Unravelling cultural value

Geursen, Gus and Rentschler, Ruth 2002, Unravelling cultural value, in New wave: entrepreneurship and the arts: symposium proceedings, Learning Services, Deakin University, Melbourne.

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Title Unravelling cultural value
Author(s) Geursen, Gus
Rentschler, Ruth
Conference name New Wave: Entrepreneurship and the Arts Conference (2002 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic
Conference dates 5-6 April 2002
Title of proceedings New wave: entrepreneurship and the arts: symposium proceedings
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2002
Conference series New Wave: Entrepreneurship and the Arts Conference
Publisher Learning Services, Deakin University
Place of publication Melbourne
Keyword(s) cultural value
Summary Unravelling cultural value has long been attempted from a number of perspectives but it remains substantially unresolved. The discussion is about accountability with proponents disagreeing on whether this means stewardship of the public and trustee purse or fundamental aesthetic values. There are many reasons for this lack of agreement and thus the cultural value debates remain vibrant and healthy. However, it is also a truism that cultural related literature has been slow to recognise that cultural value serves different masters: the audience, organisational interface, the organisation, and government control. In past debates, value measurement has had a government control focus using neo classical economics and accounting to define and measure the cultural industry. Artists and other cultural stakeholders in society have critiqued such measurement as inappropriate. This paper seeks to unify these two dimensions by providing a synergistic definition of cultural value, which is pertinent to cultural organisations, and offers a model of entrepreneurial cultural value balance for the audience, cultural organisations and government.
ISBN 0730025535
Language eng
Field of Research 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009546

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