Shock horror!July 26, 2010 Tim WorstallArt8 CommentsPlaywright says that arts subsidies should be spent on playwrights not the marketing department! Surprise, eh? previousI hadn\’t thought of it this waynextI do love Lenin in the morning 8 thoughts on “Shock horror!” Simon July 26, 2010 at 9:59 am Yup, playwrights or so important that even those on minimum wage have to contribute to their upkeep. dearieme July 26, 2010 at 10:26 am The one Art for which there is no conceivable case for subsidy is Writing. People will write becuse they find they must write. Eh, Tim? DocBud July 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm On the contrary, dearieme, I can’t think of one art form for which there is a conceivable case for subsidy. I’m no philistine, the Mrs and I spent plenty in March flying to Canberra and staying three nights to see the “Masterpieces from Paris” exhibition. The point being that we wanted to go and were prepared to pay for the privilege. Yes, the exhibition itself was subsidised, but would anyone doubt that having paid nearly $3000 0n airfares and accommodation we’d not happily have paid more than the $40 entry fee (especially if less tax was nicked out of our pockets). But if without subsidy they could not come to Australia, then we could wait to see them in Paris. Starry Night and London, Parliament: sun through the fog were worth the money and effort alone. Tim Almond July 26, 2010 at 7:40 pm DocBud, Exactly. The idea that a sensible admission fee would put people off visiting a city is just absurd. The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world, yet charges 9 euros admission. There was some research done into the effect of free museum admissions in the UK. They found that it didn’t actually widen “access” by much. It just meant that the same sort of people who went to admissions in the past went a lot more (in other words, it was a subsidy from the poor to the more wealthy). dearieme July 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm Of course there are conceivable cases for subsidies. I don’t agree with them, but they are conceivable. I dare say that the same logic works in whichever language is your mother tongue, chaps. DocBud July 26, 2010 at 11:44 pm dearieme: The one Art for which there is no conceivable case for subsidy is Writing. Blog comments are typically opinions and that is generally taken as read rather than being necessary to constantly state “in my opinion”. Shalon Alvalle October 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm My brother suggested I might like this web site. He used to be entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can not imagine just how so much time I had spent for this info! Thanks! buylistsellnow February 28, 2012 at 11:00 pm What are you saying, man? I realize everyones got their own opinion, but really? Listen, your information site from Premier Partners Group (seoul) is interesting. I like the effort you put into it, specially with the vids and the pics. But, come on. Theres gotta be a better way to say this, a way that doesnt make it seem like most people here is stupid! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.