Ditto what Taylor, Mat and Mike said..
And I think Ele's suggestion of a letter to The Guardian would do no harm.
(It was only after the guardian's cutsblog mentioned that our gfta had been rejected that ace called us to encourage us to resubmit)
This isn't just about cuts - it's about a lack of balance in their friggin portfolio!
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Ele Carpenter <[log in to unmask]>
>> Date: 30 March 2011 21:50:33 GMT+01:00
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [NEW-MEDIA-CURATING] ACE funding
>> Reply-To: Ele Carpenter <[log in to unmask]>
>> Here is the list of organisations to be cut on Guardian blog:
>> It's such a long list it's hard to comprehend - and as Clive says the
>> media arts seem very hard hit within the percentage of visual arts
>> cuts. I'm sure there's someone on this list who can download the
>> Guardian data and do the maths?
>> Whilst everyone is reeling in shock, could we draft a letter to the
>> Guardian? At don't think it's gonna make a difference - but visibility
>> seems important. Maybe there'll be a Media Arts Block with the
>> http://artsagainstcuts.wordpress.com protests now.... ?
>> Any ideas?
>> On 30 March 2011 20:45, Clive Gillman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Don't want to start a new line, but it feels like some comment is needed on
>>> the complete wipeout of ACE-funded organisations working with new media
>>> announced today - folly, PVA, Mute, Access Space, Lovebytes, Proboscis,
>>> Vivid. Been out of the loop in England, but is that it for Arts Council
>>> England support for new media ?
>> Ele Carpenter
>> Lecturer, MFA Curating, Dept of Art, Goldsmiths College, Uni of London.
>> m: +44 (0)7989 502 191