Module: How Public Cultural Organizations Make Their Way To Success in Urban Contests: Models and Case Studies
Start: April 10, 2018 12:00 AM
End: 12:00 AM
Organizer: Haley Carlson
How Public Cultural Organizations Make Their Way To Success in Urban Contests: Models and Case Studies
Dr. Konstantinos Karatzias
The module focuses on the factors that contribute to the success of public cultural organizations in urban contexts. Public cultural organizations are these cultural organizations that have a public principal, such as a municipality, regional council, state etc., and direct their programs and activities towards the general public. Their public nature guarantees the support from the political and social side but the specific organizational characteristic of these cultural institutions determines also their success. Defining organizational success in the cultural sector can be a daunting task since success can take various forms and its measurement depends on different stakeholder’s criteria. What, then, are the factors that contribute to the success of public cultural organizations within urban contexts? During the module, we will describe the notion of organizational success in the cultural ecosystem and we will identify the typical characteristics of public cultural organizations within urban contexts. The goal is to discover the internal and external factors that create the conditions for the success of this type of cultural organizations in these settings. Moreover, we will build a practical model that can guide the planning and management of public cultural organizations. For the purpose of the module, we will navigate through various case studies.
- Alisa Moldavanova & Holly T. Goerdel (2017): Understanding the puzzle of organizational sustainability: toward a conceptual framework of organizational social connectedness and sustainability, Public Management Review
- Lindqvist, K. (2007). Public Governance of Arts Organisations in Sweden: Strategic Implications. International Journal of Cultural Policy 13(3), 303-317
- Smith, Melanie (2006) Towards a cultural planning approach to regeneration. In: Melanie K. Smith (Ed.) Tourism, culture, and regeneration, 1-11. Wallingford, UK and Cambridge, MA, USA: CAB International.