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How do we decide what art is worth – by the economic benefits it delivers or some notion of intrinsic value? fedee P

The tricky notion of ‘value’ in the arts

There’s plenty of discussion about arts funding in Australia – but are we ready to tackle tough questions around the “value” of the arts? That’s a challenge that will involve scrutinising the “benefits…
What happens when we reduce cultural value to the bottom line? @yakobusan Jakob Montrasio 孟亚柯

UNESCO leads the way on a truly global approach to cultural economy

Last week, UNESCO launched its Creative Economy Report 2013 in New York. It’s a key document in a major reorientation of global cultural policy – away from creative industries and towards a more inclusive…
NSW Arts Minister George Souris makes an announcement about the 2014 Sydney Festival. AAP Image/Sydney Festival

The NSW recipe for bland arts and culture policy

Arts New South Wales, the state’s arts policy and funding body, released a discussion paper last week: Framing the Future: Developing an Arts and Cultural Policy for NSW. As a discussion paper rather than…

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