March 31, 2011
CONTRIBUTE TO AN ARTS-LED RECOVERY
The government, through Treasury and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, has contracted Theatreview to gather expressions of interest from those who believe they can contribute to an arts-led economic recovery. This work will be funded at corporate consultant rates.
There is a growing understanding in Treasury and cabinet that many sectors of society and the economy that are ‘depressed’ or suffering ‘downturns’ can be stimulated to greater productivity through arts-led activities.
While the Rugby World Cup will undoubtedly stimulate some sectors of the economy, it could be detrimental to others. By contrast there are no losers with the arts: everyone is a winner.
If you feel you have something to contribute to this exciting initiative, please lodge your expression of interest with firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday, including your name, skills and a brief statement about what you have to offer.
Open discussion is encouraged on the ‘Arts-Led Recovery Initiative’ forum.
Points to note:
- Not all economic value can be measured directly in dollars and cents. Mental and physical health and wellbeing, for example, has a fundamental social value that obviously impacts the economic vitality of communities.
- Not all communities are geographically defined. ‘Communities of common interest’ are also vital elements of a healthy and vital national economy.