Power & Ethics in Cultural Policy
The 4th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy examines different national variations of Nordic model and different international prevailing practice of cultural policy. The theme of the conference is power and ethics in cultural policy. The theme can be divided into four dimensions. First dimension considers how cultural policy relates to global social, economical, political and environmental development. Secondly, it will be examined how power and ethics relate in cultural policy in policy strategies as well in co-operation with different actors in the national level. Thirdly, the conference focuses on how power and ethics relate in cultural policy, in local and regional aspects, f ex. in the context of cultural heritage and access of cultural services. It will be asked also how power relates to individual ethics, cultural identity and in question of artistic practices. During the conference discussions the connections between these four dimensions will be bring forth. In addition, there will be a good opportunity for participants with different professional backgrounds to change viewpoints.