Artists and Entrepreneurs

Enjoyed this lecture by David McWilliams, which began the Points of View lecture series hosted by Cork City Council’s arts office.

The lecture covered the role of culture in society, the comparisons between artists and entrepreneurs and challenged the arts world to collaborate more with business. McWilliams is ubiquitous, and can be populist, but his comments on the priorities of a society that allows over 400,000 to sit on the unemployment register, another 60,000 or so to emigrate, but will not allow a bank to fail, were right on the money.

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