Is Creative Scotland right to fund the artist behind The Glasgow Effect?
Creative Scotland has come under fire for funding a controversial project which many believe patronises Glaswegians. What do you think?
Was Creative Scotland right to fund the artist behind The Glasgow Effect?
Poll results (total votes: 83)
It has created a social media storm with mockery and anger being displayed in equal measure.
Yet it’s actually nothing unusual: an artist being funded to undertake an innovative conceptual project.
Nonetheless artist Ellie Harrison has been the subject of criticism for embarking on a project in which she won’t leave Glasgow for an entire year.
Called The Glasgow Effect, Harrison says she will explore ideas of community and what it means to be Glaswegian.
For this she’ll be funded to the tune of £15,000 by Creative Scotland. Is this a wise use of Creative Scotland’s cash? Is this project really worthy of public money?
Let us know your thoughts.