Consider a panel to self-regulate arts
Published on Jun 10, 2014 11:16 AM
I read with some disappointment the news that Arts Engage, a network of arts practitioners from various disciplines, had rejected a proposal by the Media Development Authority (MDA) for arts groups to self-classify their productions.
I can understand the reason for the Arts Engage group's response. It would indeed be self-censorship, and of the worst kind, if arts groups were to have official classifications on their minds as they went about crafting their works.
On the other hand, the MDA is moving in the right direction in devolving some of its powers of content classification to the relevant community - in this case the arts group.
The issue then is to arrive at a solution that can address both concerns without compromise. This modest proposal is an attempt at such a solution.
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