The consequence of the latter would be that popular forms of art, that are supposed to have the capacity to fund themselves, will get little subsidy. And on the other hand, that quality art, that is hardly known, or little appreciated, will get more subsidy.
Such a policy remains open to considerable debate, with too many questions left open. Like: who decides on the quality of art? Who estimates the popularity of art, and the capacity for self-funding? Would it not be better to improve general conditions, so that artists can improve their sales? Is this indeed a clash between elitist and popular art, as some are suggesting?