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The Budget and the Arts: Osborne tilts towards private supporters | reviews, news & interviews

The Budget and the Arts: Osborne tilts towards private supporters

The Budget and the Arts: Osborne tilts towards private supporters

A strong tilt towards private patronage on eve of major public arts subsidy cuts

Birmingham Symphony Hall: Can private money fill the space for Britain's publicly supported arts?

Yesterday’s Budget, as expected, tilted future presumptions for arts funding firmly towards a higher proportion of private philanthropy with a series of measures to encourage wealthy individuals through tax quid pro quos to donate to arts either in financial support or in actual works of art.

These measures will be seen as more beneficial to the prestigious major establishements and pet projects that are attractive to wealthy patrons

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