Festival/arrangør

Exploring Community Festivals and Events

JEPSON, A.,
CLARKE, A.
Routledge
The development of the festival and event industry has seen large scale growth and extensive government support as a result of objectives to enhance and project the image of place and leverage positive sponsorship and regeneration opportunities. As we move deeper into austerity measures prompted by economic recession, community festivals and events as a sacred or profane time of celebration can be considered even more important than ever before.
This book for the first time explores the role and importance of ‘community’, ‘culture’ and its impact through festivals and events. Split into two distinct sections, the first introduces key themes and concepts, contextualises local traditions and culture, and investigates how festivals and events can act as a catalyst for tourism and create a sense of community. It then questions the social and political nature of festivals and community events through examining their ownership. The second section focuses on communities themselves, seeking to examine and discuss key emerging themes in community event studies such as; the role of diaspora, imagined communities, pride and identity, history, producing and consuming space and place, authenticity, and multi-ethnic communities. Examples are drawn from Portugal, the Dominican Republic, the USA, Malaysia, Malta, Finland and Australia making this book truly international.
This significant volume will be valuable reading for students and academics across the fields of Event, Tourism and Hospitality studies as well as other social science disciplines.
2015
USA
bok
Festival/arrangør

Focus On Festivals: Contemporary European case studies and perspectives

NEWBOLD, C.,
MAUGHAN, C.,
JORDAN, J.,
BIANCHINI, F.
Goodfellow Publishers
This book presents a contemporary overview of our most ubiquitous cultural phenomena - festivals. It is able to do so by taking a powerful and unique case-study focused, theoretically rigorous and pan-European approach. It comes from a hugely expert and experienced team of editors and authors drawn from across Europe and is based on the groundbreaking work of the European Festival Research Project (EFRP). The EFRP and the book are focused on understanding the causes and implications of the current growth in festivals internationally, and the implications this has across major sectors ranging from tourism to culture. The key themes the books brings out are the politics, programming, impacts, governance and management of festivals; the social, cultural, political, economic and physical contexts in which festivals operate; the potential of festivals to explore and stimulate a more risk-oriented approach to the arts; and the key conclusions, trends, forecasts and recommendations for the sector in the future. The exciting range of real world examples and the mix of practical and academic contributions provides readers with a broad perspective across agendas from economic regeneration and tourism, to education and social inclusion. An indispensable text for students in arts and festival management, events, tourism, hospitality and cultural policy and management courses. It is also essential reading for festival and events managers, public authorities and existing and potential sponsors.
2015
bok
Festival/arrangør

Music Festivals and Social Inclusion: The Festival Organizers' Perspective.

LAING, J.,
MAIR, J.
Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 37(3) 252-268
37(3) 252-268
There is growing interest in how festivals can help to build strong and cohesive communities, particularly whether they can reach a broad swath of the population or operate as enclaves. This article explores ways in which festival organizers may contribute to social inclusion goals through a qualitative phenomenological study of music festivals. Findings suggest that these festival organizers may contribute to social inclusion across four areas of society—consumption, production, political engagement, and social interaction or communitas—through factors such as providing opportunities for local participation, learning new skills, and access to education about social justice. However, it appears that these festival organizers tended to direct their social inclusion efforts toward portable communities, focusing on attendees but failing to reach out to local residents. This limits their ability to embrace the local community in its broadest sense, and calls into question their likelihood of achieving inclusivity outcomes.
2015
Australia
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

The Festive Frame: Festivals as Mediators for Social Change.

PICARD, D.
Ethos - Journal of Anthropology 81, 600-616
81, 600-616
Building on Erwin Goffman’s (1974) notion of frame, the article approaches the ‘festive’ as a socially produced conceptual structure by means of which people organize their perception of and participation in the world. Picking up on the epistemic threats initially developed in early French sociology, it explores the ability of different elements and forms of the ‘festive’ to act as mediator for social change.
2015
Portugal
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Festival/arrangør

Festivals in Focus

KLAIC, D.
Budapest Cultural Observatory
The proliferation of festivals across the world has given birth to a new academic field: festival studies. Before his premature death Dragan Klaic was the greatest early authority of this discipline. Festivals in Focus contains the last essays which Klaic composed with the aim of serving as introductory chapters to a (forthcoming) collected volume on festivals. Nevertheless these four essays are complete also on their own, displaying the author s sharp critical ability and raising many interesting questions about cultural festivals not just in Europe but in a global context. Besides the historical evolution of festivals, their types, contents and settings are discussed in the four chapters. The writing about the future of festivals by Bernard Faivre d'Acier, the former long-time director of the trend-setting artistic celebration, the Festival d'Avignon complements Klaic's essays.
2014
Ungarn
bok
Festival/arrangør

