Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt

Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt

er en Glasgow-basert kunstner og skribent.

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Postkulturell næring, Tekstserier 09.10.2011

Third Wave Privatisation of Cultural Provision in the UK

A few months before the 1979 UK general election, Margaret Thatcher promised the Chairman of the Arts Council that her government would continue to support the arts. But once elected, she cut spending in all areas of public policy, and the cultural field was no exception. Thatcher’s belief was that the obsolete system of arts patronage should not be compensated for solely by the state, and she appointed Norman St John-Stevas as Arts Minister, who argued that the private sector must be looked to for new sources of funding.