Government money... government strings. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • David
    • 18.11.10 | 11:47 (IST)

    Government money comes with government strings attached. If an artist wants government money they sacrifice their integrity and become an artist-bureaucrat by default. If you want to be independent and remain free to express yourself without government intervention don't take government money. Rely on private funds and commercial sales from work that has sufficient merit to earn it. If you don't have sufficient talent for that don't call yourself an artist.

    from the article: The minister of cultural coercion
    First published 02:17 16.11.10 | Last updated 02:17 16.11.10
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