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Abstract / Description of output
As a means of mapping means of production and systems of distribution over the past half century, the paper presents snapshots of organisational change at pivotal moments in the devolution of the arts in Scotland: 1971, 1979, 1992 and 1999.
These case studies provide a basis for critical analysis of the devolution of the visual arts since the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament. Following political devolution in 1999, Scotland's Governments have revoked JM Keynes' arm's length Patron State model in favour of the New Labour experiment with Structuration and creative economics that is Creative Scotland. Throwing SAC on the arms-length-bodies bonfire that has raged across R-UK, a centrist ‘creative economy’ model has been accelerated by the SNP. In some respects, post-devolution Scotland is less devolved than it was in 1994 and, also, less democratically accountable. I conclude by proposing that the Scottish Government may best unlearn the existing Union State apparatus by adapting the distinctive model of collaborative advantage that artists have developed to successfully govern their activities over the past 50 years.
The chapter has good impact relations since it relates to two documentaries I featured in, one by the BBC and one by Frieze Films. Both were broadcasted/screened to large audiences are remain available online. It is not published in SPACE's 50th anniversary book 'SPACE in 1968' and so widely read by artists in the ARI sector.
|Title of host publication||Artists in the City|
|Subtitle of host publication||SPACE in '68 and Beyond|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Mar 2018|
|Event||SPACE’s 50th anniversary archive display - SPACE, Mare Street, London, United Kingdom|
Duration: 18 Jan 2018 → 17 Mar 2018
|Exhibition||SPACE’s 50th anniversary archive display|
|Period||18/01/18 → 17/03/18|
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- Contemporary Art
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Brown, D., Jackson, D. & Mulholland, N., 2 Jul 2018, In: Visual Culture in Britain. 19, 2, p. 139-167
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Mulholland, N., 10 Feb 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Mulholland, N., Nov 2017, 2 ed. New York: Routledge. 232 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
- 1 Participation in conference
Neil Mulholland (Invited speaker)31 Aug 2015
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conferenceFile