Changing the language of the arts
This article argues that the language that we use to describe the arts is alienating to audiences and engagement and suggests a new approach.
The term The Arts can often make people think that our work is not for them. So we should stop talking about ‘the arts’ and start talking about theatre, plays, concerts, performances, musicals, dance, exhibitions, ballet, paintings, sculptures, books. These are what everyday people see. Not some amorphous, high-brow monolithic eater of public money that is not for them, and calls itself The Arts.