Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
This article made me sit back and realize the cons of the arts relying on being funded by the Government. Quoting from the article – “Some of the report’s harshest words are directed towards the arts minister, Ed Vaizey, for not taking a stronger line against arts-cutting councils. “It should go without saying that the government minister with responsibility for the arts should use his position to champion the arts at every opportunity, not least by having conversations with local authorities. We were staggered to learn that such conversations are not commonplace, if they take place at all.””
The issue just isn’t that funding is being cut but also the fact that areas around London are not being equally funded and the money is being channelized into London.
No method is full proof, funding in the arts is a million dollar question especially to find a sustainable model.