The 2nd Assembly of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends’ Association in Paris last week was a great success. Many thanks again to the French Ministry of Culture for hosting our annual gathering. On Wednesday June 5th and Thursday June 6th, more than 50 attendees participated in and took lessons from six main sessions, including those revolving around the theme Imagining the Cultural Policy Future.
In her keynote speech on the opening day, Professor Eleonora Belfiore argued that cultural policy models are facing a moral crisis, referring to the systematic exploitation of cultural workers contributing to the publicly funded practice: “This problem might be resolved if we work collaboratively on an activist research agenda in which public cultural institutions and funders should be held accountable in the name of fairness and social justice.”
For a complete summary of all our Assembly sessions, including the thought-provoking keynote on the complex notion of cultural sustainability by Professor Emeritus Yudhishthir Raj Isar, please review the full report here.