Throughout the country, years of under-investment, the aftermath of the dissolution of the metropolitan councils, the effects of the poll-tax debacle and now the uncertainties of reorganisation on local authority funding are taking their toll on large and small, conventional and innovative alike.
All hope cannot be vested in the proceeds of the lottery - buildings need revenue and the prestigious need the ginger effect of the experimental. Celebration of the millennium will be vacuous if the valuable outreach and educational work currently undertaken by arts organisations is cut.
Director, Visual Arts and Galleries Association
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