Whenever I give a presentation or a lecture on cultural value in relation to cultural policy, I try to sneak into my talk a quote by Richard Hoggart, which I think expresses pithily yet compellingly the essence of the ‘issue’ for which cultural value is often used as a shorthand. In ‘The Way We Live […]
‘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.