marcus westbury

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What’s the difference between enabling and programming?

October 26th, 2013 34 Comments

  Following on from yesterday’s post where i boldly declared that “interaction with funding bodies¬†actively destroys enabling mechanisms” several people responded to what i thought was pretty much a throw away point. It was my quick and dirty way to frame the debate. They either asked about or noted that they’d appreciated the explicit distinction […]

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Enabling as Arts and cultural policy, the problems of prediction and a modest proposal

October 25th, 2013 66 Comments

I’ve spent the last couple of days at an Australian Academy of Science hosted event in Canberra where 50-odd very impressive thinkers, scientists, business leaders, former politicians, even military leaders and came together to basically talk about scenarios for the future. It was great and I learnt a lot. There were also a few arts […]

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A guide to starting your own Renew Newcastle type project

February 15th, 2010 1 Comment

In my spare time I’ve been working with Arts NSW to try and turn the Renew Newcastle project into a template for other organisations and areas to follow. I’ve started by writing up a “how-to” guide based on the Renew Newcastle experience. It’s both a how-to and also a pretty good overview of the logic […]

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