November 08, 2006

Is policy damaging the Arts in the UK?

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=artspolicy.mp3

Munira Mirza argues that current arts policy in the UK may be damaging to the long term health of the arts.

Munira Mirza is a writer and researcher on issues related to cultural policy and identity

Summary:

Is policy damaging the arts
Politics, social policy and the arts
Emphasis on footfall and numbers
Does the idea of a cultural industry make things more complicated
What is value for money in the arts
Do arts instituions lack confidence
Does policy stifle creativity
Identity and art – can art bring us together or drive us apart
Nature of engagement
Who decides our cultural icons
Internationalisation of art and the impact on national policy
Can the media support a debate on the arts
Is this a dangerous time for the arts in the UK


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