Director: Smarter Funding Would Help Arts Thrive

Deriding the politically safe notion of “false egalitarianism” in arts funding, Canadian Opera Company General Director Richard Bradshaw called Monday for more and better public and private funding to create an environment in which the arts can thrive. “We’re seeing phenomenal generosity in Canada at this moment, but most of that generosity is being directed towards buildings and the issue of funding what goes on inside those buildings remains in crisis,” he said.