Ministering To The Arts

Episodes

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19920906]

A four-part series in which

Sir Roy Strong investigates the relationship between the state and those organisations and individuals that make up the artistic life of the nation. 1: From "Hand-outs" to "Hands-on " The power relationship between the Arts Council and the ministry responsible for subsidising the arts has always been an uneasy one. This first programme traces how the Government's non-interventionist approach of the 1950s evolved to one of "hands-on" in the 1980s.

Producer Jane Beresford. Stereo

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920906]

Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

Producer: Jane Beresford.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920913]

A four-part series in which Roy Strong investigates the relationship between the state and those organisations and individuals who make up the nation's artistic life.

2: The New Patrons

An important part of the Thatcher arts agenda was to revive private patronage. In the past it had been the preserve of the church, the crown and the aristocracy. In the 1980s, business and the media took over.

Roy Strong looks at the effects of sponsorship and the technological revolution on the arts.

Producer Jane Beresford

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920913]

Unknown: Roy Strong

Producer: Jane Beresford

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920920]

A four-part series in which Roy Strong investigates the relationship between the state and those organisations and individuals who make up the artistic life of the nation.

3: Opening the Door

Is the state still working with a Victorian definition of what constitutes "an artform" - opera, dance, music, drama and the visual arts? Sir Roy Strong looks at two 20th-century battles: high v popular arts and the metropolis v the regions.

Producer Jane Beresford

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920920]

Unknown: Roy Strong

Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

Producer: Jane Beresford

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920927]

4:Eurovision

In the last programme of the series, Sir Roy Strong asks David Mellor and others whether the new

Department of National

Heritage is going to make any difference at all to the arts in Britain. And he looks to the rest of Europe for some comparisons. Producer Jane Beresford

Genome: [r4 Bd=19920927]

Unknown: Sir Roy Strong

Unknown: David Mellor

Producer: Jane Beresford