services because they are in the COMMON GOOD. If you like you can opt out. Please do...but before you go, please confirm that you will no longer drive down my tax funded COMMON GOOD roads, or walk on my tax funded COMMON GOOD pavements. Also, please leave details of where your household rubbish is going to be dumped once you stop using the tax funded COMMON GOOD landfill site. While we are about it, since you will be no longer using my tax funded COMMON GOOD NHS, I suggest that you get yourself medically qualified. Don't forget of course that you will not be able to use the my tax subsidised COMMON GOOD Universities. You will need to go overseas for your education. When you leave please make sure that you dont use the tax payer funded and regulated air space, or indeed a passenger vessel regulated by my tax funded COMMON GOOD Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Before I go, (I'm just going to visit the COMMON GOOD taxpayer funded and regionally important Southampton City Art Gallery) please could you explain exactly when the Arts Council, whose budget we are discussing, became responsible for street cleansing? andyfidler1966
  • Score: 3

4:52pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Stapleman says...

andyfidler1966 wrote:
Stapleman wrote:
All said and done wrote:
andyfidler1966 wrote:
All said and done wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine
It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.
Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?
No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts". Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community. Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa!
I'll address this and the comment above together if I may. Taxes are collected to pay for services that are in the COMMON GOOD. Some services I will never use, such as the services of my local womens-health doctor, but I still accept that my taxes pay for these services because they are in the COMMON GOOD.

If you like you can opt out. Please do...but before you go, please confirm that you will no longer drive down my tax funded COMMON GOOD roads, or walk on my tax funded COMMON GOOD pavements. Also, please leave details of where your household rubbish is going to be dumped once you stop using the tax funded COMMON GOOD landfill site. While we are about it, since you will be no longer using my tax funded COMMON GOOD NHS, I suggest that you get yourself medically qualified. Don't forget of course that you will not be able to use the my tax subsidised COMMON GOOD Universities. You will need to go overseas for your education. When you leave please make sure that you dont use the tax payer funded and regulated air space, or indeed a passenger vessel regulated by my tax funded COMMON GOOD Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Before I go, (I'm just going to visit the COMMON GOOD taxpayer funded and regionally important Southampton City Art Gallery) please could you explain exactly when the Arts Council, whose budget we are discussing, became responsible for street cleansing?
Yes, it is the Arts Council budget being discussed, but if this dries up completely for say, Art Asia or some other organisation will the Council step in? The council give, I believe around £46,000 pound to Art Asia, slightly more last year. As for the "Common Good". I prefer the word necessity.
If the NHS, Refuse Services, Universities, Coastguard etc., disappeared tomorrow it would be noticed by everyone pretty quick, although important to some people and nice to have the "Arts" are not in this league.
[quote][p][bold]andyfidler1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stapleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyfidler1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine[/p][/quote]It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?[/p][/quote]No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts". Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community. Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa![/p][/quote]I'll address this and the comment above together if I may. Taxes are collected to pay for services that are in the COMMON GOOD. Some services I will never use, such as the services of my local womens-health doctor, but I still accept that my taxes pay for these services because they are in the COMMON GOOD. If you like you can opt out. Please do...but before you go, please confirm that you will no longer drive down my tax funded COMMON GOOD roads, or walk on my tax funded COMMON GOOD pavements. Also, please leave details of where your household rubbish is going to be dumped once you stop using the tax funded COMMON GOOD landfill site. While we are about it, since you will be no longer using my tax funded COMMON GOOD NHS, I suggest that you get yourself medically qualified. Don't forget of course that you will not be able to use the my tax subsidised COMMON GOOD Universities. You will need to go overseas for your education. When you leave please make sure that you dont use the tax payer funded and regulated air space, or indeed a passenger vessel regulated by my tax funded COMMON GOOD Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Before I go, (I'm just going to visit the COMMON GOOD taxpayer funded and regionally important Southampton City Art Gallery) please could you explain exactly when the Arts Council, whose budget we are discussing, became responsible for street cleansing?[/p][/quote]Yes, it is the Arts Council budget being discussed, but if this dries up completely for say, Art Asia or some other organisation will the Council step in? The council give, I believe around £46,000 pound to Art Asia, slightly more last year. As for the "Common Good". I prefer the word necessity. If the NHS, Refuse Services, Universities, Coastguard etc., disappeared tomorrow it would be noticed by everyone pretty quick, although important to some people and nice to have the "Arts" are not in this league. Stapleman
  • Score: -1

1:22am Wed 2 Jul 14

WalkingOnAWire says...

Stapleman wrote:
All said and done wrote:
andyfidler1966 wrote:
All said and done wrote:
Good waste your own money on art not mine
It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation?

To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.
Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?
No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts".
Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community.
Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa!
Rather than moan about it on here, report it to Actionline on 0800 5 191919. There is a team who specifically go out and pick up fly-tipped rubbish.
[quote][p][bold]Stapleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyfidler1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine[/p][/quote]It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?[/p][/quote]No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts". Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community. Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa![/p][/quote]Rather than moan about it on here, report it to Actionline on 0800 5 191919. There is a team who specifically go out and pick up fly-tipped rubbish. WalkingOnAWire
  • Score: 0

9:17am Wed 2 Jul 14

Stapleman says...

WalkingOnAWire wrote:
Stapleman wrote:
All said and done wrote:
andyfidler1966 wrote:
All said and done wrote:
Good waste your own money on art not mine
It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation?

To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.
Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?
No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts".
Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community.
Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa!
Rather than moan about it on here, report it to Actionline on 0800 5 191919. There is a team who specifically go out and pick up fly-tipped rubbish.
Tried getting through to Actionline on the phone, after waiting ages
gave up.
The team has been cut back drastically, one officer, who is now part time only, last year there were five. SCC Funding cut to one arts organisation £700, priceless! £46,826 to £46,103.
[quote][p][bold]WalkingOnAWire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stapleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyfidler1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All said and done[/bold] wrote: Good waste your own money on art not mine[/p][/quote]It looks like my money was wasted on getting you educated. How about a little punctuation? To address the article, we have some regionally important arts facilities in Southampton, and it would be a shame to risk that.[/p][/quote]Quite frankly I don't care about my punctuation. And if you want to look at pictures, statues and watch shows then pay for them yourself. Why should taxpayers, 90% of whom will never benefit from any from of these "art forms" pay for it?[/p][/quote]No revenue from council tax should be spent on the "Arts". Spend it on what it was originally for, street cleaning, general upkeep of the city etc. This will provide employment that will benefit the whole community. Our street looks like a Tracy Emin effort. I've taken lots of pictures perhaps I could exhibit them. If an un-made bed is worth £140,000 originally, what price then for a whole street of stinking, overfilled wheelie bins, and a dumped sofa![/p][/quote]Rather than moan about it on here, report it to Actionline on 0800 5 191919. There is a team who specifically go out and pick up fly-tipped rubbish.[/p][/quote]Tried getting through to Actionline on the phone, after waiting ages gave up. The team has been cut back drastically, one officer, who is now part time only, last year there were five. SCC Funding cut to one arts organisation £700, priceless! £46,826 to £46,103. Stapleman
  • Score: 1

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