The head of an arts body faces questions from MSPs after an artist warned that its funding method will lead to the "wanton destruction" of the sector's vital infrastructure.
The Education and Culture Committee is scrutinising publicly funded Creative Scotland and will hear from Andrew Dixon, its chief executive.
Public artist Matt Baker, critical of the body's funding model, is also giving evidence.
In a written submission to MSPs, Mr Baker said: "The strategy seems to be to remove the core funding and instead support individual projects on the premise that this targeted support will allow/encourage organisations to become self-sustaining and independent of ongoing support.
"This strategy, applied from a centralised national body and without a complementary package of other measures, cannot work and will cause wanton destruction of vital arts infrastructure in the country."
Creative Scotland has an income of around £80 million for 2012-13. It caused controversy by scrapping its Flexible Funding programme in favour of yearly or project-based investment.
Mr Baker, whose work includes the Three Virtues in Inverness city centre, said the body needs to devolve its structure and harness the "quiet revolution" taking place at grassroots level.
A Creative Scotland spokeswoman said it will have a range of investment programmes.
"Our future priorities include reviewing our investment models, conducting in-depth reviews of each cultural sector, understanding the scope and influence of the cultural economy and understanding the role of geography and place."