In 2013/14, arts, museums and heritage were funded from two local authorities.
Yearly net spend per person: £0.78
Yearly net spend per person: £2.02
That means your local authorities invested:
£0.05 per person, per week on culture
The national average is 16p
Take action and contact your Local Councillors to ask them if they are going to safeguard local investment in culture.
Here are a few ideas about what you might say to your local authority.
It would also be helpful to send a copy of your message to us firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally - ask your friends and family to join the 50p for Culture campaign and write to their local representatives. Send them an email with a link to this site encouraging them to take action.
* There are a few authorities, like Bath and North East Somerset, that use income from their cultural assets to support other areas of cultural provision. As the official figures that are quoted are for net expenditure by local authorities (excluding expenditure funded by admission charges, ticket sales, additional grants, etc.), the actual level of support for culture by these authorities is not shown by the statistics.
|1||City of London||70.68||Top 33%|
|4||Kingston upon Hull||0.44||Top 33%|
|319||Bath and North East Somerset||0.00||Bottom 33%|
|319||Forest of Dean||0.00||Bottom 33%|
|319||Isles of Scilly||0.00||Bottom 33%|
|319||North Somerset||0.00||Bottom 33%|