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Ground Zero: How to Revive the Arts World When Crowds Are Banned

Giorgio Fazio, Liz Harkman, Ruth Towse, Penny Warner and Andrew Kelly

Economics/
Tue 17 November 2020

Crowdcast

Ground Zero: How to Revive the Arts World When Crowds Are Banned

Giorgio Fazio, Liz Harkman, Ruth Towse, Penny Warner and Andrew Kelly

Foe Arts credit Willem Hampson
Tue 17 November 2020,

Crowdcast

This event was part of our online programme and took place on our Crowdcast channel. You can watch it HERE.

Outside the NHS and social care sectors, the arts have been ground zero for COVID-19, part of the economy in which groups, mingling and interaction are vital. From orchestras and theatres to festivals and nightclubs, this sector involves performers and the crowds watching them. In a world where crowds are banned, how can the arts be revived? Will the era of packed performances ever return? If not, what are the implications for the funding of the arts?

The panel includes Giorgio Fazio (Newcastle University), Liz Harkman (Bristol Festivals Network), Ruth Towse (Bournemouth University), Penny Warner (Team Love) and Andrew Kelly (Bristol Cultural Development Partnership).

In our ninth Festival of Economics, co-programmed by Diane Coyle and Richard Davies, economists and experts from around the world debate with each other – and their audiences – some of the key economic questions of our time.

It’s important to us that ideas and debate are affordable to everyone. It’s also important that our commentators, artists, writers, poets and thinkers are paid. This is a Pay What You Can event. You are invited to choose your own contribution to the event, from £0 to £8. All proceeds go towards supporting our speakers and sustaining Festival of Ideas. The option to attend for free is available for all online events.

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