2022-11-24 06:09:57

Tamara Rojo: Ballet star attacks England arts funding decision

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By Katie Razzall

Culture editor

One of the ballet world's biggest stars says transferring arts funding out of London is punishing the capital and will not help anybody.

Tamara Rojo, outgoing Artistic Director at English National Ballet, says she is worried about the UK's future as a global centre for culture.

She accused Arts Council England of simplistic decision-making.

The council says its ambition is to ensure a more even spread of funding across all the country.

The development agency was directed by the government to move investment, which is funded by the taxpayer, outside London. It recently announced a 446m package for England's cultural institutions over the next three years.

  • London venues lose out in arts funding shake-up
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An extra 43m a year is going into culture provision outside London. But tens of millions have been cut from some of the capital's best known institutions and some have lost Arts Council funding altogether.

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan said, while the government continues to support icons including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Shakespeare Company, this announcement will see organisations in places all too often overlooked get the support they need to transform access to the arts for everyone.

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