How accountable is the cultural sector for the rise of far-right movements?

The arts and culture are essential in the consolidation of democracy. Expanding horizons and envisioning possible futures require creativity, critical thinking, and experimentation. Culture builds identity. We hold the belief that a reliable cultural sector is one that is committed to the emancipatory potential of culture. With the rise of the far right and uncritical acceptance of populist rhetoric, it’s necessary to ask if the cultural sector is fulfilling its role. The question arises: what is the sector doing, or not doing, for the democratic health of societies?