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Creative Culture Making: Policy Directions for Arts Sector Development in Bahrain

Milad, Ali (2021) Creative Culture Making: Policy Directions for Arts Sector Development in Bahrain. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Milad, Ali

Despite a storied history of artmaking, Bahrain’s arts sector currently exists in a state of arrested development. A recurring explanation for this shifts the burden on to Bahrain’s small size and population, claiming that the country is simply unable to yield a sizable arts market and industry. However, research findings prove otherwise. This study directly engages arts sector stakeholders to contextualize the sector’s current state. Systems analysis was used to model relationships and information flows amongst observed phenomena – revealing a lack of active development processes, along with an amalgam of impediments, structural voids, and limiting factors that impair the country’s creative value chain and systemically nullify bottom-up culture-making processes from taking shape. Further, system leverage points and opportunities for change are identified, and alternative policy directions are proposed to transition the sector to a state conducive to its flourishing.

Date: 13 September 2021
Additional Information: Contact: ali.milad@student.ocadu.ca
Uncontrolled Keywords: art, culture, Bahrain, creative industries, cultural policy, systems thinking, policy design, policy innovation, social innovation, decolonization
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 19:18
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 20:29
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3521

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