It turns out that I know someone pretty high up in the Department of Finance. I'll be seeing him tomorrow and I'd love to be able to point him to stories and stats showing that the lack of export support is hurting this industry.
So I'm asking how did the cuts affect you, or people you know? Please tell the story in the comments, being as specific as possible. And please forward this request to other organizations/artists. It would be great to have as wide a range as possible.