The Arts Council is proposing to axe funding to Dedalus Publishers in Cambridgeshire from January 2008, which will almost certainly lead to the company’s closure, just as it was about to celebrate 25 years of publishing.
Dedalus is one of the most important independent literary publishers and translation houses in the UK, and one of a dying breed. It publishes English language fiction, which has been translated into 23 languages and has commissioned translations from 14 modern European languages, winning many Literary Awards along the way.
Dedalus is a cultural asset to this country, and provides a very good return for the small £24,958 annual grant it receives from The Arts Council.
We, the undersigned, want The Arts Council to reverse its recommendation not to fund Dedalus after January 2008 and to enter into a new partnership with Dedalus so the company can thrive and not merely survive.
The Don't Let Dedalus Die petition to The Arts Council, England was written by Marie and is in the category Literature at GoPetition.