From BBC News:
The leaders of Britain's most prominent cultural bodies are to appeal directly to the prime minister not to cause irreparable damage to the arts.
The coalition government has asked all major arts funding bodies to show how they would manage cuts of 25% or 30%.
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has said everybody has to take their share of cuts.
Arts Council England will join organisations like the National Theatre and Tate to make the appeal later.