ABOLISH THE AUSTRALIA COUNCIL - QUESTION MARK

By Derek Strahan BA Cantab (Modern Languages, French & Spanish)
   
 

Part 8 - COMPOSERS EARNING MONEY

COMPOSERS EARNING MONEY

To recap: the Arts Organisation is the principle employer of artists; but the Arts Organisations of today are very different to those of yesterday. A survey of the evolution of employment prospects for the artist, in European culture, shows that, previously, there was always a mix of organisations and individuals in the matter of providing artists with paid employment: and that there always was, and still is, an interaction between social and economic factors which influences the very nature of an art work.

For centuries the main employer was the Church, which we can define as an organisation, and which required from its art employees works of religious content. With the Renaissance, secular art began to emerge as a result of patronage of artists by wealthy individuals, inevitably from the aristocracy. The Church, however, remained an important patron.

Please note that the audio links throughout following section will be available shortly.

Next >>

 

 
Part 1 - Biography
Part 1 - Preamble
Part 2 - Agenda
Part 2 - Arts Organisations - History
Part 3 - Rise of the Committee
Part 4 - Radical Proposition
1. Direct support?
2. Funding?
3. Funding bodies?
4. Bureaucrats?
5. Not empowered.
6 Statistics!
Part 5 - Loose Ends
The Medici Program
Part 6 - No Reasons
Part 7 - Summing Up
Part 8 - Composers earning money
J.S. Bach
Josef Haydn
Beethoven
Wagner
 
Download the print ready PDF:

 Click here to download

 
SEE ALSO
“THE ECONOMIC DISEMPOWERMENT OF AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS”
“COPYRIGHT REFORM”
“ACADEMICS AS TERRITORIAL MAMMALS”
"MUSIC AS AN INDUSTRY "
 
Back to
Polemic
Revolve
Revolve CD Warehouse
 

return to the top


   
 
All rights reserved Copyright © Derek Strahan 2004