The Stirrer reports that employees at the Midlands Arts Centre have had their jobs placed in jeopardy for the £13.6m demolish and rebuild, because…

“they [ the MAC ] obviously haven’t got the funding for the offsite [ arts ] programme that was originally planned so we’ve got to accept that”

The Stirrer‘s board throws some possible light on why the 18-month off-site arts programme was cut…

“The MAC redevelopment was downgraded significantly from a £20something million programme after funding was refused by AWM. [ Advantage West Midlands ] “

Now, I’m probably wrong, but I can’t help wondering if the refused £7m has somehow fed into yesterday’s announced £9.2m city-centre performing arts subsidy?