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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A group of American artists travel to a nation affected by war, to help Ugandans tell their stories using music, dance, and drama.
You don't have to be dealing with overtly controversial issues to create work that agitates and activates.
This essay attempts to generate a clearer exposition of cultural value and articualte why culture matters in politics and public life. It exposes differences of interests in culture between politicians, professionals and the public, but cocludes that these differences are capable of being understood and reconciled to the benefits of all concenred.
Playback theatre is an original form of improvisational theatre in which the audience contribute stories from their lives, choose the actors to play the different roles, and witness their stories come to life, as they are adapted theatrically on the spot. Performances are a joint effort of a team of actors, a musician and a conductor whose role is to converse with the audience and to engage them in dialogue. In the absence of a predetermined script or a score, playback theatre relies on voluntary contributions from the audience promoting the right for any voice to be heard, orchestrating...
The Ford Foundation hosted Beyond the Hashtag, a conversation on using art and technology to combat the criminalization of our communities . The event livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on 15 September 2015 included performances and discussions with leading artist-activists whose powerful work calls for the safety, well-being and self-determination of LGBTQI and multiracial communities.
Freedom of expression is essential to the arts. But the laws and practices that protect and nurture free expression are often poorly understood both by practitioners and by those enforcing the law.
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Indian director and activist Usha Ganguly said theatre depicts reality better than any other medium of entertainment and was founded on the principles of promoting tolerance and peace in societies. “It is still doing its job … promoting peace and love between the Indian and Pakistani people,” she added. “When we say artists are ambassadors of countries, we mean exactly this.” She urged the Indian and Pakistani governments to relax visa policies in this regard.
"The random and indiscriminate nature of air strikes in and around Sana’a made it difficult to pinpoint a completely safe area to hold the workshop." Filmmaker Sara Ishaq relates how a four-day art workshop helped give a degree of solace to Yemeni children made homeless by war.

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