Perceptions of the impact of art : implications for the art sector

Ramsey White, Tabitha, Rentschler, Ruth and Hede, Anne-Marie 2008, Perceptions of the impact of art : implications for the art sector, International journal of the arts in society, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 13-22.

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Title Perceptions of the impact of art : implications for the art sector
Author(s) Ramsey White, Tabitha
Rentschler, Ruth
Hede, Anne-Marie
Journal name International journal of the arts in society
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 13
End page 22
Total pages 10
Publisher Common Ground
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1833-1866
Keyword(s) art
impact
definition
experience
perception
Summary This paper explores how individuals perceive art and its impact, and what implications these perceptions have for the art sector. Much previous research into the impact of art has been based on perspectives of art and impact implicit in government policies. This paper posits that to increase demand for art activities, a greater understanding of individuals’ perspectives of these two concepts is necessary. The paper reports findings of a three year research project into the impact of art based on the perception of the individual. Findings highlight three key areas: first, it is not the art product, but creativity or the creative process that results in impact; second, that individuals are autonomous in the creation of art experiences and the resultant impact; and third that there is a link between the motivation to have an art experience and the perceived potential impact.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Common Ground
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017287

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