Now the local elections are over, we have to plan for the general next year.
Flow Contemporary Arts, together with many arts and cultural organisations across the UK, are seeking to champion the role of culture in our society. We need your support to make sure our future government understands why the arts are important for everyone.
We are keen to engage the public in an informed and open discussion about the place of arts and culture in all our lives, all the more as we move from local onwards and upwards to a general election.
We believe the arts and culture enhance every aspect of our lives in ways that are often unexpected and unacknowledged; the vibrancy of our cities, the identity of our rural communities, the future prospects of our children, the quality of our democracy, the sustainability of our environment, the employability of our workforce, the ability to make sense of our experiences and place in the world, and to empathise with others.
Ask your local councilor/MP what they are doing for arts and culture in your local area and make it clear to them that you care about the arts. We want reassurance that it will be on their agenda when they deliver their campaign for general election.
Follow Flow Contemporary Arts on Twitter, on Facebook and other platforms on advocacy for the arts. Please re-Tweet messages by those who are working hard to support the arts, because we truly believe that art matters to everyone.