Volume 8, 2020 – 2021
Table of Contents
p. 4 – 28
Focusing on case studies that deal with An Tóstal and the North Cork Drama Festival, this paper argues that amateur drama festivals, supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, dynamically contributed to the paradigm shift that took place within post-war Irish society.
Key words: The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon; Paradigm Shift; Cultural Policy; Amateur Drama; Festival; Cork
p. 29 – 53
Intercultural events, particularly one-off ‘fun-days’ present displays of cultural stereotypes where dialogue is superficial undermining inter-community interaction. Local funding policies may also contribute to the lack of diverse and long-term (trans)local dialogue.
p. 54 – 62
Review of a collection of essays on intercultural best practice in global arts and education policy and management with real-world case studies.
Key words: Managing Culture, Global Exchange, Intercultural Policy, Cultural Arts and Education
MARIA O’BRIEN & LUCY COSTELLOE
p. 63 – 77
Focusing on two policy reports addressing the crisis in the arts arising from COVID-19, this paper interrogated the policy responses to the challenges for the arts sector in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Key words: COVID-19; arts policy; digital divide; precarity in the arts
NEW VOICES: Pitching Possibilities of Emerging Culture: Positioning Kickstarter as a Cultural Institution and its contributions to the development of Cultural Policy Framework for open digital cultural practice
p. 78 – 96
This study considers Kickstarter as a cultural institution, its socio-cultural feats’ alignment with prescriptions of ‘core cultural institutions’, all the while exposing cultural hierarchies and restrictive iterations of ‘culture’.
Key words: Kickstarter; cultural materialism; emerging culture; cultural production; cultural institutions; digital mediation; cultural engagement
p. 97 – 117
This paper adopts a qualitative approach to examine factors that influence the programming of women’s visual artwork in national cultural institutions, with a focused examination at the Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Key words: cultural institutions; gender; museum studies; women’s visual art
p. 118 – 132
In the first Perspectives on Practice interview, Conor Mitchell speaks to Ali FitzGibbon about the challenges and opportunities of establishing artist-led The Belfast Ensemble, exploring its civic and artistic purpose and considering its identity as Belfast-based.
Key words: ensembles; artist-led; collaborative practice; Northern Ireland
p. 133 – 157
This paper considers the short- to medium-term implication for festival organisations and arts policy writers of changes in festival practice introduced to enable organisations operate and accommodate social distancing regulations introduced to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.
Key words: arts festivals; arts policy; Covid-19; digital pivot