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Where should the arts look for funding in an era of austerity? Corporate backing? Private wealth? US-style philanthropy? Or none of the above? As the recent anti-BP protests at Tate have shown, the relationship between art and business is still controversial. But what choice do cultural institutions have with government spending in retreat? Should the arts take whatever money it can get irrespective of where it comes from? Or is art untainted by compromise more valuable than ever in hard times?
A panel of speakers discuss the future of arts funding including Alex Beard (Deputy Director of Tate), John Woodward (Chief Executive Officer of the UKFC), Colin Tweedy (Chief Executive of Arts & Business) and Marcus Romer (writer, director and actor, currently the artistic director of Pilot Theatre, York Theatre Royal).
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