What Next? Arts for Britain campaign – talk to your MP

24 September 2015

We are keen to make the best possible case for arts and culture in the forthcoming Spending Round: where the government will make financial decisions for the next four years.

All advice suggests that the best approach is for anyone passionate about this to contact their MP directly to make an informed case as to why culture is important locally and nationally, and to invite their MP to a local cultural event. 

What Next? has produced key messages, arguments, statistics and a four-point elevator pitch to use with your MP, which you can download from their website.

What Next? is a movement bringing together arts and cultural organisations from across the UK, to articulate and strengthen the role of culture in our society. The Cultural Learning Alliance works with them on issues related to education, learning and young people.

Colleagues have reported that having the key points and infographic has made it really easy to start the conversation with their MPs. If your MP in your home or work constituency is a conservative please get in contact with them in the next few days.

You can also support the campaign by joining the Arts for Britain Thunderclap by the 24 September. What you need to do is simple:

  • Go to
  • Sign up via your own/your organisation’s twitter/facebook/tumblr accounts
  • Encourage your Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr followers to do the same by posting the link on your channels
  • Once you have signed up your twitter/facebook/tumblr account will automatically post a message at 4.30pm on 24th September