Articoli taggati con ‘economic impact’

Tafterjournal n. 73 - luglio 2014

Festivals and place. Isola delle Storie book festival and genius loci

di Annapaola Bornioli

The research investigates the relationship between festivals and place, looking at their genius loci and economic, social and cultural benefits produced. The issues were applied to Isola delle Storie, a book festival strongly rooted in its land and characters. The research looked at both roots and impacts, through questionnaires, interviews and press review analysis. It was found that its strong social basis brings several advantages, contributing in drawing some conclusions on festivals and their role for the local organising communities.

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Tafterjournal n. 53 - novembre 2012

Is cultural diversity good or bad for the arts and creative economies?

di Stephanie N. Stallings

Within the span of two months, September and October 2012, four arts policy-related events problematized the connections between diversity, democracy, and cultural policy. Cultural diversity has often been a convenient target for those who see it as subverting universal values in a democracy or in the arts. This is because the more culturally diverse a society is the more difficult it is to assign specific cultural (aesthetic) value to a work of art. In a climate of limited public funding, the absence of clearly defined cultural value is a problem on both sides of the North Atlantic. The challenge facing arts policy-makers is to come up with innovative ways to “make the case” for cultural value in order to turn policy discussions away from a “values for money” debate toward “money for values.”

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