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How local government and foundations sponsor culture in China

Culture is expensive, and China is no exception. What kind of roles do local governments and major corporations play in funding art?

Culture is expensive, and China is no exception. Without the support of public and private entities, many artists could not create anything or go commercial on a large scale. What kind of roles do major corporations and local governments play in funding art in this country?


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With thanks to Ren Jiayin for production assistance, Eleven Labs for the AI voice and Leeluv for the poster picture and Sean Calvo for music support.


author Aladin Farré

Aladin Farré is the founder and host of Middle Earth Podcast and a contributing writer at The World of Chinese.