Accomplishing cultural policy in Europe : financing, governance and responsiveness / edited by Christopher Mathieu and Valeria Visanich.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
  • ©2023
xiv, 213 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm.


The sociology and management of the arts
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"This book investigates the activities undertaken by the variety of actors that contribute to accomplishing cultural policy in Europe. These range from policy formulation and administration at the national and local levels, to artistic and cultural production activities to institutional governance. Arts and culture are an essential component to individual and collective quality of life. States, regions and municipalities increasingly recognize this intrinsic importance, as well as the instrumental values of the arts and culture. This has led to an increased interest in cultural policy, usually focusing on the policy process and policy effects. How cultural policy is accomplished is a matter of correspondingly increased importance, but less researched and understood. This volume shows how accomplishing cultural policy encompasses a vast expanse of activities, all unique but bound together as part of the continuous process of producing publicly subsidized art and culture for social and aesthetic purposes. The chapters also explore a range of thematic tensions that commonly arise in accomplishing cultural policy, such as the commercialization of arts and culture and counter-reactions; the challenges and means of promoting inclusiveness; the politics and effects of funding of the arts and culture; and good governance and vested interests in the arts and culture. Read together, these vivid case studies present a broad and unique picture of the wider and interconnected accomplishing process by expounding on the middle-ground between the policy formulation process and artistic and cultural production. Adding a novel conceptual formulation to studies of cultural policy, this book will appeal to practitioners, scholars and advanced students with interests in the sociology of the arts and culture, arts and culture management, cultural policy and cultural governance"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Accomplishing Cultural Policy in Europe : connections and illustrations / Chris Mathieu and Valerie Visanich
  • Cultural policies in Madrid and Barcelona during the "governments of change" (2015-2019) : Towards a post-creative city? / Mariano Martín Zamorano
  • The rise and fall of cultural and creative industries policy in Sweden / Katja Lindqvist
  • Emerging rationalities in urban cultural policy making processes : challenging market-centred cultural policy in the city of Barcelona / Victoria Sánchez Belando and Matias Zarlenga
  • Crisis as change : new paradigms in cultural policy. The case of Greece. / Olga Kolokytha
  • Sounds of a Porte Ouverte : How Cultural Policies Encounter Musical Diversity in Southeastern France / Aleysia Whitmore
  • Mainstreaming Ageing in Austrian Cultural Organisations and Cultural Policy / Vera Gallistl, Gerhard Geiger and Tasos Zembylas
  • Comparative study of European policies for ethical fundraising in museums / Marie Ballarini and Marek Prokupek
  • On subject's side : negotiation of objectives and urban imaginaries in two community projects in the island of Malta / Virginia Monteforte
  • Developments in visual arts policy : grant distributions, applicants' characteristics, types of art, and legitimations for grant money in Flanders (Belgium), 1965-2015 / Julia Peters and Henk Roose
  • The German theatre system and the limited impact of cultural policy on governance and management of public theatres / Thomas Schmidt
  • Artistic quality in the audit society / Sigrid Røyseng.
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  • 1032234687 (paperback)
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