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  • 1. Gustrén, Cia
    et al.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Johannisson, Jenny
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Blomgren, Roger
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Artistic Means of Social Change: Arts-Based Interventions for Addressing Marginalisation in a European Context2021In: inVISIBILIDADES, ISSN 1647-0508, Vol. 15, p. 12-21Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, we present the analysis of a state-of-the-art review made as part of the Horizon 2020 EU-funded project AMASS (Acting on the Margins: Arts as SocialSculpture), which aims to address challenges of marginalisation in Europe through arts-based interventions. This study analyses researched-based materials on the social impact of the arts, theoretically underpinned by an understanding of the role of the arts in conjunction with the problematisation of social marginalisation. We found three ways to understand the social impact of the arts in the material; as a participatory means to agency and empowerment, identity and expression, and learning and development. These categories are related to analytically derived positions of marginalisation as predominantly structural- or more individual-based. Art is conceived of as a way to bridge these positions through an understanding of its educational qualities. These categories offer a fruitful but also potentially limited role of the arts in society.

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  • 2.
    Johansson, J. Z.
    et al.
    Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University, 581 83, Linköping, Sweden.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Artistic Freedom or the Hamper of Equality?: Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in the Use of Artistic Freedom in a Cultural Organization in Sweden2021In: Journal of Business Ethics, ISSN 0167-4544, E-ISSN 1573-0697Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    With this paper, from the perspective of ethics at the workplace, we problematize the taken-for-granted assumptions embedded in the use of artistic freedom in creative processes. Drawing on the notion of inequality regimes (e.g. Acker, 2006) and using empirical material from a performing arts organization in Sweden, we explore how the assumptions of artistic freedom facilitate and legitimize the emergence of inequality regimes in invisible and subtle manners. Our findings indicate that non-reflexive interpretations of the concept of artistic freedom result in ethical dilemmas that impact the organization's pursuits of equality work. The aesthetic ethics oriented around the notion of ‘art for the sake of art’ tends to camouflage the centralization of aesthetic authority in processes where formal hierarchical structures are missing. Consequently, asymmetrical power relations between the Directors, actors, and producers are legitimized. Ethics of quality of art and that of the social ideal of equality have been constructed as dichotomic notions indicating that aesthetic ethics of art can only be preserved at the expense of social objectives of equality. We argue that the current interpretative practices of ‘artistic freedom’ in some cultural organizations add little value of ethics to the freedom of expressing artistic opinions and in achieving the social ideal of equality but lead to the emergence of inequality regimes in the artistic work processes. 

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  • 3.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Delaktighet i kulturen, en forskningsöversikt2021Report (Other academic)
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  • 4.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Delaktighet i kulturpolitiken: Rapport från forskningsprojektet Delaktighetsprocesser i Kulturförvaltningen Göteborgs stad2021Report (Other academic)
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  • 5.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Developing a sense of place. The role of the arts in regenerating communities, edited by Tamara Ashely and Alexis Weedon, London, UCLPress, 20202022In: The International Journal of Cultural Policy, ISSN 1028-6632, E-ISSN 1477-2833, Vol. 28, no 5, p. 637-638Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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  • 6.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Equal Access or Empowerment?: Understanding youth participation in cultural institutions through two Swedish case studies.2019In: Conjunctions: transdisciplinary journal of cultural participation, E-ISSN 2246-3755, Vol. 6, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of cultural participation is seldom defined in policy but carries a positive connotation. The aim of this article is to understand how participation is made meaningful by policy stakeholders, exemplified by a swedish municipality, with special attention directed towards two cultural institutions working to enhance young people’s participation. The analysis considered levels of interest in participation, from the policy level, managerial level and civil servant level. The analysis found the meaning of participation shifted from a focus on equal access to empowering young people as a marginalised group, mirroring theories of a shift from a cultural democratisation paradigm to a cultural democracy paradigm in cultural policy. The civil servants shared an understanding that it is possible to distribute power from adults to young people, but the overlap of the two paradigms in the goal of achieving participation resulted in tensions and paradoxes regarding the issue of negotiating power.  

