Quotable: The myth of Nylachi

From Scott Walters today:

But the real thing that the arts community needs to learn from all those studies, it seems to me, is that what doesn’t work is the current system that depends on artist-specialists creating products built with a lot of resources and sold at high prices to passive, middle-class spectators who sit in large, expensive pieces of real estate — and it doesn’t take more than a glance at a theatre’s balance sheet to see how much unearned income is required to keep the H. M. S. Arts Status Quo afloat. Regardless, none of these statistics justifies anyone whistling their way to Nylachi in the hopes of “making a living.” That’s a myth that needs to be retired altogether.

The whole post is here.

Author: Tom Kephart

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