“It has never been so necessary to challenge how our art & culture is currently run: budget cuts, privatisations, closures, commercialisation have become the priorities. Access to Art & Culture is a human right and we must reclaim it. The Manifesto for Cultural Democracy comes at a perfect time when we need to develop a strong agenda on Art & Culture for the future Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn. It is paramount that solutions come from the many, not the few and this can be achieve by linking up all cultural workers, culture campaigners, art lovers and society in general. I am looking forward to take part in this project and will encourage all members of PCS union Culture Group (that represent up to 4,000 museums & heritage workers) to engage with the process.”
Clara Paillard, President of PCS Culture Group.