The Department of Philosophy, in collaboration with the Department of Music, and the Crick Centre, Department of Politics are hosting a two day event on the values of art. We will discuss issues such as the relationship between intrinsic and instrumental values of art, the nature of arts participation, and the state support of the arts in the UK. Our speakers come from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, and we will be seeking ways to collaboratively address the issues facing the arts today.
The conference is free to attend. However, please email Tom Cochrane to register.
Saturday 20 June - Sunday 21 June, 2015
Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield
Saturday 20 June
11:00-11.15 Introduction, Tom Cochrane (Philosophy, Sheffield)
11:15-12:30 Talk 1, Noël Carroll (Philosophy, CUNY) 'Art Appreciation'
13:30-14:45 Talk 2, Roger Mantie (Music, Arizona) 'Leisure, Education and the Arts (or is it Art?)'
15:00 - 16:15 Talk 3, Stephanie Pitts (Music, Sheffield) 'To play or not to play? The value of musical participation for current and lapsed amateur performers'
16:45 - 18:00 Talk 4, Dave O'Brien (Cultural Policy, Goldsmiths) 'Culture is bad for you: thinking through inequality and the production of value'
Sunday 21 June
09:30-10:45 Talk 5, Berys Gaut (Philosophy, St Andrews) 'The value of creativity'
11:15-12.30 Talk 6, Gregory Currie (Philosophy, York) 'Cognitive values and literary values'
13.30-14:45 Talk 7, Lola Frost (Artist in residence at KCL) 'Aesthetic Risk: An artist's perspective'
15:00-16:15 Talk 8, Malaika Cunningham (Politics, Sheffield) 'Art as Politics: Participation, Expression and Innovation'
16:45-18:00 Discussion session
Please contact Tom Cochrane