I’ve written this post in response to further media uproar about a presented inequity in terms of how the UKs arts are funded.
It’s true that arts organisations in London seem to be better funded than those in other places but there are a lot of people in London, both resident and visiting. I’d like to see some statistics relating actual proportions of people against the different types of funding and research the rationale given by the Arts Council over where they allocate their grants. Unfortunately, as I’m still recovering from GoingTitsUp and the chronic fatigue I don’t have the energy to do it right now, and the storm is likely to have cleared by the time I do.
In the same BBC report by Will Gompertz that claims Arts funding has been given ‘to no great effect’ about which I posted yesterday, I read that Colin Tweedie reported on “lines of Bentleys and Rolls-Royces” in the street. I’ve attended every high-end dance venue in London, am interested in cars and have both photographers’ and journalist’s eye and don’t remember having seen such lines since the early 1980s.
I leave any conclusions to you.