Cultural policy focused on place is nothing new. Since the 1970s, capital of culture competitions and culture-led regeneration have proliferated. Yet it is fair to say that the UK is witnessing an upsurge of place-based initiatives, from London Borough of Culture to the Great Place scheme. But why is an emphasis on place important, and what are these initiatives trying to achieve?
CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday emphasised that culture played an essential role in the region’s sustainable growth and development. LaRocque was speaking at the opening of the 36th meeting of the Council on Human and Social Development (COHSOD) at the CARICOM headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana.
Climate change has filled the front pages this year, from the Extinction Rebellion protests that brought central London to a halt to campaigning by Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg. But how are the arts responding to what is being billed as a potential environmental catastrophe?
Research released today by Creative New Zealand and NZ On Air is the first of its kind in almost 20 years, asking close to 1,500 people working in creative professions questions about their income, training, means of support and wellbeing to better understand barriers to sustaining a creative career.
A new project will investigate new ideas for how the arts can play an “impactful and sustainable” role in health and wellbeing.
Technological changes observed in recent years, particularly driven by the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs), offer the potential to transform economies and improve the living standards of many people.