In a move that might be construed as biting the hand that feeds him, BOM fellow Pete Ashton has written a long piece on how the Arts Council could be improved, including the following recommendations:
1) Create a new low-end for the Grants for the Arts program.
2) Explicitly state it’s a fund for everyone
3) Properly embrace the Craft / Maker community
4) Redefine Creativity
4b) Abandon the label “Creative”
5) Get into the grass roots.