Festival/arrangør

Managing music festivals for tourism purposes in Catalonia (Spain).

GONZÍLEZ-REVERTÉ, F,
MIRALBELL-IZARD, O
Tourism Review 2009. 64(4) 53-6
64(4) 53-6
This paper aims to assess the touristic potential of music festivals in Catalonia, Spain. It is a suitable goal because despite an increase in the amount of new festivals and cultural events in the region, there is a lack of adequate coordinating and guiding tourism policies. The data were collected using a survey to managers of music festivals providing information about their management structure (here as: m-s.) and economic results. It is found that the coexistence of two different types of festivals in Catalonia depending on their cultural/touristic orientation and with differences in their management style. Both types have a professionalized m-s. and an economic self-sufficiency when compared with the rest of cultural events in the region. Thus, they can be considered as an asset for regional tourism development. However, some problems are encountered in management practices to be improved when implementing a specific tourism event policy.
2009
Spania
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

People & Work in Events & conventions. A research perspective.

BAUM, T.,
DEERY, M.,
HANLON, C.,
LOCKSTONE, L.; SMITH K. (Eds.)
Wallingford
The part of the tourism industry which covers events, conventions and meetings is a substantial part of the global economy and provides employment for a very large number of people worldwide. The breakdown of employees in this sector is complex - employees can be full-time, casual labor or part of a volunteer workforce, and events can be as diverse as the Olympic Games and a local meeting. This book examines the role of people who work in events, meetings and conventions by looking at the context in which they work, and presenting theories, perspectives underlying trends of employment in this sector. Leading authors present international examples to further understanding of the concepts involved in people management in tourism events. This book will be an important resource for students and researchers of leisure, tourism and events management.
2009
Storbritannia
bok
Festival/arrangør

Policy for sustainable and responsible festivals and events: institutionalization of a new paradigm.

GETZ, D.
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism Leisure and Events 03/2009. 1(1) 61-78
03/2009. 1(1) 61-78
The scope of public policy for planned events is delimited, giving specific attention to attainment of a sustainable and responsible events sector. Justifications for public‐sector involvement in planned events are discussed, including consideration of public good, social equity, return on investment, efficiency, psychic benefits, and market failure arguments. It is argued that both the worth of an event, and its impacts, should be evaluated using a triple‐bottom‐line (TBL) approach. For each of the three dimensions of TBL (economic, social/cultural and environmental) possible goals, related policy initiatives, and a number of performance measures are suggested. In the final part of this paper, the institutionalization of a new paradigm is discussed, including specific advice on what is needed to embed the new sustainable and responsible events paradigm in public policy.
2009
Kanada/Sverige
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Progressing socio-cultural impact evaluation for festivals.

ROBERTSON, M ET AL
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. 1(2) 156-169
1(2) 156-169
The research project reported in this paper set out to advance the knowledge base of socio-cultural festival evaluation and, through industry and academic liaison, produce a robust, comprehensive set of indicators. The purpose of this paper is threefold: first, to offer a summary of the synthesis of literature relating to methodologies for evaluating the socio‐cultural effects of festivals; second, to identify the emerging themes resulting from the existing literature; and third, as part of an evaluation of stakeholder perception, to present a comparative rating of a UK-wide cross-section of festival leaders (n = 60) of core impacts and their significance. The methods adopted were based on a comprehensive review of secondary literature in relation to the evaluation of socio‐cultural impacts of festivals, followed by telephone interviews with a sample of UK festival directors.
2009
Storbritannia
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Public sector evaluation of festivals and special events.

O'SULLIVAN, D. ET AL
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events. 1(1) 19-36
1(1) 19-36
This research project set out to explore Unitary Authority (UA) involvement in festivals and special events across Wales. It considers the level and nature of UA involvement and investigates activity by event purpose; reasons for, and characteristics of, UA engagement; and, crucially, the extent and nature of event evaluation. The study's aim was to begin the development of a baseline of information for further research into the growing use of festivals and special events as a strategy for local economic development in Wales. A quantitative survey approach facilitated a comprehensive snapshot of UA responses whilst also incorporating discursive elements. A telephone survey was designed and undertaken with representatives of all 22 UA departments responsible for festivals and events in Wales. The research reveals a significant level of festival and special event activity across Wales, supported primarily for its perceived socio‐cultural value. However, evaluation would appear to be focused on improving processes and measuring economic outputs rather than assessing whether socio‐cultural objectives are being achieved. Whilst overwhelmingly positive about efforts to improve approaches to evaluation, respondents held clear views about the complications most likely to hamper any such efforts. These responses focused upon the need for flexibility, cost effectiveness and comparability across festival and special event typologies.
2009
Storbritannia
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Theatre festivals: towards a bigger theatre audience

