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Decline in arts participation across Europe
The European Commission has announced a decline in cultural activity across the EU over the past five years with a “significant” decrease in the number of people actively involved in the arts
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Highlighting the impact of the global financial crisis on arts activity, the Commission  notes: “It may be that citizens throughout the EU have sought to prioritise their spending and to narrow their focus in times of economic difficulty like focusing more on work-related activities”