Looking beyond image and tourism : the role of flagship cultural projects in local arts development

Grodach, Carl (2008) Looking beyond image and tourism : the role of flagship cultural projects in local arts development. Planning, Practice and Research, 23(4), pp. 495-516.

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Abstract

State and local governments frequently look to flagship cultural projects to improve the city image and catalyze tourism but, in the process, often overlook their potential to foster local arts development. To better understand this role, the article examines if and how cultural institutions in Los Angeles and San Francisco attract and support arts-related activity. The analysis reveals that cultural flagships have mixed success in generating arts-based development and that their ability may be improved through attention to the local context, facility and institutional characteristics, and the approach of the sponsoring agencies. Such knowledge is useful for planners to enhance their revitalization efforts, particularly as the economic development potential of arts organizations and artists has become more apparent.

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ID Code: 74522
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/02697450802522806
ISSN: 1360-0583
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Arts and Cultural Policy (160502)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Planning, Practice and Research on 08 Dec 2008, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02697450802522806
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2014 02:08
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 20:25

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