How to get an arts grant

Comedian Charles Firth explains how he picked up a total of $30,000 for a “museum” featuring the names of well-known people, each matched with a single key word:

‘‘So we thought, OK, how can we scam an arts grant by creating a program? A museum of words was the cheapest thing in the world.’’

To his surprise, the City of Sydney granted the museum $20,000 and $10,000 for marketing.

‘‘Now it has snowballed, so I don’t know if it’s a scam any more.’’

It seems art is in the eye of the beholder, especially those handing out the grants.

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