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Kaz Paton, Manager Arts & Culture, City of Greater Geelong was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2012 and you can read her report.
(CHCFE) is a two-year project funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013) that aims to raise greater awareness on the multiple benefits of cultural heritage and present policy recommendations for tapping into heritage’s full potential.
2008 SAGE Publications
(Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore)
Vol 7(1): 71–91
Culture as an organizing concept and framework offers planning a new, deeper and more sustainable foundation. The fact that culture constitutes and is constituted by our geographies, histories and societies, is expanding, and is the world’s leading intellectual resource, can be the basis for a new positionality for planning. A positionality of this kind is proposed as a new paradigm, and tagged with the neologism of ‘culturization’.
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2008, Ashgate Publishing CompanyPlanning is described as being increasingly sidelined by the impacts of neo-liberal restructuring. At the same time, ‘culture’ is nowadays seen as the world’s key intellectual resource possessing new creative weight in sociological, economic and environmental terms. This book argues that, in the light of this cultural turn, there is the opportunity to re-position planning and proposes an original, practical and robust system of ‘culturisation’. Culturisation is defined as the ethical, critical and reflexive integration of culture into planning and potentially other areas such as public administration, corporate strategy and development thinking. Cultural theory, planning theory, global governance policy and recent, innovative culturised practices are all explored to this end. The new theoretical and practical approach put forward shows how deeper, richer and more relevant ideas about culture can be utilized in planning, and is illustrated with international examples and two major case studies detailing new vistas for a refurbished planning.
Since the crisis in governance which led to a shortage of capable board members, recent years have seen the emergence of the enterprising arts organisation – a development which has led to the need for new types of board members who have a greater understanding of ‘mission, money and merit’ within a cultural construct. This innovative book explores the world of the arts board member from the unique perspective of the cultural and creative industries.
‘More Yuppy Stuff Coming Soon’: Gentrification, cultural policy, social inclusion and the arts’
Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
Volume 28, Issue 4, 2014
The framework, endorsed by the Standing Council on Health and the Meeting of Cultural Ministers, has been developed to enhance the profile of arts and health in Australia and to promote greater integration of arts and health practice and approaches into health promotion, services, settings and facilities.
The current theme is Creativity Around the World, featuring articles about creativity in Estonia, UK, Greece, China, Peru, Netherlands, Japan, Romania, Latvia, Nepal, Thailand, India, Australia, Africa and Timor-Leste, amongst others.
In March 2013, OurSay worked with Hepburn Shire Council to help residents put forward their Big Ideas for the next four-year Council Plan. After weeks of community workshops and the OurSay forum engaging 10% of households in the shire, the councillors and council officers responded to the top 10 Big Ideas at the Daylesford Town Hall on March 26. Watch this video to find out what they had to say.
Cultural Policy Quick Facts is a short international overview of the existence of cultural policies, plans and guidelines; the nature of cultural authorities and governance; and the key elements of cultural policies.
Ann Markusen is Director of the Arts Economy Initiative and the Project on Regional and Industrial Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Principal of Markusen Economic Research.
This discussion paper presents the findings of a study on the feasibility of producing cultural and creative activity satellite accounts for Australia.
Cultural planning in a local government context is not an easy task. The consultation process needs to be thorough and as a result can be lengthy. This month we are feature an article from Bec Cole describing the recent cultural planning process that was undertaken by the Wyndham City Council. Bec begins her article: ‘Embarking on a new strategy, plan or policy is never an easy undertaking. Cultural Planning is particularly fraught as the first conversation is usually the one about defining what cultural development actually is – what is in the scope and what is not.’ She outlines the key areas, processes, benefits and difficulties associated with local government cultural planning. Read further Creating Creative Communities and Cultural Places article
Report. ‘The Economic Contribution of Culture’, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia June 2013. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a discussion paper about measuring the economic contribution of cultural and creative activity in Australia. The paper is an outcome of a feasibility study commissioned by the Meeting of Cultural Ministers Statistics Working Group, supporting a national program of cultural data collection, research and analysis, in partnership with the ABS.
Article. ‘Arts and culture to be included in ONS well-being measures’ Michael Quinn, The Stage News, UK, June 10, 2013. The Office for National Statistics is to use responses from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Taking Part Survey – which details consumption of and participation in the arts and culture – in response to public demand for their inclusion in the Measuring Well-being Programme.
Report. ‘Healthy Attendance? The Impact of Cultural Engagement and Sports Participation on Health and Satisfaction with Life in Scotland’, The Scottish Government, 19 August 2013. Data from the Scottish Household Survey 2011 has been used to statistically explore the relationship between taking part in cultural and sporting activities, attending cultural places and key quality of life measures in Scotland. This report presents the findings of the analysis of this relationship.
What is Museum? article by Tegan Kehoe, May 31, 2013
Municipal Cultural Planning: A Toolkit for Ontario Municipalities 2011
Book: The Artistic Edge, 7 Skills Children Need to Succeed in an Increasingly Right Brain World.
This book explores why leadership skills taught through the arts are what young people need most to be successful in life.
Why culture matters to sustainable development
Article 13 September, 2012, Artshub By Holly Schäuble is the Founding Director of Many Hands International, an Australian NGO working with communities to identify cultural assets and apply them to maintain culture and develop economic and social opportunities.