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Soapbox debate: "Artists should elect their own parliament"

Should the arts be freed from the bureaucrats, and artists allowed to oversee distribution of their allotted money?


How should state money for the arts be distributed? As it stands, the Arts Council is a barely respected bureaucracy slavishly shadowing the social policy of the day. What’s more, filling out forms for the Council’s often meagre funds is a dispiriting and frequently futile exercise with no long term guarantees. Should the arts be freed from the bureaucrats, and artists allowed to oversee distribution of their allotted money? If so, is a parliament of eminent artists the answer? Or would such an assembly turn into a Tower of Babel - a multi-disciplinary talking shop quickly collapsing under the weight of its own self-importance?


Speaker(s):

Patrick Marmion | talks

 

Date and Time:

22 October 2008 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Young Vic
66 The Cut
Borough
London
SE1 8LZ


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Organised by:

Institute of Ideas
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Tickets:

£7.50 (£5)

Available from:

www.battleofideas.org.uk

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