towards positive outcomes in the cultural sphere, in cultural and artistic institutions, including educational institutions where ‘art’ and cultural production are taught

Let’s be frank with each other, in the cultural food chain, “direct producers” have become completely irrelevant. What’s important is that cultural stuff happens, and that it is managed: Publishers are important, not writers; galleries and curators are important, not artists; literary festivals are important (events that prove something is happening), not the writers who participate [; academic conferences, symposia and colloquia are important, not the researchers, academics and critics who attend].

– Dubravka Ugresic, Europe in Sepia, op. cit., p. 224