A Blind Spot? Cultural Field Perspectives on Tourism

This study addresses a possible mismatch between political rhetoric on creative industries and tourism relations and the experiences and expectations that artists and workers in the creative industries have of their artistic work and their sector. In semi-structured interviews, we asked if and then how creatives and developers in Norway relate to the concept of tourism and whether they see tourists or the tourism industry as a target market for cultural products. Our findings suggest that developers are likely, but creatives unlikely to see a relation between creative’s work and tourism or tourists, and the tourism industry as a target market for cultural products. Tourism is in other words a blind spot in the business practices of creative entrepreneurs.

Key words:  Cultural Tourism; Tourists; Creative Industries; Cultural Entrepreneurship; Meta Interview.

Published online 13th December 2021 in The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10632921.2021.1997847

 

Forfatter

Gudrun Helgadottir, Åsne Dahl Haugsevje, Heidi Stavrum

Utgitt

13.12.2021

Type

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