Love Culture / Hate Cuts

Symphony Hall Credit Craig Holmes

Since 2010 most of Birmingham’s main cultural organisations have already faced cuts of around 80%. Birmingham City Council are now proposing a further cut of nearly 50% in their grants to arts and cultural organisations. 

Please sign our petition to reverse the proposed cuts to cultural funding in the Birmingham City Council 2019 Budget.

The proposed cuts would have a huge impact on Birmingham’s cultural sector which makes a vital contribution to this city’s economy and reputation, benefiting hundreds of thousands of Birmingham residents each year.

The work of the organisations facing these cuts reaches out into the communities of the city with powerful effect and influence, directly supporting social and community engagement, and our work with young people and schools. The cuts proposed puts these vital arts programmes at risk.


Birmingham’s cultural sector changes lives for the better every day and Town Hall Symphony Hall is proud to stand alongside our friends in the sector in opposing these proposed cuts. If you value the culture that happens in this city, and you want to see it thrive, please support this campaign.

Nick Reed, Chief Executive Officer

Birmingham has relied on the investment, vitality and development of these cultural organisations in the regeneration of the city, including the successful 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. This regeneration will only be successful if the cultural organisations that animate and activate this city are thriving.

Culture in the city has suffered enough.


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Sign this petition

Remove the proposed cuts from the 2019+ budget and finally realise the exciting and extraordinary power of the cultural sector in the city.