Liverpool’s Capital Culture Plan – Too Many Outsiders?

Lots of money is flowing into Liverpool for its Capital of Culture year. But some of the local artists are complaining: “It’s as if the people running 2008 have no confidence in what’s already here. There are lots of government agendas being worked out. People are getting grants because they are good at filling in forms. But money isn’t coming into the music scene: it’s going to consultants. The clubs that really fuel the music are unfunded and almost off the radar as far as the official bodies are concerned.”