This blog contribution by Chris O’Connell, playwright and artistic director of Theatre Absolute in Coventry offers a very interesting and personal perspective on the question of ‘access’, reaching new audiences and facilitating engagement with the arts, which are at the centre of cultural policy and arts funding debates. Yet, these are also topics that are […]
‘Cultural value’ is shaping up to become the issue to keep us cultural policy people busy for the foreseable future. After all, the very existence of a set of cultural policies is predicated on the notion of cultural value, and the belief in the social importance of its preservation and nurturing. Yet, although how to articulate value […]
This is a blog and online resource curated by Dr Eleonora Belfiore of the University of Warwick. It aims to provide a platform for exploration and discussion of 'cultural value' for researchers, cultural administrators, creative practitioners, policy makers, the general public and all those who believe that we need a refreshed debate on the place of the arts and culture in society which does not rely on economic value as a proxy for cultural value.