Why the arts struggle for Government funding

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A senior arts bureaucrats explains the bizarre and paradoxical strategies public servants use to win government support for the arts.

Investment in arts and culture has many stated purposes at all three levels of government: to support diplomacy; to create jobs, economic growth and export products; to help sustain regional communities; to compete more effectively for domestic and international tourism; to address intractable social and policy problems; to improve educational outcomes— even some which are cultural, like telling our stories here and on the world stage.

Leigh Tabrett

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