Structure before strategy is not the way to avoid executive stress – SNAFU 1991

The Richard Wilding Supporting the Arts: Review of the Structure of Arts Funding in 1989, drew attention to the basic structural weaknesses and the need for the Arts Council to take on a more strategic approach. On the 16th October 1990  the Arts Council announced at a consultative seminar on the reform of the arts funding system that they were going to restructure first and then develop a national strategy for the arts a fact that they cheerfully admitted was the wrong way round. The Stage and Television today published my analysis of this idiocy in January 1991. My grateful thanks for the Stage for allowing me to reproduce this article.

“With Strategic planning, restructuring and their much vaunted adoption of business techniques, is the Arts Council about to emerge from the eighties as a business-like purposeful organisation capable of taking the Arts into the nineties? It would appear not………………………….”

For the full article please see: Avoid Executive Stress 10th January 1991

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