In 2015, a collective discussion took place in Belgium, organised by Flanders Arts Institute, IETM and deBuren. Participants were policy makers and researchers. At the panel discussion, Pascal Gielen, Professor in Sociology of Art and Cultural Politics at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, presented the main insights of the research report “The Value of Culture” prepared in collaboration with sociologists, economists, philosophers and psychologists.
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During the last two decades many reports on the economic importance of the Creative Industries have been published throughout Europe. This classifying and measuring of the Creative Industries has continually produced many debates and discussions, and some have had productive outcomes.
The authors of Cultural Policy in the Time of the Creative Industries maintain that now is the right time to “develop equally influential classifications and metrics for the Cultural Industries”.
Arts Council England (ACE) has confirmed the reforms to its investment processes, proposed in February 2016, will become official policy. Even though there are concerns regarding the funding of this investment overhaul, there also appears to be extensive backing across the arts sector.
On 6th November 2015 the Lithuanian Artists‘ Association organised an international conference to explore ‘The Significance of Institution in the Processes of Culture’ to celebrate their 80th anniversary in Vilnius. This event brought together a number of artist representatives that have been involved in the European Artists Rights project to share their experiences of artist working conditions in other regions and discuss organising models with the Lithuanian Artists.
Update on the global campaign for a new international treaty on the visual artists’ resale right. The resale right is a fundamental right for authors of graphic and plastic arts. It consists of a small percentage of the resale price that art market professionals pay to them at each resale of their works, be it in auction or in a gallery.