John Holden on the disconnect between the arts sector and the public at large. A UK based article that resonates more broadly if we consider increasing income and education disparities in other places.
An article that raises some provocative questions:
Could the role of culture be turned on its head, with a democratically determined and inclusive culture undermining rather than perpetuating social division?
Could a re-imagining of culture as something that people develop and create together to re-orient us towards the goal of a classless society?
And could the mass realisation of personal creativity offer a new economic model, producing a kind of capitalism that is not simply about increasing GDP and accumulating money, but about the growth of human capacities and the human spirit?
Read the full article here.