Cultural intermediaries connecting communities : revisiting approaches to cultural engagement / edited by Phil Jones, Beth Perry and Paul Long

Jones, Phil [ed.] | Perry, Beth [ed.] | Long, Paul [ed.].
ISBN: 9781447345015.Edition: 1rst ed.Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2019Description: xv, 236 p.Series: Connected communities: Summary: Based on a four-year research project which highlights the important role of community organisations as intermediaries between community and culture, this book analyses the role played by cultural intermediaries who seek to mitigate the worst effects of social exclusion through engaging communities with different forms of cultural consumption and production. The authors challenge policymakers who see cultural intermediation as an inexpensive fix to social problems and explore the difficulty for intermediaries to rapidly adapt their activity to the changing public-sector landscape and offer alternative frameworks for future practice. (Font: Editor)
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Based on a four-year research project which highlights the important role of community organisations as intermediaries between community and culture, this book analyses the role played by cultural intermediaries who seek to mitigate the worst effects of social exclusion through engaging communities with different forms of cultural consumption and production. The authors challenge policymakers who see cultural intermediation as an inexpensive fix to social problems and explore the difficulty for intermediaries to rapidly adapt their activity to the changing public-sector landscape and offer alternative frameworks for future practice. (Font: Editor)

List of figures, tables and boxes -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Series editors' foreword -- Introduction: Bringing communities and culture together / Phil Jones, Beth Perry, Paul Long -- I. Changing Contexts: 1. The Creative Economy, The Creative Class, and Cultural Intermediation / Orian Brook, Dave O’Brien, Mark Taylor ; 2. Mapping Cultural Intermediaries / Lisa De Propris ; 3. Towards cultural ecologies: why urban cultural policy must embrace multiple cultural agendas / Beth Perry, Jessica Symons ; 4. State-Sponsored Amateurism: Cultural Intermediation, Participation and Non-Professional Production / Paul Long -- II. Practices of Cultural Intermediation: 5. ‘An area lacking cultural activity’: Researching Cultural Lives in Urban Space / Paul Long, Saskia Warren ; 6. Case Study: SOME CITIES / Dan Burwood ; 7. Governing the creative city: the practice, value and effectiveness of cultural intermediation / Beth Perry ; 8. Participatory budgeting for culture: handing power to communities? / Phil Jones ; 9. Intervention: Balsall Heath Legends / Saadia Kiyani ; 10. Screening films for social change: origins, aims and evolution of the Bristol Radical Film Festival / Laura Ager -- III. Evaluation, Impact and Methodology: 12. Engineering cohesion: a reflection on academic practice in a community-based setting / Arshad Isakjee ; 12. Case study: Force Deep / Chris Jam ; 13. Strategies for overcoming research obstacles: developing the Ordsall Method as a process for ethnographically-informed impact in communities / Jessica Symons ; 14. Street Art, Faith and Cultural Engagement / Mohammed Ali ; 16. From the inside: reflections on cultural intermediation / Yvette Vaughan Jones -- Conclusion: Where next for cultural intermediation? / Phil Jones, Paul Long, Beth Perry -- Index

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