Bloomberg reports that…

“Individual donors are surpassing companies as the U.K.’s biggest arts benefactors. They are giving museums, concert halls and opera houses money to expand, beef up programming, or stay afloat. U.K.-based individuals gave 262.4 million pounds to the arts in 2005 — the latest figures available — almost twice as much as businesses, which gave 153.4 million pounds, according to Arts & Business. …

[but the article quotes Vivien Duffield as saying] “We’re fighting fires in the arts. Rather than being able to afford to do innovative things, we’re plugging holes where government is taking money away,” Duffield said. “I’m terrified there’ll be an even bigger gap [in the future]”.