Alana Valentine: [box office; royalty; commission;]I'm a working playwright and my question to the panel is: Could the box office royalties that Shakespeare would be entitled to as the author of his produced plays be paid into a found to commission and produce new Australian work?
Tony Jones: [subsidise] So, Germaine, would like to see Shakespeare subsidising young Australian writers. Is that even theoretically possible? I mean, it's obviously.
1. to officially ask sb to write, make or create sth or to do a task for you;
to give money to sb or an organization to help pay for sth; to give a subsidy.