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Anew system for subsidising cultural institutions will haveless political interference; such decisions are largely left to the cultural sector. In this way professionals play a greater role.
This report analyses the length of time it takes for arts funding agencies to complete a grants giving process, from application closing date (or receipt of applications) through to notifying applicants of results.
Culture secretary Andy Burnham has ruled out direct government funding for the country’s flagship arts companies, claiming that such a move would undermine Arts Council England.
- Gaberones,Botswana, 26 MayThere is absolutely nothing wrong with government taking an interest in the arts. In fact it must be applauded. But the artists of this county want consideration of the establishment of a national arts council that is not a child of the ministry of culture.
The truth is that the leaner arts council had grown apart from the artists and organisations it funds, many of whom report little or no contact with their funders from year to year.
An essay by Richard Holloway exploring the relationship between the artist and the state.