Posted by: Phil | January 21, 2010

Money And The Arts


I have read today in the arts section of The New York Times an interesting article about money and the arts, and how governments spend their money. The author discusses how things are changing in Europe. There, as well as here, governments spend on the arts, employing people in museums and freely giving money from the public purse. But in America, museums generally depend mostly on private donations for the most part. The author’s point is that in hard economic times, governments should be carefull in spending money on the arts, and should let more private equity support them.

I very much agree with the author, even if I like the arts. To subsidize the arts and artists is really not in their best interest, in the long run. Independence is always better than being dependent on the alms of governments. Here is the link, copy and paste.  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/21/arts/design/21abroad.html?hpw

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