Social Questions, Musical Answers: Local Government Music Policy and Practice

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This paper examines the integration of the arts into local government from a variety of perspectives.

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Kenny, Ailbhe July 2009.

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This paper examines the integration of the arts into local government from a variety of perspectives.

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Abstract: Arts within local government polices and practices has been increasing worldwide. These
local government arts agendas are primarily aimed at raising artistic standards, enhancing the
quality of life within communities and supporting artists. Further objectives such as
developing and promoting social capital are also very apparent within both local government
arts remits and initiatives. This paper examines the integration of the arts into local
government from a variety of perspectives. An investigation of where local government arts
are situated in relation to capital theories and the tensions between arts and social aims are
considered. Using Ireland and music development as the focus, specific local government
music initiatives are examined. These case studies highlight the significance of local
government involvement in music and its importance in enhancing social capital, providing
access to music and music making, community participation, cultural diversity and its value
in developing identity and a ‘sense of place’ within communities. Using such an investigation
the challenges surrounding the role of local government in fostering and supporting vibrant
music communities is explored.

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  • International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, July 5-9, 2009. Limerick, Ireland.

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  • Publication Title: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

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Kenny, Ailbhe. Social Questions, Musical Answers: Local Government Music Policy and Practice, paper, July 2009; Dublin, Ireland. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1390607/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Music.