Genuine Inquiry 003
Cultural labour and cultural democracy
March 12, 2021
This episode concludes Sophie Hope’s trilogy of audio essays, each looking at a different aspect of cultural democracy in contemporary professional practice.
In this conclusion Sophie explores the relationship between arts management education and cultural democracy by introducing epistemological ethnocentrism and the need for ex-centric perspectives. Through examples, she addresses the often awkward connections between employments rights and more informal, embedded relational aspects of making, creating and culturally producing.
Alacovska, A. & Gill, R. (2019). De-westernizing creative labour studies: The informality of creative work from an ex-centric perspective. De-westernizing creative labour studies: The informality of creative work from an ex-centric perspective. International Journal of Cultural Studies.
Cuyler, A., Durrer, V. & Nisbett, M. (2020). Steadfastly White, Female, Hetero and Able-Bodied: An International Survey on the Motivations and Experiences of Arts Management Graduates. International Journal of Arts Management 22(3):5-16