Only 8% of people regularly engage with publicly funded art, but every day people are creating their own versions of culture. Nick Wilson and Jonathan Gross report on research that makes the case for a new approach to cultural policy.
Researchers have published a damning attack on the use of quantitative measures to assess artistic quality, warning Arts Council England of the potential consequences of rolling out the Culture Counts system.
A House of Lords inquiry raises concerns that young people from diverse backgrounds are being discouraged from entering careers in theatre, putting the sector’s future cultural and economic success at risk.
Calls for the creative industries to remain a priority during Brexit negotiations, and for new policies to provide economic security and address the “skills time bomb” in the sector, are among the proposals.