Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of support over the recent weeks.
Walsall Council has been asked to make savings of £86 million over the next four years. As part of the proposals to achieve this, the Council has proposed reducing funding to The New Art Gallery Walsall to zero by 2020.
The Gallery’s core funding is currently awarded through a partnership between Walsall Council and Arts Council England, and further subsidised through grants, foundations, partnerships and commercial activity.
Further to the online survey launched as part of the public consultation, Walsall Council is inviting anyone wishing to comment upon the draft budget saving proposals to write or email directly to:
The Council have requested that the following points are addressed in any feedback:
- We ask that those who write to us tell us whose views they represent – i.e. individual, community group, stakeholder, artist, student
- Provide the proposal number commenting on. The New Art Gallery No. 36
- The overall opinion i.e. do not support/ support with concerns / amendments or fully supports
- How the saving proposal impacts on them and whether they have alternative suggestions for how this saving can be made and provide any other comments they want to make.
Feedback submitted by letter, email and the online survey https://surveys.walsall.gov.uk/s.asp?k=147741448313 will be collated via methods agreed by Chris Holliday, Head of Leisure Culture and Operations, Walsall Council.