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“Everyone was dancing” – Exploring perceptions of live music promoters’ in Malta on their practices as cultural producers and intermediaries
Adrian Debattista

This paper investigates the contemporary phenomenon of live music promotion within its real life context. Through the lens of live music promoters in Malta the practice of live music promotion was explored while taking into account structural factors that contribute towards their practices.

The role of Workspace/Arts-laboratory in fostering cultural and creative development in Belgium: The development of the performing arts sector in Flanders
Carlotta Scioldo

Grounding on the consideration of creative economy as a “bifurcated structure1” composed, on one hand, by main official institutions and, on the other, by a large number of NGO’s, self- employed and freelancer offers a framework through which to look at the performing arts field.  Moreover the creative workforce of such a field is featured by “unstable working conditions2”.  A case where these concerns have been successfully tackled is the one of Belgium. The performing arts field, strongly developed from the 1980's, is nowadays known as “the Flemish miracle. This points not only the density of artistic quality, but also the specific architecture of the landscape [policy] in which it originates3”.  On that basis, the case of Flanders represents the ideal starting point to unfold the structural and economic
features that lead the performing arts sector to a sustainable condition while increasing the attractiveness of the Brussels-Capital Region.
1. Hutton, Pratt, Reconceptualising the relationship between creative economy and the city: learning from the financial crisis, CITIES 33, 2013.
2. ILO REPORT on employment in the media and cultural industries, 2014, pg. 8

3. Performing Arts Flanders, Transformers, Landscape sketch for the performing arts from flanders and beyond, Vlaams Theater Instituut, Brussels, 2014, pg. 21.
Philanthropic Attitudes: Navigating Philosophical Differences Between Bermuda
and the United States While Rehabilitating an Organization
Alicia M. Goodman

A struggling organization extends an invitation to go to a foreign country and help the
organization become healthy again. However, after arrival shock is experienced when attitudes toward philanthropy are different than what an American higher education program is built on. How does one balance fundamentals of education against the very different actualities of life? Beyond that, how does one work to rehabilitate an organization when there is a fundamental difference of philanthropy?
This paper, based on a current project, is an interdisciplinary examination of a struggling nonprofit theatre company through the lens of arts administration and business. This is a balancing act of financial rehabilitation while still remaining true to the charity/theatre organization. This paper examines two areas: first, tools used to diagnose issues of an organization, such as Patrick Leoncini’s The Five Dysfunctions of a Team assessment, that fit the bridge of business and nonprofit. Second, this paper will also examine the differences of attitudes of philanthropy between Bermuda and the United States and explores what each country may learn from the other in regards to these attitudes.

Chair: Ursula Kuhar

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Adrian Debattista

Research Associate, Arts Council Malta
Adrian Debattista is a Research Associate at Arts Council Malta whose role involves developing and managing the council’s research programme and setting up appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems from which policy recommendations can be made. He holds an M.A. in Arts, Festival... Read More →
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Dr. Ursula M. Kuhar

Lecturer, Arts Administration, Indiana University O'Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Dr. Ursula M. Kuhar teaches in the Arts Administration Program and is the founding director of the O’Neill in Israel study abroad program. Prior to her appointment at IU, she was executive director of Washington Concert Opera and Director and Assistant Professor of Arts Management... Read More →
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Carlotta Scioldo

PhD Candidate in cultural policy, University of Hildesheim
Carlotta Scioldo studied Architecture, Art and Theatre Studies at the University of Turin (BA) and at the University of Architecture of Venice (MA). She was fellow researcher at New York University in Department of Arts and Art Profession. She was part of a.pass (advance performance... Read More →
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Alicia Goodman, Texas Tech University

Alicia M. Goodman has recently completed her Ph.D. - Fine Arts in Theatre (Arts Administration) at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses on transatlantic arts management practices, organizational behavior, and tandem management in the arts.

Thursday June 1, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
QMU MacKay Room Queen Margaret Dr, Musselburgh EH21 6UU, UK