The Place welcomes the launch of the UK-wide campaign to let the public show how much they value the arts. Anyone who values the arts in their community is being asked to register their details on a new website: www.ivaluethearts.org.uk.
All those who register will be kept in touch with plans that could affect arts provision nationally and in their local neighbourhood, with practical suggestions on what they can do to strengthen the arts in their area.
I Value the Arts is led by the National Campaign for the Arts (NCA), the independent umbrella body for all the arts in the UK. Industry bodies are lining up to support the promotion of the campaign, including Dance UK, The Theatrical Management Association, Visual Arts and Galleries Association, Association of British Orchestras, the Musicians Union, Equity and Audiences UK. The campaign website and associated technology has been made possible thanks to donations of skills, time and resources by industry suppliers. No public money is being used to fund the campaign.