Arts Development UK’s eighth annual local authority arts spending survey is out. Mailed to all arts or cultural officers in all authorities in England and Wales, it seems that only 29.9% even bothered to reply. But, among those, the general picture is the one that’s pertained for the last decade or more — ever declining resources. Average expenditure by surveyed authorities…

“is down by 16.3% since 2010 and 38% since 2008. Over ninety percent of surveyed councils expect further reductions.”