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A people powered manifesto for radical cultural democracy - what next?
Movement for Cultural Democracy

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Cultural democracy entails a struggle for the expansion of culture, politics and democracy beyond its current limits – its aim is to overcome damaging cultural hierarchies to help realise culture for all, by all. This session will provide a forum for participation to elaborate the draft ‘manifesto for cultural democracy’ to realise cultural democracy in our time.

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Full session recording by The World Transformed. (2018-09-24)


Clara Paillard
Trade Unionist // PCS

President of PCS Culture Group

Stephen Pritchard
Movement for Cultural Democracy

Arts historian, writer, activist and artist

Rhiannon White
Artist // Common Wealth

Co-director of Common Wealth

Peter Stark

Peter Stark has a near 50 year career in the fields of cultural policy and management in the UK and South Africa. He founded GPS Culture with Christopher Gordon and David Powell and was a lead author on its reports with ‘A Policy for the Arts in England. The Next Steps’ (www.GPSculture.co.uk ) leading to MCD asking him to convene the conversation around a national structure for sustainable funding of Cultural Democracy in action locally.

Nick Mahony
Activist // Movement for Cultural Democracy

Organiser with Movement for Cultural Democracy; independent researcher/project worker; Vice Chair (Membership) Chipping Barnet CLP, Coordinator of Raymond Williams Foundation; and Outreach and Development for Soundings Journal

Moussa Amine Sylla

Is a community organiser with the Selby Trust

Sophie Hope
Birkbeck University

Lecturer in Arts Management at Birkbeck University

Frances Northrop
New Economics Foundation

Frances is a freelance consultant, working with communities as an adviser for the the NEF/Co-ops UK Community Economic Development Programme