New Study : “Towards cultural democracy: Promoting cultural capabilities for everyone”

New Study : “Towards cultural democracy: Promoting cultural capabilities for everyone”

Το King’s College London has published a new study  “Towards cultural democracy: Promoting cultural capabilities for everyone”.Towards-Cultural-Democracy-2017-KCL

Although the study focuses on the situation in the UK, it is worthwhile to study it.

Summary  :Based on a 15-month research project, this new report presents findings that call for a radical, but pragmatic new approach to supporting the UK’s arts and culture in all its diversity and richness. Whilst continuing to recognise the vital importance and significance of much existing publicly supported arts and culture, and profitable creative industries, the document casts a spotlight on the everyday cultural creativity that is happening around the UK, but is often overlooked. It then goes significantly further in arguing the case for the cultural creativity that could be happening if everyone had the real freedom to co-create versions of culture – conditions of cultural opportunity that we call cultural capability. It is by setting a new ambition for cultural policy – not only investing in great art and audience development, but also promoting cultural capabilities – that the UK can move, as it needs to, towards cultural democracy.

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