class activity 3

Watch this video (Links to an external site.)on the comparison of cultural policy in the U.S. and France. While France’s cultural policy does not represent cultural policy trends in Europe, the country is known for its deep history of strong public support for the arts and culture which is also shown in other European countries as well. This video provides great insights into the fundamental differences between the American and European cultural policy models. I would suggest just watching the first hour for the sake of time.

Share your short response and takeaways in the discussion board. Also, consider where the direction of U.S. cultural policy should be headed- should we incorporate more European/French model or are we ok with what we have now? If changes are needed, how do we make this happen, considering our different historical, cultural backgrounds and values? Don’t forget to respond to two classmates’ comments.