Values of Art

Values of Art
Values of Art University of Sheffield, 20th-21st June, 2015

Event details



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

10:30-11:00 Registration
11:00-11.15 Introduction, Tom Cochrane (Philosophy, Sheffield)
11:15-12:30 Talk 1, Noël Carroll (Philosophy, CUNY) 'Art Appreciation'
Lunch (provided)
13:30-14:45 Talk 2, Roger Mantie (Music, Arizona) 'Leisure, Education and the Arts (or is it Art?)'
Comfort break
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'
Coffee break
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'
Coffee break
11:15-12.30 Talk 6, Gregory Currie (Philosophy, York) 'Cognitive values and literary values'
Lunch (provided)
13.30-14:45 Talk 7, Lola Frost (Artist in residence at KCL) 'Aesthetic Risk: An artist's perspective'
Comfort break
15:00-16:15 Talk 8, Malaika Cunningham (Politics, Sheffield) 'Art as Politics: Participation, Expression and Innovation'
Coffee break
16:45-18:00 Discussion session


Please contact Tom Cochrane

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