Can Jamaica Afford to Cut Funding to the Arts?
Photo by Joanna Francis a past student of the Edna Manley College.
The Jamaican government recently announced it’s intention to cut funding to the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts by two thirds (although they managed to find US$500,000 or J$40 million for this year’s Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival).
Can Jamaica really afford to not support the main institution that educates our emerging artists and which directly contributes to making Jamaica the powerful brand that it is.
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