The Role of the Arts in Mitigating Societal Challenges: Regional Policy Roadmaps for Seven European Countries [article]

Sofia Lindström Sol, Melanie Sarantou, Silvia Remotti, Carolina Gutiérrez Novoa, Elena Maregoni, Magdalena Novotná, Marie Fulková, Maria Huhmarniemi, Satu Miettinen, Mirja Hiltunen, Andrea Karpati, Zsófia Somogyi-Rohonczy (+9 others)
2022 Zenodo  
One of the key objectives of the Horizon 2020-funded project, Acting on the Margins: Arts as Social Sculpture (AMASS) is to evaluate and develop new policy frameworks for using arts to overcome societal challenges. This book illustrates some of the outcomes of the process the AMASS project partners have undertaken collectively to develop policy recommendations for the role of the arts to mitigate societal challenges. All partners participated in the policy work: Sweden tackled cultural policy
more » ... alysis in the partner countries, while the partners from the Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Portugal and the United Kingdom engaged in practical policy work in parallel to the implementation of the AMASS European Testbed of 35 experiments in the latter seven countries. The policy-making activities incorporated the implementation of two stakeholder workshops in each of these seven countries. The partners from Finland and Italy envisaged the implementation of stakeholder meetings within each of the seven counties, using service design methods to engage with the selected stakeholders. In work package four, training tools were prepared for the partners to familiarise themselves with the selected methods and approaches for implementing the recommendations of the workshops that aimed at collecting data from the stakeholders for creating the policy roadmaps. The data were used to develop a context-specific policy roadmap in each partner country, based on the needs of the European region in which they were located, through close collaboration with local stakeholders. The development of the training tools and the piloting of the stakeholder workshops have been published (Sarantou, 2021[1]; Sarantou et al., 2021a[2]; Sarantou et al., 2022[3]). The book presents two sections. Section One, edited by Elena Marengoni, a snapshot is provided of the methodology implemented by each partner country in developing their roadmap. This section presents the general methodological approach adopted by the [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6592012 fatcat:6fdhq2usqrcy3ijc6ximuax4q4