ERIC Number: ED292690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Private Funding of the Arts.
Cultural Policy, n5-6 1987
This workshop, concerning private funding for the arts, resulted from a previous research workshop (Munich, 1983) which had concluded that growth in public sector arts financing in Europe had ceased. A major conclusion of the 1985 workshop was that private funding had entered a high development phase, but participants were encouraged to develop all potential funding sources. Businessmen attending the workshop stressed that, even during periods of scarce resources, the arts should be exempted from public expenditure cuts and that private funds should be utilized to supplement public funds. A major area of increasing financial support is through business sponsorship. Participants believed that this type of private sponsorship could lead to self-reliance and independence for the arts. The workshop also recognized: (1) businesses' continuing responsibility in the community; (2) the synergy between the arts and business; (3) the economic implications of the arts with regard to employment; and (4) the role that business firms play in fostering cultural development. (JHP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Report of the Research Workshop on Private Funding of Culture (Ruschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland, September 1985).