Festival/arrangør

Volunteer Perception of Learning and Satisfaction in a Mega-Event: The Case of the XVII Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer

Elstad, B.
Festival Management and Event Tourism
08/1996; 4 (s. 75-83)

Volunteers' performance is a central success factor for many mega-events. This article focuses on volunteers' learning and satisfaction during the XVII Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. The 50 students in the sample report an overall satisfaction with their participation. Important variables that were discovered related to volunteers' satisfaction include personal network, participation in the celebratory atmosphere, job-related competence, welfare issues, and job characteristics. With regard to volunteers' learning, they experienced increased social skills, job-specific competence, and knowledge about society. The results from this exploratory study clearly show the need for further research on volunteer management at mega-events. 

1997
England
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Festivalkvalitet: en sammenligning av de besøkendes og de frivilliges vurderinger av kvaliteten av Kongsberg Jazzfestival

Elstad, B.,
Thrane, C.
Høgskolen i Lillehammer, Lillehammer

Denne studien handler om hvordan de besøkende og de frivillige funksj onærene oppfatter kvaliteten på årets utgave av Kongsberg Jazzfestiva l. Først blir kvalitetsbegrepet i en festivalkonstekst kort diskutert , og deretter presenteres den empiriske undersøkelsen. Konklusjonen h er er for det første at begge disse gruppene oppfatter kvaliteten som mer enn tilfredsstillende. For det andre er det stort samsvar mellom hvordan de frivillige tror de besøkende oppfatter de ulike kvalitets aspektene ved KJ, og hvordan de besøkende faktisk gjør dette. Og for det tredje viser det seg at ulike kvalitetsaspekter påvirker helhetsi nntrykket av KJ, både for besøkende og frivillige.

1997
Norge
Bokkapittel
Festival/arrangør

Carnivals for elites? The cultural politics of arts festivals.

WATERMAN, S.
Progress in Human Geography. 22(1) 54-74
22(1) 54-74
Despite their ubiquity and cultural prominence, academic study of arts festivals has been neglected. This article examines how cyclical arts festivals transform places from being everyday settings into temporary environments that contribute to the production, processing and consumption of culture, concentrated in time and place. Moreover, festivals also provide examples of how culture is contested. Support for the arts is part of a process used by élites to establish social distance between themselves and others. Festivals have traditionally been innovative and have always been controlled. In the past, artistic directors wielded this control but recent attempts by commercial interests to control festivals reflect a wider situation in which marketing agencies and managers are transforming arts and culture into arts and culture industries. Today, promoting arts festivals is related to place promotion, and this encourages ‘safe’ art forms. This highlights latent tensions between festival as art and economics, between culture and cultural politics.
1998
Israel
Artikkel
Generell

In from the Margins. A Contribution to the Debate on Culture and Development in Europe.

THE EUROPEAN TASK FORCE ON CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT
Council of Europe
In From the Margins addresses culture (which unlike education is difficult to harness to immediate economic returns) from a wider developmental point of view and offers the Council of Europe and its member states an opportunity to reflect on the importance they attach to culture from a new, integrated and comprehensive perspective. The report's central themes are two interlocking priorities: to bring the millions of dispossessed and disadvantaged Europeans in from the margins of society and cultural policy in from the margins of governance. A new alliance between culture and development should enable this change to occur.
1998
Tyskland
bok
Festival/arrangør
1999
Norge
Bokkapittel
Festival/arrangør

The Torch relay: Reinvention of Tradition and Conflict with the Greeks

Klausen, A. M.
Berghahn Books, Oxford
(s. 75-97)
1999
England
Bokkapittel
Festival/arrangør
1999
England
Bokkapittel
Festival/arrangør

Mega-events and impacts on tourism; the predictions and realities of the Lillehammer Olympics

Teigland, J.
Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, Beech Tree Publishing, Surrey
17 (4) (s. 305-317)

After hosting the 1994 Winter Olympics, the Norwegian national and local authorities expected a ‘big boom’ in tourism; the actual effects have been less than, and different from, the predictions, and 40% of the full-service hotels in Lillehammer have gone bankrupt. This paper compares ex ante theories and predictions with the ex post reality. Reference areas and time-series analysis are used to clarify the counterfactual and internal validity. International comparisons among Olympic hosts identify general patterns. The aim is to help planners of mega-events and other rare projects to improve their forecasting and decisions. Ex post studies can improve the quality of future ex ante impact assessment of unique projects, but it is important to clarify partial, interaction and cumulative effects. Also, much more careful market and cost-benefit studies are needed.

1999
England
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Hultsfred. Det är en speciell känsla.

Bjälesjö, J.
Lund: Historiska Media
1999
sverige
Bokkapittel
Festival/arrangør

The Rise and Fall of Festivals. Reflections on the Salzburg Festival

FREY, B.
The paper takes a closer look at cultural festivals such as musical or operatic festivals. From an economic viewpoint the paper shows that such festivals offer great artistic and economic opportunities, but that at the same time these opportunities are also easy to destroy. Empirical evidence from the Salzburg Festival show that government support can have negative effects on the innovative and economically success of festivals by introducing distorting incentives and imposing all sorts of restrictions. The paper draws policy suggestions on how the state can support art festivals.
2000
Østerrike
Working Paper
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