Here is a copy of the keynote address from the Arts Summit 2010 hosted by the Alliance for Arts and Culture. This year’s keynote speaker was Arlene Goldbard. As we are all painfully aware arts funding in this province has been cut to the proverbial bone. Arlene’s address discusses the differences between “intrinsic” and “instrumental” value. Arlene makes the argument in this address that using facts and figures and showing the “economic benefits” of investment in the arts is not working, and theses sorts of arguments have a history of having no effect on politicians throughout North America.
Art and the Public Good: Your Money or Your Life.
Arlene Goldbard (2010) address. June 2010