The Profit of Artthe value of art, literature & music
Our Need For ArtThe Case for Non-Commercial Art
The Profit of Art was launched shortly after a statement was made by a Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who asserted that the art community must make the case for public funding by focusing on its economic impact. The purpose of this site is to present the opposing view.
"When I was about seven, one or two people encouraged me, and art became an enormous and important refuge. By adolescence, I was absolutely passionate about it and felt those paintings and those painters, whether they lived a few hundred years ago or were still alive, were somehow my companions." John Berger ~ art and cultural commentator, novelist, painter and poet