Letter: Palace drawings cost student dear

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The Independent Online
Sir: You correctly note that business support of capital projects in the arts has suffered a major drop from pounds 13.9m to pounds 5.3m, which could indicate a problem for Lottery projects. ("Lottery Funding Threat", 18 January). However, the article implies that this figure covers all business sponsorship of the arts.

In truth, the arts sponsorship market is in an extremely healthy position, with overall business support of the arts standing at pounds 79.8m - dipping only slightly from the previous year's record high.

COLIN TWEEDY

Director General

The Association for Business Sponsorship of the Arts

London SE1

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