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7 Apr 2010

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ARTS COUNCIL CHIEF URGES COUNCILS TO KEEP ARTS INVESTMENT

Arts Council Chief Executive Alan Davey urges local authorities to maintain their investment in the arts. He argues that the arts confers economic and social benefits and can play an ever greater roles in the success of local communities.

Even though public finance will be under great pressure, the arts can deliver great benefit, he argued, in a recent speech. He pointed to examples of the arts contributing a great deal to local economies.

His full speech is on the Arts Council's web site

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