#TheReset: Sheer fluidity of technological change means our cultural industries should be more central than ever

Press/Media: Expert Comment


The average artist is not wealthy or markedly different from other citizens, and most are not looking for government handouts, just a means of being able to continue to do their work. Lip service is paid to words like sustainability and resilience until they have been tested (and found wanting) with lockdown.

The sheer fluidity of technology is asking questions of our society to which we have no clear answers means we should put creativity and the ability (or indeed, willingness) to ask new questions about who we are and where we are going at the centre of our concerns not leaving them to labour at the edge.

Period09 Sept 2020

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  • COVID19
  • cultural industries
  • arts management
  • cultural policy
  • arts in Northern Ireland
  • cultural labour
  • cultural strategy
  • cultural recovery
  • sustainability