“We need to celebrate, nurture – and pay – our creatives” by Tom Service

Tom Service on the fine line between financial support and the creative arts.

…there’s a more dangerous side to this argument, too. The thing is: to lament in perpetuity a lack of funding is to assume a direct correlation between cash and creativity. It’s as if the index, the quantitative measure, of how vibrant the arts are in this country is to be found in how much money they receive from government, or from the Arts Council or equivalent. That’s balderdash.