Analysing some of the immediate responses to the lockdown crisis suggests two possible and very different long term effects: either a re-enforcement or a re-evaluation of weaknesses in current arts, policy funding regimes and business models.
Analysis of the interviews has made clear the need to develop greater coherence between the intentions of funders and the experiences of artists in the sector.
Examining the funding of 'Art for Reconciliation': challenges and possibilities. Presented to delegates attending the first Exchange Forum at The Brian Friel Theatre, Queens’ University Belfast, 8 June 2019.
What may at first seem like a false dichotomy, may well reveal a fundamental flaw in many current practices.
A Question of Design: Understanding the impact of art on reconciliation in post-conflict societies. A case study from Northern Ireland.