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In Arts Professional: The Beauty Project



Performance of 12 last songs. Colourful confetti in the foreground obscures the image.

Artist Sarah Hunter, physicist Rox Middleton and philosopher Lucy Tomlinson spotlight what they learnt from spending a year exploring the cultural value of beauty through their collaborative research project.

In this piece for Arts Professional, they reflect upon their approach to capturing the cultural value of beauty, asking the question: why and for whom do we create, reflect and evaluate?

One reason beauty gets sidelined in policy and funding priorities is the difficulty of its evaluation. Evaluation allows us to interact with funders, but the intangibility of beauty isn’t easily condensed to statistical summaries.

Read the full article on Arts Professional.

Image: Quarantine’s 12 Last Songs, at HOME Theatre Manchester. Photo by Chris Payne.

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