Worldwide

While in some parts of Europe the arts are trapped by market reality and squeezed by restless demands for economic surplus, in others, creative freedom is guzzled by political agendas and suffocated by the presence of the state in the arts.

Liberalism, freedom, public support, state interference; are these notions - being on our tongue every now and then - perceived in the same way in different historical, economic and social contexts?  This section gives us an insight into the various paradigms, challenges and aspirations prevailing in different parts of the globe.

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Les artistes réclamaient 40 millions. Ils n’en ont obtenu que quatre. «Une insulte», hurlent les gens de théâtre, particulièrement affectés par le financement précaire du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ). Pourquoi les arts de la scène rugissent-ils si fort? Résumé d’une situation de moins en moins tenable sur les scènes du Québec.
People are stupid. Wait, hear me out. I didn’t say that – although in a time when Donald Trump can get elected US president and a referendum can doom Britain to inglorious isolation, haven’t you occasionally wondered?
Des créatures affublées d’un nez de clown et vêtues de djellabas poussent des cris d’animaux. Des spectateurs sont invités à les rejoindre. Pas de gradins, pas de scène. Ici, le théâtre se tient hors les murs, à ciel ouvert, en plein centre-ville de Casablanca.
Inquiry carried out by party found stage and screen increasingly dominated by people from well-off backgrounds
La Fédération marocaine des troupes professionnelles de la chorégraphie s’insurge contre le retard des subventions destinées aux projets chorégraphiques et accordées par le ministère de la culture et de la communication. «Les résultats des subventions de la deuxième session de l’année 2017 lancées par le ministère n’ont pas encore été annoncés.
There’s a stock image of the urban cultural ideal: bustling streets filled with colorfully painted walls, galleries with their doors wide open, live music bubbling out from local venues. This is the kind of environment, with economic as well as artistic benefits, that city governments around the world are looking to foster.
How can cities continue to grow and attract investment while preserving their cultural infrastructure – and the vibrancy and diversity that make them unique? Our new ‘Making Space for Culture’ handbook for City Leaders explores how world cities across the globe are answering this question, from San Francisco to Shenzhen
Unlimited has teamed up with the British Council to provide travel bursaries to disabled artists and producers to attend the next IETM meeting. IETM is an international network for the performing arts, which our Project Manager Clara Giraud has been involved with for a few years. We’ve taken this opportunity to ask her what these ‘meetings’ are all about
Through the analysis of the CDCE’s transfer from international level to Mercosur and ASEAN regions, my article seeks to explore four key questions : why do actors engage in norm transfer ? Who are the key actors involved in the norm transfer process ? What is transferred and why ? What restricts or facilitates the norm transfer process ?
Metrics-based approaches to understanding the value of culture imply homogeneity of artistic purpose, invite political manipulation and demand time, money and attention from cultural organisations without proven benefit.

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