Cultural Value: Developing the research agenda” was a 2-day residential workshop organised by Dr Eleonora Belfiore that took place on the 11th and 12th of June 2012 at the University of Warwick.
This research workshop brought together individuals from a range of disciplinary and professional backgrounds who share an interest in engaging with and developing an intellectually robust and theoretically framed research agenda around cultural value in a cultural policy context. Taking inspirations from presentations around work currently underway, the group discussed what has been learnt so far, identified gaps in understanding and reflected on what a reinvigorated research agenda for the future might look like.
The event also aimed to explore ways in which the artists’ perspective could be brought into the fold of policy debates through the involvement of Susan Jones of a-n The Artists Information Company; Clare Cooper and Shelagh Wright of Mission, Models, Money, and Dr Jane Woddis, a freelance researcher whose area of expertise is the involvement of artists in the policy making process.
The #culturalvalue Initiative and this blog was partly a response to the obvious desire for exchange, collaboration and discussion on the topic of cultural value and its role in driving cultural policy making that emerged clearly from the event.
Videos of the presentations given by the speakers and the slides used will be posted here and made freely available as a contribution to the cultural value debate. However, please always refer to the original source if citing their content, and contact individual speakers for the latest version of their papers.
You can download the full programme of the workshop here: Cultural Value Workshop agenda.
PRESENTATIONS FROM THE WORKSHOP: