In the flurry of cuts, it's sometimes hard to notice the small detail, to catch the minute print, and understand the nuances of who is losing money and why. However, certain patterns are there to be found. Conformity is rewarded; collectivity and universality are punished. So it is in the welfare state, so in the arts.
If you look at the list of 200 Arts Council-sponsored organisations who have had their entire funding withdrawn, you'll notice one very conspicuous absence. Those slashed range from long-established theatres like the Newcastle Theatre Royal to community music groups like Sound It Out in the West Midlands, from film producers like onedotzero to publishers like Proboscis - but you won't find one example of a very particular kind of arts organisation, that is, of the Blairite grand projects of the 1997-2010 period.