We promote teaching, research, and community engagement with cultural politics, policy and planning from the local to the global.
How do the cultural practices and ways of life contribute to sustainable communities and to a more inclusive society? We examine the interactions among urban, labour, social, economic, education and cultural policy today.
Cultural policy involves multiple layers of governance, from the local to the global. It involves many new actors from citizens, artists and creators, municipal planners, policy makers, advocates, patrons and venture capitalists in complex networks. The cultural economy involves the seamless interpenetration of voluntary, not-for-profit and small and large scale commercial ventures in place-based and virtual initiatives.
October 14–16, 2010 Vancouver, BC
Presented by Women in View
October 22, 2010
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
The understanding the creative workforce survey is a way for artists and researchers to collaborate from three cities: Vancouver, Canada; Perth, Australia; and Glasgow, Scotland. We are committed to bridging the gap between artists and creators and policy makers by developing a clearer picture of artists’ work and its critical role in communities. [ more ]
How have countries around the world amended their social security net or employment policies to help cultural workers? This research project by Miriam Gollmitzer and Catherine Murray argues for a horizontal policy approach, integrating social, labour and cultural policy more effectively to build sustainable livelihoods for cultural workers, contrasting European, Australian and North American initiatives. [ more ]
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