The Swiss Arts Council, in partnership with Suisseculture, the Schlossplatz forum, and the Schlössli museum in Aarau is organizing a symposium entitled "Cultural policy: between globalization and national interest" ("La politique culturelle entre mondialisation et intérêt national") to be held June 17 at Kultur & Kongresshaus in Aarau, Switzerland.
How do globalized markets influence the creation, distribution and consumption of art? What effect do they have on national support for culture? These will be the primary questions explored at the symposium, which concludes the "Ménage - Culture et politique à table" program put together by Pro Helvetia to stimulate reflection and debate on the role of culture and its often conflicting relationship with the state.
Renowned experts from Denmark, Germany, France and Switzerland will gather for the conference, including Gunnar K. Madsen, managing director of ROSA (The Danish Rock Council) and Frédéric Martel, French sociologist and author of Mainstream: Enquête sur cette culture qui plaît à tout le monde.
The full conference schedule is available in French on the Pro Helvetia website.