Cardiff Council Budget Announcement
In light of yesterday's bugdget announcement by Cardiff Council and the proposed £10,000 cut to Chapter's grant funding, our Director, Andy Eagle, has released the following statement:
"This is very disappointing news. We appreciate the financial pressures that the council is under and anticipated a cut, we were however led to believe that this would be equitable across the rest of the cultural provision across the city. Clearly it was not and we are seeking clarification on the rationale behind this decision. Chapter has over 800,000 visitors to the centre, presents a high quality local and international programme, directly supports the artistic community of Cardiff and Wales to realise their ambitions in theatre, dance, film and visual arts and is the focal point for the diverse communities of Canton. We will be appealing this decision." - Andy Eagle, Director
You can see full details of the Council budget announcement on their website here.
How you can help
You can complete the Cardiff Council budget consultation survey here: www.surveys.cardiff.gov.uk/budget/
You can also write to your local Councillors and copy in Huw Thomas, Cabinet member for Sport, Leisure and Culture. Click here to find contact details for Huw Thomas.
To find contact details for your local Councillors, either visit the Cardiff Council website here or visit www.writetothem.com.