Valuing the arts


The IETM Satellite meeting in Paris gathered around 60 participants from across Europe and beyond – arts sector representatives, researchers, policymakers and intermediaries organisations - in an open and participatory platform to develop a collective view on why and how to advocate for the arts in local, national and European policymaking processes. Three key questions were at the heart of the discussion: Which new arguments in favour of the public funding for the arts and culture? How to involve experts from the artistic field in the decision-making processes? What are the valuable indicators for evaluating the arts? During the two days meeting, working groups allowed for the diversity of voices and experiences to be heard, while developing a common vision for future actions.