Social exclusions and the arts: if culture is for everyone, why are so many excluded?

  • Brook, Orian (Principal Investigator)
  • O'Brien, Dave (Co-investigator)

Project Details


In May 2018 the Barbican programmed an event in conjunction with the publication of “Panic! Social Class, Taste and Inequalities in the Creative Industries”. The event combined speakers from academia and the arts, offered very low cost public tickets, and generated considerable debate in the media and creative sector. In collaboration with Barbican producers, we will create a follow-up event, tied in with the publication of “Culture is Bad for You: Inequality in the cultural and creative industries” by MUP in Sept 2020. Given the COVID-19 crisis, we are in discussion with the Barbican producers to consider hosting the event online.

Layman's description

A chance for academics and creative practitioners and policymakers to discuss the causes and consequences of social exclusions from creative work.
Effective start/end date10/01/2031/05/21


  • ESRC: £7,354.00


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