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  • 7.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    “Participation is important, but—”: Professional rationalities of balancing acts in publicly funded cultural institutions2023In: Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, ISSN 1403-3216, E-ISSN 2000-8325, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 42-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cultural policy has seen a shift from attention to the producers of culture to consumers of culture, often called the participatory turn. Widened participation is a common argument for subsidising publicly funded arts; however, when realising participation as a policy goal, it can be fraught with tension. This paper aims to expand the knowledge of how cultural institutions resist participation. When is participation seen as problematic or undesirable, and why? How do cultural institution workers legitimise limiting participation? The analysis is based on qualitative interviews with civil servants and managers of publicly funded cultural institutions in Gothenburg, Sweden, focusing on rationalities of balancing values based on problematisations of participation and discourses around the institution's core mission. The respondents balance serving the public and the cultural field, popular knowledge and expert knowledge, and their professional and private roles. The article offers a model for understanding when certain balancing acts are more likely to occur than others. Ultimately, resistance towards participation relates to different ideas around the governance of culture.

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  • 8.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Reaching the unreachable2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Participation is a cultural policy priority of all Nordic states. The concept often relates to equality in access to culture. Policy makers and civil servants are therefore asking: how to reach those understood to be in the periphery - geographically, socially, and economically - those normally deemed as ‘unreachable’? This paper presents an ongoing research study of the administration of the cultural affairs in Gothenburg, Sweden, with the aim of highlighting three attempts at widening the visitor profile and reach those who normally don’t visit cultural institutions; a children’s film festival held in 2017 by the municipal Art Gallery called Vänskap IRL, the temporary central library space 300m2, and the exhibition Göteborgs Garderob at the City Museum. How do these institutions interpret/make sense of the aim of reaching those they normally don’t reach? Who are the unreachable? What activities mirror this aim and when has the aim been ‘fulfilled’?

  • 9.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    The democratic value of participation in Swedish cultural policy2019In: Comunicação & Sociedade, ISSN 0101-2657, E-ISSN 2175-7755, Vol. 36, p. 81-99Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Through an exploration of Swedish cultural policy, this article analyses how policy legiti-mates its support for the arts and culture, and how “participation” is made meaningful in this process, to discuss how different understandings of culture and participation relate to changing notions of democratic governance in culture. The article discusses how an overarching discourse of culture as good, and therefore an interest in and responsibility for policy, can be understood as two discourses: 1) culture is good as it enables good things and 2) culture is good as it prevents bad things. These two discourses rest on different logics and “fixate” the concept of participa-tion in different ways but are constructed as if they were compatible. The meaning of democratic governance in culture is also differently interpreted in the two discourses – as either protection of autonomy, equality in access to culture, and participation as taking part, labelled a corporatist democracy, or as guaranteeing sustainable societies at risk, and participation as an equal pos-sibility to influence, labelled populist democracy. This break in discourse is interpreted as a sign of diminishing legitimacy of a corporatist discourse of democracy where experts have had the power to decide the content of cultural policy. The article partakes in a discussion on the role of participation and democracy in cultural policy.

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  • 10.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Ekholm, David
    Department of Culture and Society, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden.
    Integrating cultural and social policy through family home visits in suburban areas of exclusion: examining the rationalities of Bookstart Göteborg2021In: The International Journal of Cultural Policy, ISSN 1028-6632, E-ISSN 1477-2833, Vol. 27, no 7, p. 952-966Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores the rationality of the Bookstart home-visiting programme in Gothenburg, Sweden, concerning its general ambition to provide social inclusion through mixing cultural- and welfare policy. Through the Bookstart programme, librarians visit families in their homes to inform and instruct parents about reading books for their children to enhance language learning. The areas of the city chosen for intervention were described as socially vulnerable, typically with a majority of citizens born outside Sweden. The analysis outlines the rationality and technologies formed in a philanthropist tradition, targeting the moral potential of parenting and creating the subjectivities of the reading parent and child. Different welfare professionals employ slightly different discourses but all base their legitimacy on the benign power of knowledge about what is best for children in the city. Through this analysis, we contribute to the knowledge of how cultural policy is integrated into social policy in the contemporary advanced liberal welfare state. © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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  • 11.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Ekholm, David
    CKS centre for municipality studies.
    Mobilising non-participant youth: using sport and culture in local government policy to target social exclusion2019In: The International Journal of Cultural Policy, ISSN 1028-6632, E-ISSN 1477-2833Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The role of sport and cultural practices in policy initiatives tends to be assessed in both cases in terms of their assumed social benefits. However, the areas of sport and culture are often understood separately in research. Through an analysis of interviews with key local policymakers and civil servants in two Swedish municipalities, the aim of this article is to explore how sport and culture are formed as means to promote social policy objectives regarding young people. In addition, we reflect on the political significance of this in relation to the development of local policy. The analysis demonstrates how a discourse of urban segregation and unequal opportunities underpins actions to mobilise non-participant and at-risk youth. This is achieved by establishing centres for sport and culture, and by enabling an educational approach which focuses on participation, empowerment and good citizenship. Reasons for mobilising practices involving culture and sport overlap, though each area of policy appears to be differently underpinned by discourses of enlightenment and conformity. Differences in emphasis between the discourses on sport and culture are discussed in relation to scientific discourse on the social utility of each policy area.

