What is “Cultural Value” in today’s society? How do we look at the impact of “Cultural Value” in today’s artistic development and creative output? How do we find assess and evaluate its contribution to growth of our individuals and society?
British Council in Taiwan, in partnership with Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies (TACPS), will organize a “Cultural Value Seminar” to facilitate a high-level discussion and exchange regarding the importance of understanding cultural value’s role on society and economy growth and the investigation of proper assessment methodology on cultural impact.
The seminar consists of a forum and workshop sessions open to arts professionals, cultural practitioners and policy makers. British Council has invited Professor Geoffery Crossick to make a keynote presentation on the Cultural Value Project he led from 2012-2015 in Arts & Humanity Research Council in the UK. He will also coach a workshop on “Cultural Value Evaluation Methods and Evidence”. TACPS, together with Taipei Art Economy Research Centre (TAERC) will present their research findings on the subjects of “Taiwan’s Cultural Value Project” and “Urban Art Economy: Evaluating the art economic effect”.
The ways in which we discuss, understand and evidence the value of arts and culture has in recent years become a matter of considerable interest across many countries. The UK's Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) established a three-year Cultural Value Project building on the 70 original pieces of work funded by the AHRC and selectively drawing on other existing evidence which reported last year. Professor Crossick will be presenting some of the core findings of that project which, although drawing above all on UK research and experience, raises important questions for any society seeking to identify and capture the value of arts and culture, and it is around those key questions that his talk will be structured.
As the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan just hosted National Cultural Congress in September 2017 to gather advices on revising Cultural Basic Laws in Taiwan, and to prepare the next edition of Cultural White Paper, we hope through the peer-learning and network in this seminar, UK’s cultural value project will be a timely reference for Taiwan to find useful assessment tools to advocate its importance in its journey and reflection of society development as well as sharing with the UK about Taiwan’s Cultural Value for enhancing mutual understanding and future cultural exchange .
Date: 7 October (Sat.), 2017
Venue: 5F Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy, National Taiwan University of Arts
Speaker: Professor Geoffrey Crossick, The UK Arts & Humanities Research Council’s Cultural Value Project Director
Organizers: British Council, Taipei Art Economy Research Centre, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies
Registration fee: Pay the registration fee NT$200 upon arrival. Free for members of Taipei Art Economy Research Centre, and Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies.
Enrollment: Online registration will end October 3, 2016. If maximum capacity is reached, the registration will be closed prior to the deadline.
|9:40-10:30||Professor Geoffrey Crossick – Understanding the value of arts and culture: four key questions|
|11:00-11:20||Dr. Jerry C.Y. Liu – Cultural Value and Cultural Impact Assessment in Taiwan|
|11:20-11:40||Dr. Jerry C.Y. Liu – Taiwan Cultural Value Project: Reporting preliminary survey findings|
|12:00-12:30||Panel Discussion: Reflections on Cultural Value, and Cultural Impact Assessment in Taiwan|