How do we decide the value of art? And who is best equipped to do so?
We speak with three leading experts on arts policy to interrogate the state of arts funding in Australia and ask whether the metrics of assessment strike a balance between financial accountability and the intangible value of art.
We’re joined by Flinders University Professor of Creative Arts Julian Meyrick, who has co-authored the book What Matters? Talking Value in Australian Culture (Monash University Publishing), David Throsby AO, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Macquarie University and author of the recent Platform Paper Art, Politics, Money: Revisiting Australia's Cultural Policy, and Hilary Glow, Director of the Arts and Cultural Management Program at Deakin University and a researcher of audiences, participation and evaluation.
We also hear from creatives in the performing arts sector about their experiences.