Digital cultural participation in Malta

Sant, T ORCID: 2017, 'Digital cultural participation in Malta' , in: Perspectives on Cultural Heritage in Malta , Arts Council Malta, Malta, pp. 45-56.

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I discussed participation levels and types in digital culture within a Maltese context on two previous occasions; both were published in books. The first of these was a chapter I contributed to Exploring the Maltese Media Landscape (2009) edited by Joe Borg, Mary Ann Lauri, and Adrian Hillman, the first book-length work to discuss the broad media spectrum in Malta. The other was another chapter in a collection on radical social justice and education called Lorenzo Milani: Bejn il-Bieraħ u Llum (2010) edited by Carmel Borg. As there are no substantial critical perspectives that proceed my work from 2009-2010 in terms of digital cultural participation in Malta, my initial observations on this subject will be reconsidered against the statistical evidence provided by the 2016 Culture Participation Survey (CPS). Furthermore, as Malta's sole representative on the European Commission's 2013-2015 Open Method of Coordination (OMC) group work on the topic of Promoting Access to Culture Via Digital Means, I highlight aspects from the guidelines set for publication in 2017 in terms of audience development and audience engagement in the broad cultural sector via digital technology. The discussion and conclusion of this essay provide an analysis of the data in the CPS backed by the predictive stance I proposed in 2009-2010 against the case studies and recommendations of the OMC-authored EU guidelines on cultural participation through digital means.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Arts Council Malta
ISBN: 9789995781774
Funders: Fondazzjoni Kreattività
Depositing User: Dr Toni Sant
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 10:34
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 14:02

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