The Touring Network, like everyone else in the arts and culture sector, is fighting to protect funding for Culture. We are advocating for not only the protection of existing levels, but much needed increases. The Touring Network Board members and staff have written to MSP’s in Highland and Argyll and Bute with whom they have a connection,and are actively taking part in Arts and Business Scotland’s letter campaign. Jo has also given a quote to the Arts and Business highland-focused press release which highlights the campaign to the local media
“We support a membership of volunteer promoters in rural and remote Scotland to bring professional live performances to their communities. We believe this cultural offer makes the Highlands and Islands better places to live and work – and plays an important role in the Scottish Government’s initiative to mitigate migration away from these areas. Volunteer promoters are already squeezed financially by the removal of arts funding from local authorities. Further cuts will impact on our ability to support our members and in turn, will impact on their ability to continue to bring cultural offers to their communities.”
We would encourage everyone to take part in any way they can to raise the awareness of what they do, and the important role we play – both socially and economically.
This article outlines the benefit that the UK arts and culture sector contributes to the economy
There are a number of other ways to have your voice heard
- Write to your MP
- Join any active campaigns
- Visit www.culturecounts.scot where you will find tools, resources and information to lobby with.
- Finally don’t forget to use the hashtag #culturecounts on your social media posts