Equity's Independent Theatre Arts Committee
TUC March for the Alternative
26 March, 11am - 4.30pm, Hyde Park, London
A huge march and rally protesting against government funding cuts involving all unions in the TUC. Equity members are assembling at 11am under the Equity banner on Victoria Embankment.

For more information about joining the march visit the TUC's March for the Alternative Website
March for the Alternative poster for download
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Local Government Briefing document
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Taster from he Local Government Breifing document.

The arts budget is usually a comparatively small amount of local government expenditure yet the benefits it brings to people’s lives are immense. Investment in cultural activities can drive regeneration, community cohesion, tourism revenues and employment.

Any significant cuts to public funding for the arts inevitably places the sustainability of many organisations at risk. This will impact on the employment, training and development opportunities available to actors, performers and creative professionals working not just in theatres but also those working at local authority sponsored events, festivals and in venues providing entertainment for the elderly. The cuts also threaten companies working with young people and community groups.

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