Fri 6 February 2009, The Scotsman

Unlucky 13 for the arts

THE arts are necessary in any civilised society. They create identity and transmit values. On a more prosaic note, they provide jobs and entertainment – nothing wrong with that. So it is both proper and desirable that governments help to fund cultural activities. The main proviso is that public subsidy does not suppress creativity or turn artists into politically correct form-fillers. Just such worries underlie a growing tide of criticism directed at Creative Scotland –
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