Salzburg Global Forum: Some Final Thoughts

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

We introduced Field Notes as a means of amplifying meaningful conversation. Over the last couple of weeks we put that to the test with content from the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, a program that was essentially 5 days of non-stop (and I mean that in the best possible sense) conversation among 64 people from 35 different countries. On an individual basis, I learned something from each conversation, each interview, each post. On a collective basis, what I learned was not something new but it was still incredibly valuable … [Read more...]

How should cultural institutions approach the creation and articulation of value?

Albino Jopela

Watch the following video in which Albino Jopela, archaelogist and lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders Fellow, suggests that considering the values of all of the stakeholders in a community will help ensure relevance and sustainability.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts.   … [Read more...]

How do you articulate the value of the arts in a society where it is largely seen as a commodity?

Eyad Houssami

Watch the following video in which Eyad Houssami, founding director of Masrah Ensemble in Lebanon and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders Fellow, talks about the challenges of making a case for the arts in a society where the concept of public value is very limited.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts.   … [Read more...]

On remaking the world.

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts from guest bloggers discussing topics from this week’s Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders. Leaders from around the world are coming together to discuss issues that are critically important to the cultural sector − how do we create and articulate our value, what is global and what is local today and what is the role of arts organizations in society.   I have a long-standing and deeply held belief that if the world doesn’t fit you, you can either choose to remake yourself, … [Read more...]

The Creation & Communication of Value

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

Watch the following video of Fellows of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders talking about the day's discussion around the topic of value in the arts and culture field.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on how we in the arts create and articulate value. … [Read more...]

What can science tell us about the art experience?

Gary Vikan

Watch the following video in which Gary Vikan, Director of the Walters Museum of Art and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, discusses how neuroscience, evolutionary biology and the cave paintings in Lascaux might point to the fact that aesthetics is "hard-wired into our heads."     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on how we in the arts create and articulate value. … [Read more...]

How do we communicate the instrumental and intrinsic values of the arts?

Gary Vikan

Watch the following video featuring Gary Vikan, Director of the Walters Museum of Art and a faculty member of the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders, talking about the dangers of using economic impact as argument for the arts, the importance of articulating the intrinsic nature of the art experience and how neuroscience might unlock the mystery of that experience.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on how we in the arts create and articulate … [Read more...]

What are the arguments for the arts that resonate with contemporary society?

Patrick McIntyre

Watch the following video featuring Patrick McIntyre, Executive Director of the Sydney Theatre Company and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders faculty member, discussing the need to talk about the arts in terms of its benefits rather than its features.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on how we in the arts create and articulate value.   … [Read more...]

What value does the arts create and how do we articulate it?

Deirdre Prins-Solani

Watch this video featuring Deirdre Prins-Solani, an independent heritage and cultural expert in South Africa and Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders faculty member, talking about the interaction between the sacred and public spaces and how that tension creates value.     Add your voice to the discussion. Use the comments below to weigh in with your thoughts on how we in the arts create and articulate value.   … [Read more...]

Just be valuable.

Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders

Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of posts from guest bloggers discussing topics from this week’s Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders. Leaders from around the world are coming together to discuss issues that are critically important to the cultural sector − how do we create and articulate our value, what is global and what is local today and what is the role of arts organizations in society. Forget articulating your value. Forget arguing your value. Forget selling, convincing, elevator speeching, messaging, advocating. At … [Read more...]