Arts marketing : a new tool for development of the arts sector in the market context in Vietnam
Le, Huong 2005, Arts marketing : a new tool for development of the arts sector in the market context in Vietnam, in 2nd Australasian Nonprofit and Social Marketing Conference, The Bowater School : at the threshold : challenges and developments in social, sport and arts marketing., Bowater School of Marketing, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic..
Since the economic reform in Vietnam in 1986 provided more artistic and financial autonomy, the arts community has had more opportunity to develop. It has hence become necessary for arts leaders to obtain management and marketing skills to adapt to the new competitive environment. This necessity became vital when the Vietnamese government sought to tackle the problem of inadequate state funding for arts organisations through its policy of socialisation. This paper sets out to examine how performing arts organisations in Vietnam apply arts marketing strategies to adapt to the market context via empirical data from the cases studied: Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra and Hanoi Youth Theatre. Further, it identifies implications for the development of the sector. Findings indicate that Vietnamese performing arts organisations focus on the role of marketing for organisational development, although there are a lack of resources and a limited knowledge in this area. Thus, training in arts marketing and arts management is needed to maximise capacity of arts leaders in managing their organisations in the changing context.
(Arts Marketing Best Paper Award 2005) . Refereed paper
Field of Research
150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
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