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Pain in the Arts.

Author: John Tusa
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2014.
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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 defence of the performing and visual arts at a time of increasing 'Pain in the Arts'. Tusa addresses the controversies in the arts that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tusa, John.
Pain in the Arts.
London : I.B. Tauris, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Tusa
ISBN: 9780857734761 0857734768
OCLC Number: 881606945
Description: 1 online resource (398 pages)
Contents: Part I; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Pain in the Arts: Decline or Renewal?; 2 Surviving the Downturn; 3 Looking Facts in the Face: The Case for the Arts; 4 The Dos and Don'ts of Running the Arts; 5 The Wars of the Words: Language Matters; 6 Learning on the Job: A Personal Road to Responsibility; 7 The Leader, the Manager: What's the Difference?; 8 What Do You Know? Inside the Mind of a Leader; 9 An Arts Policy for a Floating Utopia; 10 Keeping It Simple; Part II; 11 The State of the Arts, the Arts and the State; 12 Music All Around Us. 13 The Education Debate: Giving the Young the Arts They Deserve14 The Arts: A Special Case for Special Pleading; 15 The Arts and Civil Society: Firm Friends or Distant Cousins?; 16 Small Is Significant: Taking Care of the Roots.

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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 defence 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 surv.

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