State of Innovation

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Host: HowTheLightGetsIn
Location: Hay-on-Wye
Speaker: Richard Deacon, Sophie McDougall, Dennis Marks, Julian Spalding, Juliet Gardiner

Patronage has always played a key role in the arts, and in today's culture that comes in the form of state support. But can innovation take place within these walls? Would starving the arts of money be a mutilation of national culture or just possibly make them stronger?

Turner Prize-winning sculptor Richard Deacon, outspoken critic and gallerist Julian Spalding, Royal Opera House director Dennis Marks and novelist Sophie McDougall question the role of the state in keeping the arts alive.

HowTheLightGetsIn is a festival of music and philosophy at Hay.

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