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Artistic Licence: From poverty to poetry

How will recession affect the arts? So far, predictions have ranged from the dire to the despair-inducing.

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
14th March, 2009

How will recession affect the arts? So far, predictions have ranged from the dire to the despair-inducing.

As anyone with an eye on the arts will have noticed over the past months, theatre funding has been swallowed up, book publishers are shutting down divisions and even well-known musicians are crashing and burning, losing their record deals as their labels go bust.

In times like these, it may be hard to think of positives, but it...

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