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Mentoring volunteer festival managers : evaluation of a pilot scheme in regional Australia

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posted on 2024-06-17, 06:14 authored by AM Hede, R Rentschler
Festival managers in regional locations often have limited access to didactic experiences in their field. As such, developing strategies that enhance the skills of festival management in regional locations can be challenging. This paper, set within the context of the Australian regional arts festival sector, evaluates a pilot mentoring scheme developed by Regional Arts Victoria and Arts Victoria to assist volunteer festival managers to enhance the management, and focus the artistic direction, of their festivals. The results of the evaluation, based on six case studies, indicate that mentoring is highly suited to this scenario. Recommendations are made with regard to the future application of mentoring within this context, particularly in relation to communication and formalisation.

History

Journal

Managing leisure

Volume

12

Pagination

157-170

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1360-6719

eISSN

1466-450X

Language

eng

Notes

Cover dates: April-July 2007

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2007, Taylor & Francis

Issue

2-3

Publisher

Routledge