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Funding Fiasco / 2 January 2008

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Crippen Arrested cartoon – 2nd February 2008

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The saga concerning the withdrawal of funds by the Arts Council for some 188 Arts organisations, including several organisations of Disabled people, continues. Following protests from several heavyweights of the UK Theatre scene, including Kevin Spacey, Judy Dench, Ian McKellon, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, the Arts Council have decided to reconsider some of the proposed cuts - but not unfortunately those concerning Disabled people (why are we not surprised?! - Ed).

One of the groups given an unconditional reprieve is Rideout, the organisation for the rehabilitation of prisoners through arts, which would seem to give a mixed message to those artists who try to stay on the straight and narrow. However, Crippen has the answer, or so it seems. Although does it still count when those wheelchair users who were arrested on DAN actions, were freed almost immediately when it was discovered that the custody suites at the various police stations weren’t accessible?! It’s worth a try anyway … And don't forget, you can comment on this, or any other Crippen cartoon in the comments section below.


Arty Farty Boy

28 March 2008

Still here Im afraid! Just like to say that I think its great how this blog has developed. I still really look forward to reading it each month ... still, I dont get out much these days!


18 February 2008

Hi AFB, thought you'd disappeared! No, I rarely get a response from any of the big organisations I focus on. Over the past 15 years or so I've given the Leonard Cheshire mob more than enough grief. Likewise the Arts Council over recent times. Perhaps they don't tap into these sort of networks? I will just have to keep trying wont I!

arty farty

14 February 2008

Arts Council comment - Oh yeh. Thought I saw a pig flying past the window! This guy has had a go at the Arts Council more than most and he's never mentioned that he's had any sort of response from them! What say you Mr C?