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The blanding of media literacy

I have been making myself unpopular at the Media Meets Literacy conference in Warsaw by complaining about what I call the ‘blanding’ of media literacy. I wrote this blog to share a couple of further examples I wasn’t able to show at the conference itself. 666 more words

From the Chook Shed: Senator Brandis Supports Dead White Roosters

Oh, my goodness! The sky is falling. Yes, really. Your correspondent has been talking to Chicken Little.

Chicken Little, as you will all be aware is a creation of the Creative Industries: a visual artist and writer was involved in her development. 818 more words


Warwick Commisssion visiting Queen’s University Belfast, 19 May 2015

Folks in the North (and others!) may be interested to attend a special presentation next week in Belfast, featuring members of the Warwick Commission who will discuss findings from their recent, extensive report on the subject of cultural value in the UK: 341 more words

Arts Policy

Cultural Entrepreneurship Workshop (Online) at UBC

Seems the concept of “cultural entrepreneurship” has taken hold on a global scale. So exciting!

Just discovered Dr. Lidia Varbanova’s online class that is being offered online through the University of British Columbia.  413 more words

Cultural Entrepreneurship

Cultural capital: arts policy and education

In a key speech a couple of months ago, Ed Miliband promised to ‘put policy for arts and culture and creativity at the heart of the next Labour government’s mission’. 797 more words

The Art of Valuing

Gate-crashing a Brussels event aimed at Arts Councils and Culture Ministries is to physically visit what is normally a virtual world. This is the land of European Cultural Policy: a place with its own language (policy-speak), its own currency (creativity), and – like much of Europe – a struggling economy. 1,190 more words


A Policy for the Arts: “excellence” within the reach of everyone? A contribution to #ArtsPolicy50

It’s been almost 50 years since Jennie Lee published her white paper A Policy for the Arts – The First Steps (1965). It was Britain’s first state arts policy. 1,689 more words

Economics And Culture