Theorising the Popular Conference at Liverpool Hope University

I am looking forward to sharing my work and a paper at this event.

‘Moving Politically: A turbulent approach’ - Paul Sadot

June 21st - 22nd 2017

The funding of gatekeeping institutions in UK arts is directly linked to Conservative government prerogatives that are explicitly “increasing investment to organisations that produce and present art of international significance, and that also contribute to tourism and the local economy” (Hill, 2014). It can be argued that these artistic policies, driven by the globalised, corporate economisation of the arts, produce a simulacrum of culture and democracy. In doing so they raise concerns for artists making work in the UK regarding issues of agency and mobility. My practice research focusses on one of these enclaves, hip hop dancers in the space of UK contemporary dance/theatre