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By Caroline Andrew, Monica Gattinger, M. Sharon Jeannotte, Will Straw

Many students, practitioners, and policy-makers within the cultural quarter argue that Canadian cultural coverage is at a crossroads: that the surroundings for cultural policy-making has developed considerably and that conventional rationales for kingdom intervention now not apply.

The suggestion of cultural citizenship is a relative newcomer to the cultural coverage panorama, and gives a in all likelihood compelling replacement reason for presidency intervention within the cultural area. Likewise, the articulation and use of cultural symptoms and of governance suggestions also are new arrivals, rising as in all likelihood strong instruments for coverage and software development.

Accounting for tradition is a distinct number of essays from best Canadian and overseas students that severely examines cultural citizenship, cultural signs, and governance within the context of evolving cultural practices and cultural policy-making. will probably be of serious curiosity to students of cultural policy,...

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Gattinger’s case studies begin the work of understanding how leadership exercises itself, and how civil society and government can engage. Another way of understanding governance in the cultural area is suggested by Straw’s analysis of pathways and patterns of interaction that create networks of meanings. His case studies suggest the ways in which elements of cultural policy, Canadian content for example, bubble up from the interactions of creators and intermediates. By following these pathways, understanding the energy created and the networks of meanings, the context for cultural policies can be understood.

But much more complex and interrelated than that, it brings together people interested in rethinking cultural policy in the light of understanding changes in culture, changes in relationships between citizens and governments, and changes in ways governments operate. Its objective is to look both at the bases of cultural policy in this changing environment and the interrelations between statistical tools and conceptual tools. Therefore cultural indicators and cultural citizenship form the poles around which, and between which, ideas bounce.

CCRN is a bilingual network of Canadian cultural researchers which promotes the sharing of information and research on trends, challenges, and opportunities in the cultural sector from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. It encourages co-operation and collaboration among Canadian cultural researchers and provides a point of contact for international cultural research networks. Membership is open to both users and producers of cultural research: government policy-makers and researchers, private-sector consultants, and researchers and decision-makers in industry associations and producing organizations.

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