Lots Of Buyers But Not Enough Funding – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

People are lining up to go to Scottish arts events. But there’s a funding crisis. “What explains this bizarre paradox? Money is cascading into arts events, yet nothing is more wearisomely familiar at this time of year than ferocious in-fighting among arts organisations and angry rhetoric about ‘mean’ and ‘philistine’ politicians starving theatres, opera houses and galleries of vitally needed funds. Yet, all around, more money than ever is going into the arts. So what is going wrong?”