Arts funding in austere times: public and private money
25 November 2013 Last updated at 14:33 GMT
There is a view that the model of state funding for arts in the UK is bloated, London-centric and ripe for replacement by more generous private backing seen in places like the USA.
Others, however, say public money keeps the arts vibrant and accessible.
David Thompson reports from London's South Bank on the debate over where arts funding should come from in austere times.