"When I was a child, when I was an adolescent, books saved me from despair: that convinced me that culture was the highest of values."
Simone de Beauvoir
" Our starting point at The Audience Agency and as partners in the Centre for Cultural Value, is that everyone values culture of one kind or another, even if they don’t always have equal opportunity to take part. Understanding the value we can bring to people’s lives and being inventive and responsive to the huge range of possibilities that implies is both a duty and privilege at the best of times. Now, more than ever, people need the things we do best: meaning, wellbeing, confidence, belonging, learning, beauty, perspective, community and many other things besides. We need to make the best use of our resources in changed circumstances to create that value, one way or another. And we need to make a case for our capacity to keep creating it. "
- Anne Torregiani, CEO, The Audience Agency