Jennie Lee White Paper, A Policy for the Arts –
The 50th Anniversary – A Thing
Now it’s ready to do something.
Anyone who wants to.
Anyone who wants to mark the anniversary.
To sing, dance, declaim, rant, rave, pout, protest, applaud, evoke, annoy, effect, affect, acknowledge the dreams of fifty years ago.
And how much is still to do to make real the possibilities of fifty years ago.
The hopes of arts for all, arts funding beyond London, arts in all schools, arts as a human need, acknowledged fifty years ago.
We need to be marking the anniversary of Jenny Lee and this 50th Anniversary of how far we’ve come, how far we HAVEN’T come, what has changed, what else there is to do – what hope is still here for arts for all.