Sharing the Stage – Policy and Practice: Inquiry

Policy and Practice: Civic Role of Arts Organisations

Our final Policy and Practice seminar for 2016 was spent focusing on the civic role of arts organisations, the subject of a multi year inquiry the Foundation is running. Guided by the three metaphors the Inquiry’s panel devised in 2016, which are reprinted within this booklet, we examined arts organisations’ civic role. Small groups discussed arts organisations’ function as ‘colleges’ (places of learning), ‘town halls’ (places of debate) and ‘parks’ (places of meeting). We also explored the concept of arts organisations being ‘hospitals’ (places of well-being and health). You can read in detail the discussion we had within this report.

Sharing the Stage - Policy and Practice: Civic Role