Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Guess the quote!!

Have a guess - don't use Google! Who said this and when did they say it? The emphasis (in bold) is mine. I do think it's ironic to be asking to be considered as an industry when the industrial argument is actually less convincing than the cultural argument.

Being part of an art form is regarded as being some nebulous, cloudy, self-sustaining bubble that does not need any help. We point out that we are a cost-efficient, cost-positive industry worth more than €500 million euro and employing in excess of 6,000 people, so we need to be regarded slightly differently. We need to include the word “industry” as well as “art form” when we talk about the arts because it is too easy to dismiss it otherwise.

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