Creative Arts and the Humanities: the Festival Experience

Anthony Steel

Abstract


As true for Australia as it is in the USA, it is unfortunately the case that neither side of politics is much interested in or can see the value of the arts; they are both hostage to the mantra of economic growth on which, as Nussbaum puts it, they think human wellbeing primarily depends and to which they think the humanities contribute little. Though we are seeing this phenomenon manifest itself at the moment at perhaps its most alarming, it is certainly not new.

Keywords


Arts, festivals, elitism, business models

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