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  • 12.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Gustrén, Cia
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Nelhans, Gustaf
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Eklund, Johan
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Johannisson, Jenny
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Blomgren, Roger
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Mapping research on the social impact of the arts: what characterises the field?2022In: Open Research Europe, E-ISSN 2732-5121, Vol. 1, no 124Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores the broad and undefined research field of the social impact of the arts. The effects of art and culture are often used as justification for public funding, but the research on these interventions and their effects is unclear. Using a co-word analysis of over 10,000 articles published between 1990 and 2020, we examined the characteristics of the field as we have operationalised it through our searches. We found that since 2015 this research field has expanded and consists of different epistemologies and methodologies, summarised in largely overlapping subfields belonging to the social sciences, humanities, arts education, and arts and health/therapy. In formal or informal learning settings, studies of theatre/drama as an intervention to enhance skills, well-being, or knowledge among children are most common in our corpus. A study of the research front through the bibliographic coupling of the most cited articles in the corpus confirmed the co-word analysis and revealed new themes that together form the ground for insight into research on the social impact of the arts. This article can therefore inform discussions on the social value of culture and the arts. 

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  • 13.
    Lindström Sol, Sofia
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Kárpáti, Andrea
    Corvinus University of Budapest.
    Sarantou, Melanie
    University of Lapland.
    Gutiérrez Novoa, Carolina
    PACO Design Collaborative.
    Remotti, Silvia
    PACO Design Collaborative.
    AMASS Policy White Paper: Suggestions for Stakeholders and Policymakersbased on the Findings of the AMASS Project2022Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Executive Summary

    Acting on the Margins: Arts as Social Sculpture (AMASS) is an EU Horizon 2020 research project funded under the theme of Societal Challenges and the Arts, which focuses on the cultural rights perspective of marginalisation and its effects on other forms of exclusion in Europe. Using arts-based interventions, this project aims to address marginalisation challenges through community involvement and community building. 

    This white paper compiles the outcomes of research studies and previous arts interventions (Section One) and the European testbed of arts-based interventions (Section Two). These insights form the basis of the identified needs and corresponding recommendations, which can be read in Section Three. Below is a summary of the sections. 

    As part of the AMASS project, qualitative and systematic literature reviews were performed to understand the current research discourse on the assessment of arts-based interventions with a social focus in Europe. According to our analysis, culture and the arts are framed as participatory, sometimes therapeutic, means of empowering individuals and communities to assert agency over their own lives, develop and express their identities and strengthen local learning and development initiatives. Our results also point to effects that can beproblematised as negative, such as the social reproduction of dominant groups’ values and practices at the expense of marginalised groups. Thus, the arts are not a given good but can depend on context. Previous arts-based interventions often lacked the personnel and financial resources to continue after the end of the funding period. In many cases, the assessment of project results was anecdotal or lacking. As a result, the power of the arts for social well-being and cultural integration could not be convincingly revealed. 

    The AMASS European testbed included 35 arts-based case studies to evaluate the impact of these approaches in addressing marginalisation. The outcomes of these testbeds were compiled around tasks designed to achieve the following: 

    1. Develop and sustain innovative artsbased projects 

    2. Collect, analyse and evaluate data to measure the impact of the projects 

    3. Encourage active participation as an added value 

    4. Promote networking and new modes of dissemination to increase impact 

    5. Sustainable use of public spaces to engage communities 

    6. Renew the promotion of culture using technology 

    7. Support cognitive development through art education

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