What Next? Ethics Research

What Next? is very pleased to have received a grant from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to support a research project with a focus on ethics, specifically in relation to decision-making in the context of cultural programming.

They are looking for individuals and organisations to take part in this research and are keen to canvass a wide range of cultural representatives from across the country, to feed into this work.

Cultural organisations are increasingly having to confront controversies about – and external pressures on – their programmes, and this often involves making difficult ethical decisions in public fora where there is a need to reconcile artistic imperatives with social justice.

As part of this research, What Next? will develop a range of materials to help organisations pick their way through decision-making processes, at the point of programming and if and when a crisis arises. What Next? will also explore the potential of creating a forum through which Artistic, or other directors can access external support.

What Next? are looking for individuals and organisations to take part in this research and are keen to canvass a wide range of cultural representatives from across the country, asking what materials might be useful and testing resources as they are developed. If you would like to get involved please register your interest by contacting Vicky Long (vicky.long.email@gmail.com) by Friday 6 February 2015.