A more sensible definition produces a dramatically different social profile. So patrons of '87 major UK venues' are old and rich: who said the 87 venues have a monopoly of excellence or are the right vehicles for reaching the majority of the population?
Funding with this aim should be directed to local networks, and the Arts Council, whatever form its next incarnation, should have a strategy for local arts development at the top of its list.
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