How to (re) value Indigenous performing arts

Louise Johnson

Abstract


In their paper on "Excellence and access: Indigenous performing arts" the problem that Hilary Glow and Katya Johanson describe is discursive, one that also has a discursive solution. An alternative can come from thinking through the process by which 'value' is created, supported and circulated in the art world. Strategies to re-value Indigenous performance can thereby be directed to the various sites of institutional value which have long characterized Australian cultural policy its importance to national identity, in the connection between culture and economics as well as to the debate over access and excellence and come from artists as well as the communities they serve.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management; ISSN 1449-1184
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