‘You’re Pathetic’, Says UK Culture Minister To Non-London Arts Orgs Who Have Trouble Raising Private Funds

“I can see absolutely no reason why every arts organisation in this country cannot raise philanthropic funds,” Ed Vaizey told a House of Commons committee. “I think that too many arts organisations think, ‘well, we live in an area where rich people don’t live, so they’re not going to back the arts’. I think that is pathetic, frankly.”