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Raising our quality of life

Dr Abigail Gilmore

Policy paper, 12 November 2014

There has been much focus on growing inequalities in living standards, but the majority of discussion has focused on economic measures, failing to recognise the importance of ‘quality of life’. This paper considers the contribution of arts and culture to improving our quality of life. By looking at a range of arguments which recognise the relationship between arts, culture and society, it presents the case for public funding for the arts alongside an inclusive, localised and democratic cultural policy.

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