Where is the rationale here for building a strong and healthy arts sector?
Many nations spend a great deal more as a percentage of their budget
The last six years has seen a combination of ministerial whim and purposeless economising
Is it too much to expect our governments to want to support not just an arts economy but also the arts as a good in themselves?
The greater cultural economy employs 6.94% of the national workforce. It generates one million jobs.
The arts have long been championed in SA, but in recent years the sector has started to stagnate