Anthony Schrag Guest Lecture - CCBI Speaker Series
In this one-hour lecture, Dr. Anthony Schrag explored the importance of ‘creative practice research’ within arts and cultural settings, looking at examples within the field as well as his own research, including a recent funded project exploring Cultural Sustainable Prosperity (CSP). Broadly, CSP explores how we can live well, with less. In a post-pandemic world, how can cultural organisations ‘degrowth’ in a way that is not only an ecological imperative, but also advocates for alternative economies and promotes well-being and social justice.
Dr Anthony Schrag, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration and Programme Leader of the MA Arts Festivals and Cultural Management at Queen Margaret University (QMU) will present a micro-lecture and taster-session about Master’s level study in Edinburgh - the world’s premier Festival City. Edinburgh is home to the biggest, oldest and most comprehensive festival offer: boasting the original Fringe festival, as well as the Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh International Festival, the Book Festival, the Comedy Festival, the Science Festival, The Jazz Festival, and the Mela Festival, to name but a few! The Cultural Management programme at QMU is therefore ideally situated to explore arts administration at an international level while still being situation in a small European city.
Dr Anthony Schrag is a practising artist and researcher, and Senior Lecturer at Queen Margaret’s University (Edinburgh). The central focus of his work explores participatory art and social practices, exploring the role of art outside of museums and art galleries, and is specifically interested in the role of ‘productive conflict’ within community settings. He leads on both the MA Arts, Festivals and Cultural Management and the MA Applied Arts and Social Practice and is a member of the Centre for Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre, leading the Practice Research Cluster: Finding and Using Creative Knowledge.