ERIC Number: EJ906601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
"Everything Is Kind of up in the Air": Flexible and Creative Organizing at an Arts-Based Nonprofit
Scarduzio, Jennifer A.
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v3 n4 p240-250 2009
This study expands upon the research of arts-based inquiry by exploring the ways creativity and flexibility impact communicating and organizing in an arts-based nonprofit. Based on ethnographic observation and interviews, this piece reveals specific tensions that impact the ways staff members and mentors communicate: (a) consistency/inconsistency, (b) process/product, and (c) aesthetics/bureaucracy. The results of this study expand on past research involving aesthetics and organizing by recognizing the balance necessary between these concepts within nonprofits. Furthermore, it provides an interesting viewpoint about the future of art education and art curriculums and illustrates the need for further investigation into earned revenue programs.
Descriptors: Art Education, Aesthetics, Nonprofit Organizations, Mentors, Compensation (Remuneration), Art Products, Merchandise Information, Selection, Administrative Organization, Program Effectiveness, Income, Volunteers, Self Expression, Creativity, Institutional Mission, Conflict
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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