Status of the arts

Who decides on quality in the arts and based on which criteria? This was the central question of IETM Bucharest session “Status of the Arts”. During the panel, the performing arts world was scrutinised through lenses of race, gender, class, and aesthetics. The idea that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder led to vivid conversations about decision making practices, diversity and standards in evaluating quality. Ground realities from Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and Canada showed how distinct, yet similar cultural experiences can be in different parts of the globe. 

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