State Of The Arts

Jonathan Glancy presents a four-part series that asks fundamental questions about the arts: who are they for, and what are their uses?

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Jonathan Glancy presents a four-part series which asks why the arts exist. 1: Public and PrivateProducer Jane Beresford

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Unknown: Jonathan Glancy

Producer: Jane Beresford

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Jonathan Glancy presents a four-part series that questions the existence of the arts. 2: For the State

The use of the arts to support ideologies is well documented, but the arts are also used by the state.

How useful are the arts to politicians, and how willing are artists to comply? Producer Smita Patel

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Unknown: Jonathan Glancy

Producer: Smita Patel

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Jonathan Glancey presents four programmes asking why the arts exist. 3: Against the State. The oppression of the apartheid era in South Africa created a vibrant guerrilla arts environment. But what has happened now that the battle has been won? Producer Jane Beresford

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Unknown: Jonathan Glancey

Producer: Jane Beresford

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The last of four programmes which question the existence of the arts. The Future. Jonathan Glancey discusses Britain's future arts policy with Sir Peter Hall , Lisa Jardine , Sir

David Puttnam and Chris Smith. Is the emphasis on a creative economy, where the arts are expected to earn their keep by creating wealth for the nation, really the best way forward? Producers Jane Beresford and Smita Patel

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Unknown: Jonathan Glancey

Unknown: Sir Peter Hall

Unknown: Lisa Jardine

Unknown: David Puttnam

Unknown: Chris Smith.

Producers: Jane Beresford

Producers: Smita Patel

01Public And Private19970809

Why do individuals produce art? And why, as a culture, are we interested in engaging with it? The arts are a safety valve, a way of letting off emotional steam, and they also serve to bring society together.

But do they go deeper? Does our very survival depend upon them?

02For The State19970816

The use of the arts to support ideologies such as fascism is well documented, but the arts are also used by the state in democratic countries like Britain.

The proposed millennium celebrations are the most high-profile recent example.

How useful are the arts to politicians, and how willing are artists to comply?

03Against The State19970823

The arts can be a powerful tool for challenging political regimes.

The oppression of the apartheid era in South Africa created a vibrant guerrilla arts environment.

But what has happened now that the battle has been won? Are the arts in a vacuum or are dynamic new art forms emerging?

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Jonathan Glancey discusses Britain's future arts policy with Sir Peter Hall, Lisa Jardine, Sir David Puttnam and Chris Smith.

Is the emphasis on a creative economy - where the arts are expected to earn their keep by creating wealth for the nation - really the best way forward?