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Konstens dilemma: Hur ser politikerna på konstnärernas försörjning?
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Art of Making a Living : Politicians' Views on the Artist's Livelihood (English)
Abstract [en]

Politicians attract their voters by promising more jobs and investment in education, health and social care. Against this background, I wonder how the situation of artists will be affected by the followingquestions:➢ What political views on the artist's position in society appeared in propositions of Socialdemokraterna and Moderaterna?➢ In what way did these propositions influence the conditions of artists?➢ How have the artists of Värmland been affected by different (Socialdemokraterna and Moderaterna) cultural policies? With my investigation I find out more about the artists' conditions on a national level, but I also investigate the situation in Värmland. By examining policy proposals and reports, I learn more about the issues. I also conduct a survey and three in-depth interviews to obtain opinions from various sources.The respondents are the cultural departments of Värmland and representatives from cultural organizations.What is clear from my research is that politicians differ on some issues, especially those relating to commercialism and artist salaries. The questionnaires shows that culture proponents may not always come from the political side. The interviews provided different points of views on the situation inVärmland, but to some extent there are difficulties for the artists who work here. If knowledge of art is low, how is one able to appreciate art and those who create it?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
culture, politics, artists
Keyword [sv]
kultur, politik, konstnärer
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32483OAI: diva2:724709
Subject / course
Cultural studies
Educational program
Cultural studies, 180 hp
Available from: 2014-10-13 Created: 2014-06-13 Last updated: 2014-10-13Bibliographically approved

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