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Landscapes and legacy: critical partnerships between arts, culture and heritage (Conference)

Derby, United Kingdom
Organization: University of Derby
Event: Conference
Categories: Interdisciplinary, British, Popular Culture, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2019-06-26 to 2019-06-27 Abstract Due: 2019-06-26

We have pleasure in announcing our keynote speakers for our conference later this month; Landscapes and legacy: critical partnerships between arts, culture and heritage held at the University of Derby

Professor Eleonora Belfiore, University of Loughborough

Professor Belfiore’s long-term research interests are focused on the cultural politics of decision making
in the cultural sphere. In particular, she has written about public funding of the arts and the
arguments used to justify it in a public policy context, and the way in which cultural policy overlaps
with other areas of public policy-making, in particular social and economic development policy.
This range of interests has led her to an in-depth investigation of: the social impact of the arts and
its place in cultural policy rhetoric; the notion of the transformative power of the arts that underline
the impact discourse, and – more recently, the problem of cultural value, and how it can be
articulated and discussed in policy discourse in ways that do not rely on a reductively economic
understanding of ‘value’. She is working on a book exploring the struggles for power and symbolic
domination that are behind processes for both the formal and informal allocation of cultural value
to different forms of creative expression and consumption. She is also the creator and editor of a
curated blog The Cultural Value Initiative, which aims to bring together perspectives from
academia, creative practice, arts management, policy-maker and media cultural commentary on
questions of cultural value, arts and creative industries policy and cultural analysis.

Stephanie Allen, Executive Director Arts and Heritage

Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience working as a producer, creative Director and Project
Manager. She has worked on a huge variety of artist-led projects for Arts admin, Peak Cymru and
the Hayward Gallery as well as enabling and supporting site-responsive projects nationally and
internationally as a freelance producer. This is twinned with significant business planning,
partnership management, fundraising and strategic development roles across the arts and cultural
sector including positions at Arts Council England, The Geffrye Museum, the Sidney Nolan Trust
and Creative United as Head of Strategic Development. Whilst at creative United, she undertook
commissioned research in partnership with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the
London Mayor’s office as well as leading on partnership development and the strategic
development of the national Own Art and Take it Away schemes.


Booking is now open





Dr Mark Hall