Neglecting the origins and principles of cultural policy is damaging because it will lead to to confusion at best and illusion at worst, both of which will make democratic accountability more difficult. In that respect, these developments are in keeping with the powerful—and dangerous—practices of many politicians in democratic societies today. Cultural policy is not immune from this infection.
The photo above is from 2001, and shows some of the children attending dance classes at El Colegio del Cuerpo,
This month’s Old Words are unusual, since they don’t get around to the arts until the last quester of the
This essay is a slightly revised version of a chapter in Where We Dream, West Bromwich Operatic Society and the
Last night, Arlene Goldbard and I recorded the next episode of our blog, ‘A Culture of Possibility’. Our guest was Lucy Wright, an
Click here to download ‘Music. What is it good for?’ (PDF) THE RISING SUN I first heard The House of the
Next Friday, 4 March, I’ll add a new thread of work to this website. I’ve called it ‘Old Words’ because