Presentation at State Library Wednesday 19 September at 2.00 PM

The Value of Culture: Rethinking value for cultural organisations

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In recent decades, the concept of value has been distorted across many sectors, including the arts. There is no quick, methodological fix to this problem of communicating value. Instead, there is a need for a richer discussion.

“Laboratory Adelaide: the Value of Culture” is about to launch into its second phase of research. For the last three years, this project has explored the challenges faced by the cultural sector when required to prove its worth. Flinders University’s Tully Barnett and Heather Robinson will share some of the key findings from the first phase of research conducted in partnership with the State Library of South Australia, the State Theatre Company of South Australia and the Adelaide Festival. We invite practitioners and professionals from across the cultural sector of South Australia to share our findings and gather feedback on what needs to be done to embed better ways of communicating the value and meaning of what we do for the long-term benefit our sector and our community.

Presented by the State Library of South Australia

Details on the event and registration to attend available here.

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