Financing the arts.

Interesting article in the New York Times today on how artists are to make a living, with some proposals on how to solve the problem:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/the-real-humanities-crisis/?ref=opinion

I also enjoyed Tim Worstall’s response in Forbes, just because he is so contrary (and perhaps more realistic).

http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/12/01/arts-majors-cant-make-good-livings-so-we-should-subsidise-arts-majors-from-taxation/

Would love to know what you all think!

 

 

 

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One thought on “Financing the arts.

  1. Very interesting. I think the first article did actually make sense. Governments do, I believe, give lots of money to support sport as does big business. The reality that most people don’t have the slightest respect for the arts and the humanities in general is not an argument for not funding them. Rather, they should in addition to funding the humanities, fund an educational programme to teach Joe Public appreciation. The arts and humanities reflect our society, shape our future and help us to understand ourselves and our society locally and globally in our time.

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