The Arts Council has funded a music group which attacked the Government’s Rwanda policy, as well as the so-called Bureau of Silly Ideas.
The organisation, which invests money from the Government and the National Lottery in the arts, made the donations as part of an effort to spread funds more evenly around the country.
Also in line for funding is a theatre company which argues Henry V was a power-hungry imperialist rather than an English hero and a theatre which had planned to run a family sex workshop.
The revelations come amid an ongoing row over plans to move more funding beyond London, which has seen the English National Opera lose all of its funding from the Arts Council.
Dr Harry Brunjes, chair of the English National Opera (ENO) and London Coliseum, said he was “stunned, shocked and dismayed” at the announcement, which will affect the livelihoods of many of its staff.
How dare taxpayer money be spent on anything novel, interesting, or that the plebs might be interested in? Doesn’t everyone realise that the aim of this game is to pluck the plebs and proles to pay for patrician interests?