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Government's Role in the Cultural Sector: a survey of the issues (1998)

This paper was prepared to support the wish of successive Ministers of Cultural Affairs to reassess government’s involvement in the cultural sector. The paper discusses the reasons why government may be considered to have a role to play in the sector and infers a set of outcomes that may be sought by cultural policy. It then surveys the government’s current involvements - as policy-maker, as patron, as guardian, and as the provider of education - to note strengths and weaknesses, gaps and anomalies. The object is to provide a basis for enhancing the effectiveness of these involvements by identifying the key policy issues worthy of further exploration. 

You will find a copy of the report in the file download section below (published as a pdf copy).

Updated on 8th July 2020