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Kurt Schwitters Autumn School 2014
Saturday 25th Oct. 2014. The Merz Barn, Elterwater
Jennie Lee Day
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of public funding for the arts and formalisation of the Arts Council's national remit.
"All it takes is one strong woman, ..and a good idea!'
Artists, academics, community leaders, trade unions, politicians and arts organisations around the country are celebrating Jennie Lee Day - on Wednesday 25th February. They will also be affirming their commitment to the principles of cultural democracy as critical to ongoing public funding for the arts, and the work of the Arts Council. As the nation's first Arts Minister, Jennie Lee published her ground-breaking White Paper; 'A Policy for the Arts: The First Steps' on 25th February 1965.
Time for a return to cultural democracy? Birkbeck seminar, 25th February.
Coinciding with these events is a half day seminar (2 - 6pm) at Birkbeck College University of London, on Wednesday 25th February. This is part of the 'Art and the Policy Sphere' initiative being coordinated by the Littoral Arts Trust, in partnership with Birkbeck College, and other independent artists, academics and arts organisations. The seminars are open to all and we also welcome the participation of the Arts Council at these important public debates.
The seminars will culminate with a national one day national, 'New Arts and Cultural Policy Agenda' conference, proposed for London in early July 2015.
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LITTORAL is an arts research and development Trust which promotes new creative strategies, artistic interventions and cultural partnerships in response to issues about social, cultural and environmental change.
The Littoral arts Trust is very grateful the funding support provided by Arts Council England during its time as Arts Council NW RFO.
The Trust will continue to acknowledge the ACE's previous project support in connection with its future work on the Merz Barn and Rural Cultural Strategy projects.