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VAGA | Visual Arts and Galleries Association - cultural domains
The Merchants Hall, 22 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 2PE
Thursday 28 August 2008, from 1.30pm
VAGA, the Visual Art and Galleries Association, is organising a networking and professional
development event in Edinburgh on Thursday 28 August 2008, during the Edinburgh Art Festival.
cultural domains will consider the development of cultural policy from a number of perspectives and its
impact on curators and artists. Cultural change is in the air in Scotland with the proposals for Creative
Scotland. There appears to have been little debate within the visual arts sector about the direction of
Reflecting on the situation in Finland, a country of similar size to Scotland, the seminar will consider
how cultural policy can shift the focus of arts activity into the economy and whether this is appropriate.
Further presentations will explore the tension between the cultural value and the economic impact of
the arts; the difference between the cultural and creative industries; and how such policies affect the
people involved, if at all from the practitioners perspective.
The seminar will allow for a period of discussion around the issues raised and key points will be fed
back to all participants at the end of the event.
The event is targeted at professionals working across visual arts practice and disciplines - artist-
curators, museum curators, exhibition makers, freelance project managers and policy makers.
The event is programmed by VAGA with support from the Scottish Arts Council. The cost of attending
for VAGA members is £20 and for non-members £40 (£20 refundable on joining the Association). A
number of places are available to students, on a first come first served basis, at £10. A limited
number of bursaries are available for curators from Scotland to attend. If you wish to apply for
financial assistance, contact Ben as soon as possible.
For more information and to book please contact Ben at VAGA
Book your place by Friday 22 August
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