CULTURE & ARTS
08/04/2010 12:40 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

FILM: British Government Moves To Dramatically Cut Public Funding For The Arts

LONDON -- The art scene exploded in Britain over the past decade, giving rise to jewels like the Tate Modern museum on the silvery banks of the Thames and sparking a renaissance of playwrights, filmmakers, artists and dancers. The fuel for that boom: a surge in generosity from Britain's single biggest patron of the arts -- the government.

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