Mudcat Café message #2316712 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #110427   Message #2316712
Posted By: Ruth Archer
15-Apr-08 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
Subject: RE: Eliza Carthy in the Guardian
I'll just say that for smaller-scale traditional arts outreach projects, I've done okay over the past couple of years - around 30k. But I realise it's a drop in the ocean compared with what the classical world achieves. It's also interesting that some of the regional folk development organisations have been cut altogether this year. My theory is that giving someone like me the money to do outreach is more cost-effective, as my venue pays my salary, marketing, infrastructural costs etc. If they can get more people who are already employed by other organisations doing the work, they can save a lot of money that would previously have gone on infrastructure.