Arts Council England head Nicholas Serota has said it should fund more artists at the beginning of their careers.
Serota, who was interviewed in the Guardian, confirmed that a priority for ACE’s new 10-year strategy would be supporting artists who are just starting out.
He said: “It will be about giving more support to writers, artists and composers at an early stage in their career so that they can make a career and then flourish.”
He added that £10,000 to £15,000 “makes a difference at the right moment”, and that the new strategy would also aim to “reach those people who are not participating”.
“In too many places, to see something of real quality you have to travel long distances,” he said.
ACE’s strategy is expected to be unveiled later this month, and replaces its 2010-20 plan, Great Art and Culture for Everyone.