Global Cultural Strategies is the online representation of the ideas, writings, and affiliations of author/consultant Bill Ivey.
“Culture” is a variable term: it can mean “Fine Art” or “the sum of human activity.” Global Cultural Strategies is focused on a subset of culture — “Expressive Life.” Expressive Life is a distinct and important arena of behavior. It encompasses the past — “Heritage” — and the present and future — “Voice.” By engaging public policy as it intersects key elements of Expressive life — tradition, religion, personal creative practice, and political speech, GCS envisions cultural vibrancy as a societal benefit for all.
Advancing ideas while engaging like minded colleagues, GCS strives to advance cultural vitality as critical to quality of life — a worthy destination for policy and practice encouraging worldwide communication and understanding across boundaries of nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, and age.
Cultural Policy shapes and directs the Expressive Life of societies through the framework of law, regulation, and customary practice that governs the creation, distribution, consumption, and preservation of knowledge, information, and art.
All societies have cultural policy.
The United States has neither a cultural ministry nor department of cultural affairs. However, through intellectual property law, media and Internet regulation, policies regarding trade in cultural goods, the preservation of cultural heritage, and government support for arts and humanities institutions, the US maintains a robust de facto cultural policy regime.
GCS and its Affiliates continually ask, “Does the framework of regulation and law shaping America’s Expressive Life serve the public interest?”