UK Culture minister Matt Hancock Opposes Government Funding for the Arts

May 19th, 2017

UK Culture minister Matt Hancock has vocally opposed providing centralized government funding for the arts.  “The worst thing that we can do is to incentivize local authorities to reduce further their arts funding by saying that we will replace it with central government money,” he says.  “To solve one problem, that at the moment is only in some local authority areas, we would incentivise other local authorities to do the wrong thing.”

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