Proving the real value of the arts

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The arts needs to stop trying to justify itself in economic terms and embrace the real public value it delivers.

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Art can be bought and sold, mass-produced and exploited, but much that is best in art and culture is so self-evidently non-monetary that it is obvious even to lay people that it can’t be judged by the same yardstick as property values, stock options or commodity prices.

Ben Eltham

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