A very thoughtful piece offering insight into the byzantine world of “Arts Funding” in Canada.
“Among the members of the company they were known as the “inbred children of the wealthy”. Folks without discernible talent or marketable skills, who mostly aspired to be artistic directors and dramaturges because they knew how to read and had opinions. To the best of my knowledge, few, if any, ever made a contribution to Canadian culture beyond buying season tickets to their local theatres.
Meanwhile, a lot of artists who were making profound contributions fell by the wayside or left the country because no matter their talent or abilities they simply weren’t able to crack the cultural funding vault that could have sustained them here.”
A very good read.