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Performing Arts Center Management

Edited by Patricia Dewey Lambert, Robyn Williams

© 2017 – Routledge

278 pages

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Description

Performing arts centers (PACs) are an integral part of the cultural and creative industries, significantly influencing the cultural, social, and economic vitality of communities around the world. Virtually all PACs are community-based and serve the public interest, whether structured as a public, nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid entity. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the important community role of performing arts centers, especially those that mainly host and present work produced by other arts organizations. This gap is startling, given the ubiquitous presence of PACs in urban centers, small communities, as well as colleges and universities.

This co-edited reference book provides valuable information at the intersection of theory and practice in the professional field of executive leadership of performing arts centers. Drawing on the expertise of leading academics, consultants, and executives, this book focuses on institutions and practices in the United States, and is contextualized within additional fields such as cultural planning, urban revitalization, and economic development.

Performing Arts Center Management aims to provide valuable theoretical, conceptual, empirical, and practice-based information to current and future leaders in creative and cultural industries management. It serves as a unique reference for researchers, university students, civic leaders, urban planners, public venue managers, and arts administrators aspiring to improve or advance their work in successfully managing performing arts centers.

Reviews

"Performing Arts Center Management is a great resource. Not only does it lay out the varying management structures PACs take throughout the country, it also places them in a historical context, providing true insights into an exciting and rewarding profession."Howard Sherman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Music Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

"Kudos to Patricia Dewey Lambert and Robyn Williams for breaking down this incredibly complex topic. No two Performing Arts Centers are the same. This book is a must-read for anyone in the industry that would like to know how these mega-operations are both funded and managed." –Mark Najarian, Venue Director, Denver Performing Arts Complex, USA

"Patricia Dewey Lambert and Robyn Williams have finally filled a gap in the literature of Performing Arts Center (PAC) management by assembling an impressive text that draws on the diverse experience and wisdom of leaders in the field. The contributors to this text are the leading scholars, designers, consultants and executive leaders that have shaped the field of performing arts center development and management. While the focus of the text is on centers in the United States, an international perspective is included as an important context for students and practitioners. This guide effectively charts the unique history, development, programming and challenges of running Performing Arts Centers and is a much-needed tool in teaching the next generation of PAC leaders."Kevin Maifeld, Seattle University, USA

"With an emphasis on understanding and engaging local communities, Lambert and Williams have produced an extremely comprehensive book that dramatically increases our understanding of the management of performing arts centers. Citing recent literature, important conceptual frameworks, and many excellent examples, the editors connect theory and practice to produce an invaluable resource for students and arts administrators who accept the challenge of leading these incredibly important institutions." – Richard Maloney, New York University, USA

Table of Contents

1. The Professionalization of Performing Arts Center Management

Patricia Dewey Lambert and Robyn Williams

2. The Evolution of the Performing Arts Center: What Does Success Look Like?

Steven A. Wolff

3. Trends in the Development and Operation of Performing Arts Centers

Duncan M. Webb

4. Programming the Performing Arts: Balancing Mission and Solvency

Tony Micocci

5. Magic of Place: An Unrecognized Revolution in Theatre Architecture

Richard Pilbrow

6. Building Performing Arts Centers

Joanna Woronkowicz

7. Ownership and Governance of Urban Performing Arts Centers

Patricia Dewey Lambert and Robyn Williams

8. Managing Venue Operations for a Newly-Opened PAC

Patrick Donnelly

9. Managing Performing Arts Centers in a University Setting

Lawrence D. Henley

10. Impact of the Performing Arts Center on the Local Community

Ann Patricia Salamunovich Wilson

11. The PAC as Intermediary: Models of Collaboration and Partnerships Among Local Performing Arts Organizations

Gretchen D. McIntosh

12. International Horizons in Performing Arts Center Management

Douglas Gautier

13. Executive Leadership for Performing Arts Centers

Robyn Williams, Ken Harris, and Patricia Dewey Lambert

with Paul Beard, Ted Dedee, and Adina Erwin

About the Editors

Patricia Dewey Lambert is an Associate Professor of Arts Management at the University of Oregon (UO), USA where she leads the performing arts management specialization.

Robyn Williams has worked across the United States in the public assembly facility management field for more than thirty years, and is currently Executive Director for Portland’5 Centers for the Arts in Portland, Oregon, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management

This innovative series provides a forum for the publication of original research in cultural and creative industries from a management perspective. It reflects the multiple and inter-disciplinary forms of cultural and creative industries and the expanding roles which they perform in an increasing number of countries. As the discipline expands, there is a pressing a need to disseminate academic research, and this series provides a platform to publish this research, setting the agenda of cultural and creative industries from a managerial perspective, as an academic discipline. The aim is to chart developments in contemporary cultural and creative industries thinking around the world, with a view to shaping future agendas reflecting the expanding significance of the cultural and creative industries in a globalised world. The remit of the series is broad and will reflect cultural and creative industries research including (but not limited to):

  • cultural and creative industries in countries and regions of interest (e.g. UK, USA, Central and Eastern Europe; Latin America, China, Taiwan, India);
  • the cultural and creative industries in any re-ordering of the global economy in crisis;
  • cultural and creative industries and their social, political and technological and economic impacts;
  • governance, management and leadership;
  • global power and influence in entertainment and the arts;
  • advocacy, philanthropy and sponsorship;
  • cultural and creative industries and mobile, digital and social media;
  • cultural and creative industries and the built environment;
  • event management;
  • greening our festivals and the carbon footprint;
  • national identity;
  • creativity and innovation in cultural and creative industries;
  • cultural and creative industries in public management and not-for-profit areas.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART037000
ART / Art & Politics
ART060000
ART / Performance
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS071000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Leadership
BUS079000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
BUS093000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Facility Management