Value of Arts

Today's world is obsessed with measuring the impact of every field of public (subsidised) activity. Does your project entail spending public money? Then be prepared to justify its value with numbers and facts.

While numerous studies reveal the power of culture in driving economic growth and creating jobs, it is difficult to quantify the intangible impacts of arts.

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Anastasia Patlay talks about documentary theatre with Moscow-based company Teatr.doc.
Israel Aloni argues that the lack of governmental support for artists has pushed them to pursue activism but contends that art ought to remain independent of the civil-political sphere.
This fourth episode of the Rewiring the network for the twenties series evaluates the results of our most recent survey and the promising aspects of our current practices.
Ragnhild Freng Dale explores activism in the performing arts and the opportunities this type of theatre opens while looking into different examples of political activism in the arts, with a focus on movements in Northern Norway.
This third episode of the Rewiring the network for the twenties series evaluates the results of our most recent survey and maps the concerns withen our sector.
The second episode of the series flashes back to past achievements of IETM since its misty origins in the early eighties, until now, and the conditions for the success.
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we call on the national governments to take measures to safeguard the long-term viability of the cultural and creative sectors.
Butterfly going through metamorphosis
Artists around the world are struggling to keep up with the financial hits that COVID-19 has brought. In Australia, only 1/37 th of the Australian Council for the Arts budget is being put towards a Resilience Fund. David Pledger, however, says this is not enough. The time is now to step up and reshape the arts funding landscape.
This first episode of the Rewiring the network for the twenties series brings an in-depth introduction to the journey ahead of us and explains the methodology we will follow.
This report summarises the key findings of the survey we have circulated among our members to get a grip on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected them so far.

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