Focusing on the non-economic and public benefits of the arts and humanities on campuses and in the community, we raise questions about the future of this work.
- 0:00 Introduction
- 0:50 Panel begins
- 16:06 – 17:28 Raasin McIntosh says that artists are essential to preserving the culture of a city and argues that the changing culture of Austin, Texas has been leaving artists behind.
- 39:19 – 42:11 Rachel Magee explains what an artist union might look like and how it might shift an uneven balance of power away from employers.
- 48:27 – 49:47 Charlie Lockwood explores COVID-19’s impact on Texas’ arts and culture industries.
- 1:15:24 – 1:19:48 Sidonie Smith gives a presentation on the state of higher education, and discusses how the arts and humanities exist within the shifting nature of the university.
- 1:44:04 – 1:45:53 Robin Moore shares a vision of the future of humanities in higher education, arguing that students must be better supported. This should include downsizing programs and teaching marketable skills.