Articoli taggati con ‘instrumental value’

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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