Why Should England Fund The Arts? (Do We Have To Answer That Question Again?)

“Please God, no. Over 60 years after the foundation of the Arts Council, 50 years after the creation of the RSC, with publicly funded British plays the toast of Broadway, visits to newly free museums doubling in a decade and British concert life the envy of the world, surely we don’t have to justify giving public money to the arts? Again? Well, yes, we do.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 01/05/12