The heads of three arts organisations in Jersey are warning the sector faces a funding crisis which threatens their viability.
The chairs of ArtHouse Jersey, Jersey Arts Centre and Jersey Opera House have written to all candidates in this month’s General Election to warn of what they call “gross underinvestment” in the island’s culture.
They argue the arts play a vital role in education, healthcare, social cohesion, tourism, the environment and Jersey’s international profile.
In the letter, they call on candidates to publicly declare how each would support arts and culture.
Philip Hewat Jaboor, Andrew Goodyear and Pierre Horsfall CBE jointly call on those standing for election to talk about the issue at hustings and when speaking to the media.
The General Election takes place on Wednesday 16 May.