Your reports Find reports The Sectors: Commercial v Subsidized The Sectors: Commercial v Subsidized Convener(s): David Luff Participants: About 3 Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: Issues discussed: - different funding models - sustainability of both sectors - ticket prices - audience figures - marketing + outreach + audience development RESPONSIBILITY: - towards building upkeep - towards “art” - towards new audiences and the “young” - towards society in general - who should artists answer to? Partnerships for funding between both sectors and the collaborations that can emerge: e.g. Kneehigh and Pugh& Rogers with Brief Encounter Where does the Fringe fall? Is it subsidized or commercial? Freedom of Artistic Content - which has more freedom? -Does the need to to adhere to Arts Council priorities restrict the amount of freedom that subsidized companies can expect to have? - Are commercial producers “freer” in any sense in that they can produce whatever they want, or are they held back due to the need to make a profit? - Which sector is best placed to create art for arts sake, as opposed to art governed by political objectives, or art decided by popularity? Ticket prices: - Should there be a compulsion on commercial producers to always have a certain amount of cheap tickets (e.g. £10) for people? Or for this sector, should market forces always work unfettered – with producers charging whatever they want. Fundamentally trying to work out whether creativity can flourish in the commercial sector – in a sector driven by profit? What are the necessary ingredients for creativity?