Through a case study of the Open Arts community choir’s engagement in a televised talent show, this research article explores the complex influences of managers such as TV producers on the performance and misrepresentation of inclusive choirs.
The first piece for Perspectives in Practice, Margaret Henry of Thrive examines the implications, challenges and potential benefits of the introduction of an Outcomes-Based Accountability approach to government planning by the Northern Ireland Executive.
Examining the gendered conditions of cultural production, this case study of the Project Arts Centre proposes solutions to gender inequalities through the mobilisation of cultural institutions as Feminist spaces.
Keywords: Gender; cultural institutions; feminist theory; gender regimes
This research paper interrogates the methods used by Grant Thornton to measure the economic impact of Limerick City of Culture and proposes alternate local/non-local expenditure segmentation as a more accurate method.
Keywords: Capital of culture, city of culture, cultural economics, cultural impact
With cultural democracy ‘having a moment’, Moriarty and Jeffers curation recollections reclaims some of the knowledge of the community arts movement of the pre-digital 1970s and 1980s and emphasises its intrinsic roots in wider social and political movements for greater democracy.
Keywords: cultural democracy; community arts
Editorial Board: Pat Cooke (University College Dublin); Victoria Durrer (Queen’s University Belfast); Ali FitzGibbon (Queen’s University Belfast); Emily Mark-FitzGerald (University College Dublin); Niamh NicGhabhann (University of Limerick)