Culture & Politics: Creating Change


A presentation by author John Holden

 
DateWednesday, January 30, 2008 - 9:00pm

Cost

Free (RSVP required)

Email

sbrand@laidlawfdn.org

Location

Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

To establish support for culture at a political level, the arts must first create a greater legitimacy with citizens, and find new ways to build democratic consensus about its importance. John Holden, author of 'Cultural Value and the Crisis of Legitimacy', asserts that establishing a different alignment between culture, politics and the public will require courage, confidence and radicalism. Drawing on his recent publications, John will show how different groups in society value culture in different ways, and he will examine how the changing role of the arts and culture in contemporary society can influence public policy.
You can read more about John Holden and his work at http://www.demos.co.uk/people/johnholden
Sponsored by The Laidlaw Foundation, Ontario College of Art & Design, The Department of Canadian Heritage, The Ontario Arts Council, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Metcalf Foundation , The Ontario Ministry of Culture, City of Toronto Culture, The Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Community Foundation and Business For the Arts.
RSVP by January 26, 2008 to sbrand@laidlawfdn.org

DateWednesday, January 30, 2008 - 9:00pm

Cost

Free (RSVP required)

Email

sbrand@laidlawfdn.org

Website Location

Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 9:00pm

To establish support for culture at a political level, the arts must first create a greater legitimacy with citizens, and find new ways to build democratic consensus about its importance. John Holden, author of 'Cultural Value and the Crisis of Legitimacy', asserts that establishing a different alignment between culture, politics and the public will require courage, confidence and radicalism. Drawing on his recent publications, John will show how different groups in society value culture in different ways, and he will examine how the changing role of the arts and culture in contemporary society can influence public policy.
You can read more about John Holden and his work at http://www.demos.co.uk/people/johnholden
Sponsored by The Laidlaw Foundation, Ontario College of Art & Design, The Department of Canadian Heritage, The Ontario Arts Council, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Metcalf Foundation , The Ontario Ministry of Culture, City of Toronto Culture, The Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Community Foundation and Business For the Arts.
RSVP by January 26, 2008 to sbrand@laidlawfdn.org

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
sbrand@laidlawfdn.org
Cost: 
Free (RSVP required)
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