11 May '12, 6am

Survey Shows Less Than 50% of Professional Artists Get Paid

My country gives artists' grants from 1 - 15 years tax free monthly sums depending on the merits of the artists. There are houses here in the capital and in the north, as well as Italy and the Middle East that artists can rent for varying periods at moderate cost. Municipalities are obliged to fund culture of all kinds in their areas + provide basic education in the arts. It is generally the practice to hire a local artist as the municipal artist who goes round schools, lectures in community centres, etc. Even now when we are suffering from subsidising the Greeks and other Eurozone deadbeats and moaning about cut services and increased taxes we still gladly subsidise the arts. For example our capital city opera company is world-class with a full programme every year and often with famous guest artists. A seat in the state of the art intimate opera house starts at around 15...

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