Articoli taggati con ‘accountability’

Tafterjournal n. 91 - NOVEMBRE DICEMBRE 2016

Arts Management Industries and Value Creation

di Enrico Marchesi

The increasing importance of the management in the Art Industries has focused the attention on the fundamental role of economic skills, but in order to manage a cultural organization a manager has to pay attention to other non-economic abilities. Everyday newspapers and media talk about the renewed interest in culture and tell about new possibilities to make up a business in the cultural sector, but they rarely explore the qualities that are required to be a good and trained cultural manager. Arts Industries, that are a part of the larger sector of CCIs (for more details about CCIs [1]), are a field in which management’s soft skills and attitudes as entrepreneurial, leadership and intuition are as important as managerial issues. This article describes the role of Arts Industries and the role of managers in the creation of value. The importance of cultural management is recent achievement, but in a brief period, this profession has reached a high consideration in the CCI sector [2]. In the first paragraph, the article describes the role of Arts Industries and the role of Cultural managers in the process of value creation, focusing on the double goals that Cultural managers should aim at: the quality of the cultural proposal and the need to create economic sustainability for the organization they’re working for. Paragraph two introduces the kind of values that Arts Industries are able to produce. These are both economic and social, because culture can influence not only business, but also communities and territories. Last paragraph of the article concerns some examples of Art Industries and CCIs that have been able to create profits and jobs or social inclusion and social development.

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Innovation, Opportunity and Social Entrepreneurship

di Monika Rut

What actually makes a project or a company accountable with needs of society? And how the NGO or culture-driven organization could possibly avoid waste of resources and strive to deliver more socially responsible outcomes?

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Il valore del museo

di Ginevra Stuto

Dopo un’analisi relativa a diversi modelli di rendicontazione, il libro propone il modello del valore, che si pone nella “terra di mezzo” degli approcci alla gestione del museo attualmente utilizzati. L’istituzione museale è analizzata attraverso tre lenti: standard per il funzionamento del museo, indicatore del VAC-valore culturale aggiunto- e Intangibili.

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Tafterjournal n. 71 - maggio 2014

The notion of accountability and its usage in the cultural sector

di Marco Bernabè e Stefano Monti

All human, personal, economic and political relations are based on the notion of trust. Nevertheless, which are the subjects actually reliable or, in other words, truly accountable? It is necessary to make such a concept measurable, particularly in the economic sector because of the investment or acquisition choices related to that field of activity. The introduction of an evaluation process results to be even more difficult in the Italian cultural realm, where unselected public funds and culture budget cuts increase the uncertainty of the present.

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Tafterjournal n. 71 - maggio 2014

What an effort “to enter out”! Closures and resistances in the cultural sector

di Elena Granata

“It might be easy for you, but you cannot imagine how difficult is for us to enter outside”. Few years ago, walking in the yards of Santa Maria Della Pietà, psychiatric hospital already closed, Thomas Lovanio, Franco Basaglia’s colleague, got these words from one of the guest of the hospital. He was referring to the difficulty of coming back into the city, a city that years ago had jailed and forgotten him. But now, just because someone have decided to close the psychiatric hospitals, this city has to absorb him again. The articles in this issue reminded me those words. How difficult is for our artistic and cultural system to shape open and innovative relations with the environment and the urban space, and to generate an innovative and transparent management. These difficulties are surely a limit to innovation and an obstacle to the cultural growth of our country. Urban studies have long observed that the most innovative systems are those capable of hybridizing different worlds.

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