Funding for Cops & Robbers "The aliens"

Proposed by:

Seconded by:

Date proposed:

Leo Kitay

Hari Bravery

Votes for:

9

Votes against:

18

Votes abstaining:

6

This JCR notes that:

  • COVID-19 has seriously impacted the arts, particularly theatre, preventing any live shows with audiences from being staged and limiting access for those trying to enter the theatrical scene and develop their skills.

  • In recent years, funding for arts has been cut drastically. For example, earlier this year, the government approved the Office for Students cutting subsidies for arts at higher education level by nearly 50%.

This JCR believes that:

  •  Theatre is an important creative pursuit that has existed for millennia anddeserves funding and support to continue to thrive.

  • Student theatre is a great source of entertainment and intellectual fulfillment in the university’s community, as well as Oxford’s wider community. Student productions are particularly accessible to those who can’t afford more expensive productions and to those keen to become a part of the creative scene.

This JCR resolves to:

  •  Grant £300 to Cops & Robbers Productions for their Michaelmas production of Annie Baker’s ‘The Aliens’.