A piece by Chris Walters for the Musicians Union highlights the 6 May deadline for responses to the Government’s announcement that it plans to impose a 50 percent funding cut to “high cost” subjects at higher education (HE) in England, including music. This is because music and the arts are not among its “strategic priorities”. 

The report reads:

“The government proposes that the courses in price group C1 that are not among its strategic priorities – covering subjects in music, dance, drama and performing arts; art and design; media studies; and archaeology – are to be subject to a reduction of 50 percent.”

Such cuts may put HE cultural partnerships at risk.

It is important that we make our voices heard. To respond to the consultation, please visit this page on the Office for Students website by the 6 May.