When: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PMWhere: The Octagon, Queen's Building, Queen Mary University of London
This event asks: against the backdrop of rising inequality and the inequalities within the cultural sector itself: what unexpected solutions, approaches, policies have been effective as interventions, and why? The event will respond to the Levelling Up white paper to think about local and regional inequalities, asking how arts and culture can offer unexpected solutions to, for example, health inequalities or criminal justice issues, while also focussing on inequalities within the arts and culture sector itself in conditions of work and pay.
This event launches Queen Mary's Arts and Culture and the Mile End Institute's unique three-year scheme, establishing a coalition of advocates helping to make the case for the arts and cultural sectors in London and nationally. The event will explore how unexpected solutions might lead to policy change a locally, nationally and internationally – exploring new approaches, possibilities, and transformations in ‘making the case’ for the cultural sector.
Our research fellows are:
Our Fellows have been appointed for a three-year period to work with Queen Mary academics to tackle some of the major challenges facing the cultural sector. They will benefit from Mile End Institute’s cutting-edge approach to policy at local and national levels, and the QM Arts and Culture Team’s networks of support for Queen Mary’s work with the cultural sector.
This event celebrates the coalition of advocates working collectively to make the case for the sector through an inquiry into the unexpected solutions to inequality that culture can offer, and the solutions that culture needs to rethink its own practices.