Music festival motivation in China: free the mind

LI, Y.,
WOOD, E.
Leisure studies 35 (3), 332-351
35 (3), 332-351
This paper explores the extent to which music festival attendance its universally motivated or determined by the Chinese cultural and socio-political context. A novel qualitative approach is employed comprising observation of social media conversations and chat room interviews with members of a festival online community. Seven motivators were identified, some similar to those in Western studies, but others more specific to festival-goers in Mainland China. The culturally specific motivators were identified as spiritual escape and spiritual pursuit and the universal motivators as togetherness, love of the music, novel experience, music sharing and educational enrichment. This paper focuses on the two culturally embedded motivators only. The attendance of Chinese people to the new "western" and "pop" music festivals is motivated differently to attendees at similar festivals in western countries. These motivating factors are mediated by the particular social, political and cultural factors at work in this complex country. The findings indicate that although many o the motivational factors for attending a music festival appear to be universal, there are clearly factors which are culturally bound and therefore unique to the cultural context. These differences appear to be created by the social constraints, rapidly changing economy and the many contradictions inherent in modern Mainland China. These conditions create a greater contrast between everyday life in Mainland China and the hedonistic space provided by the festival. Further research is needed to validate these initial findings within China and to explore how rock music festival motivations differ in other non-western cultures.
2014
Storbritannia
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Festival/arrangør

Music Festivals a changing World. An International Comparison.

NÉGRIER, E.,
BONET, L.,
GUÉRIN, M. (ed.)
Paris: Michel de Maule
We have just presented our last research on Music festivals last week, November 20-21 2013, in a very animated conference in Lille.
This joint research was coordinated by Emmanuel Négrier, Michel Guerin and myserlf (Lluís Bonet), and rely on a team of collaborators from the different participant countries: Kai Amberla (Finland), Claudine Audet (Canada), Luisella Carnelli (Italy), Tino Carreño (Spain), Luca Dal Pozzolo (Italy), Aurélien Djakouane (France), Marie Jourda (France), Christopher Maughan (United Kingdom), Isabelle Paindavoine (Belgium), Béatrice Reynaerts (Belgium), Diane Saint-Pierre (Canada), Sara Tannå (Sweden), Ulrich Suter (Switzerland), Heidi Taskinen (Finland), Jorid Vaagland (Norway), and János Zoltán Szabó (Hungary). This work is a result of a commission by many federations of festival associations coordinated by France Festivals.
The result is a book published in both English and French by Michel de Maule (Paris 2013). This work presents the first study undertaken using a single, unique method on a sample of 390 music festival (from 15 different countries). They represent a wide variety of genres, musical styles, scope and seasonal programmes. All major aspects are explored, from the purpose of the festivals to human resources and business models adopted.
The first part reviews this analytical journey through the world of festivals. The second part contains several chapters on different countries festival landscapes, enabling the impact of the cultural, economic and political setting in which these events are created and developed to be measured. Whereas artists themselves have long since gone beyond national borders, this twofold international comparison allows the differences between country-specific models to be transcended.
2013
Frankrike
bok
Festival/arrangør

The integration of social media in music festival experience: the case of Bilbao BBK Live 2013.

VIÑALS, A. ,
Soraluze, J.C.
Conference: Leisure Studies Association Conference 2014 "Sport, festivy and digital cultures", University of West Scotland
The presentation follows the integration of social media in music festivals, making a case for the Bilbao BBK Live 2013 music festival. The objectives are the analysis of the audience and their different uses of the Facebook Social Network during the festival; and the analysis of the organizers and their strategies and managerial processes they carry out live in order to stimulate the attendees' leisure experience.
2013
Spania
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Festival/arrangør

Designated Public Festivals of Interest to Tourists.

LÓPEZ-BONILLA, J.M.,
LÓPEZ-BONILLA, L.M.,
SANZ-ALTAMIRA, B.
European Planning Studies. 18(3) 435-447
18(3) 435-447
Event tourism is part of the appeal of a destination and an important contributor to the well-being of communities. This paper examines the festivals classified of interest to tourists by the Spanish Tourist Board. The declaration of Festivals of Interest to Tourists (FITs) is granted to those festivals which demonstrate cultural values and popular traditions, with special consideration to their ethnological characteristics and to their particular importance as a tourist attraction. These festivals provide new opportunities to attract visitors to the places where they are held. Local and regional policies can take advantage of the FITs in order to increase the appeal of a tourist destination. This paper details an exploratory analysis of FITs in Spanish provinces. This study aims to group the provinces according to the characteristics of their FITs. To this end, a cluster analysis is performed and the validity is established using the unbiased estimator out-of-bag.
2012
Spania
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Events management: an international approach

FERDINAND, N.,
KITCHIN, P. J.
Sage
The book provides comprehensive coverage of all the most common types of events, preparing students for a future career in Events Management. Covering key issues such as fundraising, sponsorship, globalization and sustainability, this text addresses the challenges and examines the realities of events management in an international context. A wide range of case studies and examples look at sporting, music, catering and fundraising events across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and North America.
2012
Storbritannia
bok
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