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Beyond Leaders

Conference contribution
Authors Andrea Phillips
Published in Keynote lecture for Kultur i väst conference 'Art & Audiences'. Göteborg 8 november.
Publication year 2016
Published at Valand Academy
Language en
Keywords leadership collectivity contemporary art social change
Subject categories Arts, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Ethics and Religion, Political Science, Social and Economic Geography, Media and Communications, Sociology, Educational Sciences, Economics and Business


Our role as cultural producers, academics, administrators, budget managers, communication managers, artistic directors, is to move beyond the pragmatic and conceptual division between artists and audiences. This division between artists and audiences is problematic for two reasons. Firstly, it upholds an empirical and hierarchical rationale for the production and dissemination of art that goes against what cultural producers could and should do to expand notions of liveability, sustainability and equality within the practices they support; secondly it does not reflect what the most interesting contemporary artists are in fact doing. What implications does this have for leadership? What can policy do to make it easier for new structures to occur within the arts? What can policy do to make space for new types of engagement? How must policy change its structures in order to do this? Finally, what implications does this have for leadership?

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