Ranty post about Eastside Project’s current poster campaign against art cuts « I Am Pete Ashton – A great piece by Pete Ashton in response to Eastside Projects and Friction Arts’ differing opinions on the Save The Arts campaign, with a nice little discussion forming in the comments box:
If we’re trying to make a case that arts cuts are damaging to society then we need to make that case top society. If we want public support for arts funding then we have to make the public see why it’s worth supporting. That doesn’t mean being populist or relevant or spectacular or whatever bullshit metric is put forward. It means producing the sort of art that makes people sit up and take notice. The sort of art that, when people see it, they will demand more of.