Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity

Leverage the Arts Ecosystem to Influence Local Prosperity : A partnership guide for arts administrators and community builders

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A stimulating intersection of opportunity and trepidation: Art and Business!

A vibrant arts sector impacts local business, citizens, youth, artists, governments--in short, everyone! Integrating unique, authentic, creative assets that flow from the arts across multiple sectors support community prosperity. Through mutually-beneficial partnerships, local stakeholders build a web of community resilience, one that is deep-rooted.

This evidence-based book lifts the veil on subtle but highly influential impacts the arts bring to all communities. It recognizes not only that artists and their artistic creativity are the foundational germ that drives the arts ecosystem, but also their impact on subsequent arts sector and non-arts sector beneficiaries. Suggested strategies and tactics guide artists, arts administrators and all ecosystem stakeholders in their support for and intersection of arts sector development, business, and community-building. A focus on local arts sector development intertwines advocacy, public relations, and partnership initiatives, with many examples illustrated through case studies, research findings, and peer reviewed articles.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16mm | 340g
  • English
  • 1999276604
  • 9781999276607
  • 3,658,097

Review quote

"A concise summary of relationships that constitute the arts ecosystem; valuable for partnership development and arts advocacy, particularly for rural and remote communities. This book will remain close at hand when working on strategies and tools for economic development with a focus on secondary cultural development, for arts advocacy."

Felicity Buckell

Conseil des arts Temiskaming Arts Council, Ontario (Canada)

"As a smart, easy reference guide for arts and cultural managers, this book is brimming with tested, practical strategies anyone can use to create sturdy partnerships, allies and purposeful relationships in their communities."

Nathan Medd

Managing Director, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta (Canada)

"Ms. Proctor's handbook is an excellent partnership development tool that will help artists and arts administrators communicate the value of cultural products and experiences as being 'worth paying for'. By expanding support for artists, we will no doubt positively impact community development as well as our collective health and well-being."

Donald Arsenault (Retired)

Social Development Officer and Manager, Government of Canada

"Cate Proctor's guide clearly lays out key factors that determine success: understanding the cultural ecosystem and its' diverse stakeholders, appreciating the value of our own organization, assessing the value of our assets and how to maximize support. It provides practical insights, implementable strategies, and a reassuring voice for beleaguered administrators."

Guy Rogers

Executive Director, English Language Arts Network, Quebec (Canada)

"I am impressed at how Ms. Proctor has gathered the pertinent arguments on the broad benefits of supporting the arts, along with some good practical suggestions on how to do so."

Diane Davy

Executive Director, Work in Culture, Ontario (Canada)

"I wish I had this book when I was actively producing."

Gretha Rose

President, Cellar Door Production Inc.

"The author brings to light challenges and practical solutions facing arts administrators, artists and indeed the broader entertainment and sports sector. The reader benefits from these perspectives as well as realizing that we within the sector are not alone in facing these challenges. We are a community."

Tom Moser

Partner - Global Marketing Partners, Florida (USA)
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