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Pain in the Arts
Author: John Tusa

ISBN: 9781780768175
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4 May 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8 x 2.6
Description:
Over a distinguished career in cultural leadership, management and journalism spanning almost 30 years, John Tusa has amassed a unique experience of the arts world, the political controversies it faces and the battles it continues to fight. His new book is a fearless and passionate defense of the performing and visual arts at a time of increasing 'Pain in the Arts'.

Tusa addresses the controversies in the arts that must be resolved so urgently today, including the ever-flowing arguments on whether they should be useful before they are excellent. He gives guidance on how the arts can survive in the downturn and explains why the case must always be made that they deserve special treatment. He writes an excoriating critique of the language of Whitehall bureaucracy and shows how crucial to the nation's health and wealth are the small regional arts projects alongside our big arts institutions like the Barbican or National Theatre. He also draws on his expertise as Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme to discuss those increasingly complex questions - practical, personal, professional - that today's and tomorrow's cultural leaders must face, including the quali...

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