This story was told to the English Classical Music sector’s chief executives, as a provocation, at a day of consultation on how the arts sector should respond to OfCom’s Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) review. Having also attended a previous consultation with the visual arts sector, it seems to me that the cultural sector need to be seen by OfCom as public service content providers, and therefore receive a portion of the [what is currently know as] TV License Fee. Then the hard work really starts – we have to start seeing ourselves as content publishers in the digital world!
Some shows in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will be commenting on our new digital era this summer – art reflecting bang-up-to-date life: great to see! Read the press release here.