EU Referendum: A sad day for the Arts

Today has been an exhausting rollercoaster ride of emotions. I woke at 4am to the unthinkable – the Leave campaign was in the lead. Today I feel heart broken, disappointment, shame but most of all anger. Anger that my little one wont grow up with the same opportunities that I have had. Today I am ashamed to be British.

Now this is a blog about pottery and ceramics and so I’ll leave this with a final comment – what will Bexit mean for the arts? The Arts have benefitted enormously from EU support whilst domestic funding has been slashed and burned by successive Tory governments. What impact will this have on local and community art groups, art departments in schools, support for emerging and existing artists, and the continuity of British artistic skills and innovation that were once celebrated? Today I feel utter despair.

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