Balancing act: twenty-one strategic dilemmas in cultural policy / by François Matarasso and Charles Landry

By: Matarasso, François.
Landry, Charles.
ISBN: 9287138621.Publisher: Strasbourg, Cedex : Council of Europe Publishing, cop. 1999Description: 61 p.Series: Policy note: 4Summary: A tightrope walker is always conscious of the two ends of his balancing pole, continually making adjustments to preserve that elusive point of balance. This policy note looks upon one of the most complex areas of modern government, the development and management of cultural policy, as a kind of balancing act. It presents twenty-one strategic dilemmas which may help policy-makers and planners 10 position or reposition themselves, in order to reach the ideal point of balance... (Font: Editor)
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A tightrope walker is always conscious of the two ends of his balancing pole, continually making adjustments to preserve that elusive point of balance. This policy note looks upon one of the most complex areas of modern government, the development and management of cultural policy, as a kind of balancing act. It presents twenty-one strategic dilemmas which may help policy-makers and planners 10 position or reposition themselves, in order to reach the ideal point of balance... (Font: Editor)

Preface -- Framework dilemmas: 1. Culture as the arts or Culture as a way of life ; 2. Cultural democracy or Democratisation of culture ; 3. Culture as a self-justifying value or Culture as development ; 4. Art as a public good or Art as a conditional activity -- Implementation dilemmas: 5. Consultation or Active participation ; 6. Direct control or Insulation from the political process ; 7. Public or Private ; 8. Prestige or Community ; 9. National or International -- Social development dilemmas: 10. Communities or Community ; 11. Cultural diversity or Monoculture ; 12. Heritage or Contemporary ; 13. Visitors or Residents ; 14. External image or Internal reality -- Economic development dilemmas: 15. Subsidy or Investment ; 16. Consumption or Production -- Management dilemmas: 17. Centralisation or Decentralisation ; 18. Direct provision or Contracting-out ; 19. The Arts or the Artist ; 20. Infrastructure or Activity ; 21. Artists or Managers -- Notes

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