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This course is intended for arts managers, arts funders and policy makers, artists, researchers, teachers, sympathizers, and thinkers. It is designed to provide a deeper understanding of some of the most pressing issues affecting the arts in the United States and around the world. It also seeks to examine the implications for the cultural sector of the rapidly changing political, economic and social context in which policies affecting cultural provision are formed and executed

Current Issues in International Cultural Policy Teachers College, Columbia University

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This course is intended for arts managers, arts funders and policy makers, artists, researchers, teachers, sympathizers, and thinkers. It is designed to provide a deeper understanding of some of the most pressing issues affecting the arts in the United States and around the world. It also seeks to examine the implications for the cultural sector of the rapidly changing political, economic and social context in which policies affecting cultural provision are formed and executed

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    The objective of cultural policy

    The objective of cultural policy

    This class addresses the issue of the ultimate ‘ends’ or rationales of cultural policy, both instrumental and intrinsic.

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    Causal models underpinning cultural policy

    Causal models underpinning cultural policy

    Cultural policy is premised on assumptions about causal relationships between expenditure, legislation, exhortation and other levers of power and influence and specific outcome.

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    The arts and the creative industries

    The arts and the creative industries

    The synergies between the commercial, the unincorporated and non-profit cultural sectors and the extent of movement of individuals and intellectual property between them.

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    Globalization, democratization, recession

    Globalization, democratization, recession

    Many trends in cultural creation and consumption have been and continue to be profoundly influenced by globalization. As we enter another chapter in the evolution of world economy, what trends are likely to dominate and how are they likely to affect cultural provision?

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    Leisure time and technology

    Leisure time and technology

    Mapping the impact and the grounds for predicting how changes in the leisure market and in technology are going to affect further the composition and structure of cultural sector.

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    Philanthropy, cultural markets, the 501(c)(3) form of organization and its alternatives

    Philanthropy, cultural markets, the 501(c)(3) form of organization and its alternatives

    The 501(c)(3) model is critically dependent upon a capital market that is philanthropic rather than commercial in character, highly circumscribed in its operation, and in which investment decisions are not informed by the ‘rational self-interest’ of neo-classical economics.

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