Funding Fiasco / 2 January 2008
The saga concerning the withdrawal of funds by the Arts Council for some 188 Arts organisations, including several organisations of Disabled people, continues. Following protests from several heavyweights of the UK Theatre scene, including Kevin Spacey, Judy Dench, Ian McKellon, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard, the Arts Council have decided to reconsider some of the proposed cuts - but not unfortunately those concerning Disabled people (why are we not surprised?! - Ed).
One of the groups given an unconditional reprieve is Rideout, the organisation for the rehabilitation of prisoners through arts, which would seem to give a mixed message to those artists who try to stay on the straight and narrow. However, Crippen has the answer, or so it seems. Although does it still count when those wheelchair users who were arrested on DAN actions, were freed almost immediately when it was discovered that the custody suites at the various police stations weren’t accessible?! It’s worth a try anyway … And don't forget, you can comment on this, or any other Crippen cartoon in the comments section below.