8.1.1 Overview of strategies, programmes and direct or indirect forms of support
UK support for artists differs markedly from, for example, the social welfare approach of Nordic countries. Support primarily comes through the Arts Council system or agencies such as the Crafts Council in the form of grants, or bursaries and commissions, via support for projects from foundations, or in the form of sponsored prizes (e.g. the Mann-Booker Prize for literature and the Turner Prize for visual art). However, some artists' supplies are zero rated for Value Added Tax, as are books.