ZOLTÍN, J.
The Budapest Observatory
The article is focused on the co-operation of festivals and theatre and on the functions of festivals in audience development. A research conducted in April 2009 amongst nine Hungarian theatre festival directors is presented with the questions based on the terms of reference of the Novi Sad conference on International Theatre Festivals and Audience Development, in cooperation with European Festival Research Project (EFRP).While the article doesn't draw a comprehensive picture of theatre festivals in Hungary, it does collect different practices, methods and approaches and opens up for an opportunity for a new study to follow up a more precise research for example, a sociological study of the audience development of the festivals.
2009
Ungarn
Annet
Festival/arrangør

Tourism as a mixed industry: Differences between private, public and not-for-profit festivals.

GETZ, D. ,
ANDERSSON, T.
Tourism Management 12/2009. 30(6) 847-856
30(6) 847-856
This paper discusses important policy and management implications of tourism as a mixed industry in which public, not-for-profit, and private organizations such as festivals both compete and collaborate in creating the tourist product. To illustrate, four samples of festivals from the UK, Australia, Norway and Sweden are systematically compared in terms of their ownership, governance, structure, and content. Although the festivals offered a similar product and had similar mandates, they differed considerably in terms of revenue sources, cost structure, use of volunteers, corporate sponsorship, and decision-making. These differences are potentially important to destinations that view festivals as attractions and use them in place marketing. Implications are drawn for festival management and tourism policy, and recommendations are made for extending this line of inquiry to the tourism industry as a whole.
2009
Kanada/Sverige
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Analyzing the Role of Festivals and Events in Regional Development.

MOSCARDO, G.
Event Management. 11(1-2) 23-32
11(1-2) 23-32
While tourism has a long history of use as a tool for regional development, events and festivals are a more recent policy option. In both cases the emphasis is often placed on the potential positive economic impacts. In both cases there has also been little research conducted into a wider range of outcomes or into the factors and processes that contribute to these outcomes. This article examines the potential role of festivals and events in regional development with a particular focus on effects other than economic. The study reported here used a conceptual framework developed to describe regional tourism development to explore 36 case studies describing festivals and events in a regional development context. The content analysis identified 13 themes as associated with the effectiveness of festivals and events in supporting regional development. These themes were further organized according to their connections to the three key constructs of building social capital, enhancing community capacity, and support for non-tourism-related products and services. These constructs are then used to build a preliminary conceptual framework to understand the role of festivals and events in regional development.
2008
Italia
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Cultural Events as Potential Drivers of Urban Regeneration: An Empirical Illustration.

PAIOLA, M.
Industry and Innovation. 15(5) 513-529
15(5) 513-529
In this paper the relational dimension of cultural production is explored, with explicit attention to the impact of cultural events on networks and creativity in local contexts. Three qualitative empirical cases are produced, showing that networks have a crucial importance in sustaining spatial proximity‐based creativity. Three models of local cultural events are identified and valued qualitatively in terms of their impact on local creativity, concluding that the value of an event in its territory is dependent on the organizational frame of the specific event. In particular, the bottom‐up network-based model appears to be able to favor local activation and creativity spanning, thereby leveraging local resources.
2008
Storbritannia
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Festivals Mean Business 3 A survey of Arts Festivals in the UK

SAM,
University of Brighton
In 2000, the British Arts Festivals Association (BAFA) commissioned its first economic impact study into the UK arts festivals sector. Festivals Mean Business (FMB1) established a snapshot of the sector and proved invaluable in demonstrating the economic and cultural contribution that festivals make to the UK.
In 2002, an update, Festivals Mean Business II (FMB2), showed how the arts festival sector had changed since 2000.
In 2007, sam was commissioned to undertake the next stage of research – Festivals Mean Business III (FMB3). The purpose of this was to build upon the previous studies, to provide an up-to-date picture of the UK arts festivals sector and to assess its contribution in the UK more accurately.
FMB3 provides a detailed overview of the BAFA membership and the wider arts festivals sector, looking specifically at the following areas:
scope and scale
activity and programming
number of attendances and events
employment
financial activity and economic contribution
2008
Storbritannia
Rapport
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