Sustainable Cultural Futures: COVID-19 and Resetting Cultural Policy 

International Joint Research Program 2021 JRP-LEAD with UKR

  1. Summary 
    ‘Sustainable Cultural Futures: COVID-19 and Resetting Cultural Policy’ will be the first major Japan-UK scholarly collaboration in cultural policy research. Before the outbreak of COVID-19, cultural policy in Japan, the UK and many other countries was premised on three basic assumptions: (1) that policy goals are better expressed in economic terms, (2) that cultural workers endure precarious working and living conditions and (3) that live performance and display take priority over the virtual. Through the proposed research project, we will reconsider this pre-pandemic basis of cultural policy in Japan and the UK, investigate policy responses to the pandemic and identify new areas for policy intervention to help advance cultural policy research and to make the cultural sector more sustainable and resilient.
  2.  Japanese members
      Nobuko Kawashima(Director, Doshisha University)
      Tadashi Yagi(Doshisha University)
      Sayaka Sakoda(Doshisha University)
      Naoya Sano(Ueno Gakuen University)
      Rune Kobayashi(Professional and vocational university on arts and culture)
  3.  UK members
  4.  Researchs output
  5. Joint Seminar