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Another thought provoking response from Stephen Pritchard and a welcoming report on #payingartists campaign, I could finish the sentence with ” and join a trade union for artists to fight for better pay & working conditions”

colouring in culture

I attended a workshop at the University of Warwick on 9th July about Co-producing cultural policy. The day was very, very interesting and frustrating at times. I was guest blogger. I wrote this. It was originally published here: http://coculturalpolicy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/cultural-value-and-economic-and-social.html

A morning of valuing artists, museums as co-producers of ‘social justice’ and cultural value as power, followed with an afternoon workshop about value and impact. The long trip to The University of Warwick was certainly action packed. A day of two halves. A room full of interested and actively probing researchers (and a Director of a National Portfolio Organisation). The day was all about policy: cultural value in the morning; humanities research after lunch. So what happened?

First up was Susan Jones, Director of a-n The Artists Information Company. Susan was, as usual, forthright and focused, delivering the hard facts about the #payingartists campaign; about ‘positive’ mission ‘delivery’; campaigning…

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