Events

Cultural Value in the Regions Symposium

Summary

The `Cultural Value in the Regions’ Symposium will bring together industry, policy makers and researchers to discuss a way forward for collaborative research in the arts and cultural sectors based around the notion of cultural value.

Start Date

30th Oct 2018 1:00pm

End Date

31st Oct 2018 12:30pm

Venue

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), Inveresk

RSVP / Contact Information

Maria.Yanotti@utas.edu.au or 6324 3659

In recent times the notion of ‘cultural value’ has become a significant concern to policy makers. Cultural value is a broad concept and concerns those areas of social and individual ‘life’ where art and culture can have an impact or add value, beyond (but not excluding) the monetary. Significantly there is also the recognition that cultural value is inextricably linked to creativity and innovation, and that stimulating the arts and cultural sector can benefit all of society.

The Cultural Value in the Regions Symposium will bring together practitioners, policy makers and researchers to discuss a way forward for research in the arts and cultural sectors. It will also explore the concept of cultural value, as well as looking at ways of engaging the arts and cultural sectors in research. The Symposium aims:

  • to provide an overview of the notion of cultural value, and its utility as a framework for thinking about the role of the arts and cultural sectors;
  • to enhance awareness within the arts and cultural community and other interested stakeholders of the benefits of engaging with university research projects;
  • to enhance awareness within the University of Tasmania of the research being done within the arts and cultural sectors; and
  • to stimulate new industry/research and researcher collaborations and partnerships.

Opening Address:
Tracy Puklowski, Director, Creative Arts and Cultural Services, City of Launceston
Tracy Puklowski is newly appointed to the City of Launceston and will lead the development of the city’s arts and cultural strategy.

Keynote Speaker:
Professor Ian Fillis, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Professor Fillis is a leading international entrepreneurial small business and arts and culture researcher.

The Cultural Value in the Regions Symposium will be of interest to:

  • researchers in the social sciences, the arts, business, economics, tourism, architecture, design and planning, health, indigenous studies, amongst others; and
  • arts and cultural organisations, policy makers and government departments involved in the arts, tourism, development and education.

The Cultural Value in the Regions Symposium is presented by the Office for Community, Partnerships and Regional Development, University of Tasmania and the Placemaking Economics Group, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University. It is supported by the City of Launceston.