After the crisis – a new model for the arts?

Subsidy doesn’t shield or separate arts activities from the economic system; it enables them to be part of it, says Stephen Hetherington.

Written by Dr Stephen Hetherington, this article was originally published by in Arts Professional on  15/04/20.

Subsidy doesn’t shield or separate arts activities from the economic system; it enables them to be part of it, says Stephen Hetherington. Wringing more value out of creative assets could deliver new sources of finance.

Asking the big question – What might change in policy and in financial support from the state once the social and economic impacts of the pandemic have subsided? Stephen formulates his article around four points of interest;

  • Sustainable change
  • Subsidy spawns economic participation
  • The deep roots of commercial motivation
  • Wring out the value of assets

Read the whole article via Arts Professional 

 

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