Training for the Arts and Culture Sector
Article Index
Training for the Arts and Culture Sector
1.1 The Value of Arts and Culture
1.2 Advocacy in the Arts and Culture
1.3 Cultural Leadership
1.4 Impetus to Grow the Arts and Culture
2.1 Examples of Arts and Culture Awards
2.2 Top Non-Profit Organisations in the United States: Arts and Culture
2.3 Six Awesome Non-Profit Arts and Culture Websites
2.4 International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)
2.5 Research and Development (R
3.1 International Museum Conference Winner: World-Class Learning Management System
3.2 World Cultures Institute: Enrichment Results from Diversity
3.3 The European Museum of the Year Awards
3.4 The European Museum of the Year Awards
3.5 The European Heritage Awards: Preserving Karthaia
3.6 The European Heritage Awards
4.1 Training and Planning for a New Museum
4.2 Museum Five-Year Human Capital Strategic Plan
4.3 Staff and Training in Regional Museums Publication
4.4 Working with People from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds
4.5 Arts and Culture Drive Economic Vitality
4.6 What Do Social-Sector Leaders Need to Succeed?
4.7 How Can You Make Public Libraries More Creative?
5.1 Training Programme (Tools and Activities) for Managing Cultural Diversity
5.2 Practical Human Resources Tools for the Cultural Sector
5.3 Approaches to Recruit and Retain Workers in Museums
5.4 Free Art and Culture Courses
5.5 Online Courses for Cultural Managers
5.6 Enhancing Cultural Competence in the Community
5.7 Promoting Participation in Creative Cultural Activity
5.8 National Art Strategies: Programmes, Tools, and Activities
5.9 Living Museum: A Successful Recruitment Approach to Attract People to Work
5.10 Standards and Best Practices for Museum Volunteer Programs
6.1 Cultural Organisations as Learning and Communication Environments
6.2 Quality Metrics in Arts and Cultural Work
6.3 Kirkpatricks Four-Level Training Evaluation Model
6.4 Top Ten Training Metrics
7. What do business leaders say about training for the arts and culture sector?
This report outlines the best practice research undertaken by in the area of training for the arts and culture sector. The best practices have been compiled under seven main headings. This layout is designed to enable you to scan subjects that are of interest to you and your organisation, quickly assess their importance, and download relevant information for further study or to share with your colleagues.

In This Report

  1. What does training for the arts and culture sector entail?
  2. Which organisations have received recognition for excellence in training for the arts and culture sector?
  3. How have organisations reached high levels of success in training for the arts and culture sector?
  4. What research has been undertaken into training for the arts and culture sector?
  5. What tools and methods are used to achieve high levels of success in training for the arts and culture sector?
  6. How can training for the arts and culture sector be measured?
  7. What do business leaders say about training for the arts and culture sector?

The Definition

Defining “the arts” is a daunting task. It can refer to an expression of creative skill, imagination or value, which is usually presented in a visual form such as painting or an auditory form such as music. When these expressions interact with people, they create culture. This shapes many things about the human experience, including our beliefs and values, our attitudes and meanings, and our history and heritage.
The arts and culture sector may include literature, the visual arts, dance, music, museums, combined arts, theatre, design, building and architecture, exhibitions, and similar disciplines that have such a positive effect on the quality of life in our communities, societies and cities. Training in this sector is about learning and developing the skills and knowledge needed to improve, support, and carry out roles in the arts.

The Stage

Imagine any society without the influence of arts and culture. Imagine there are no more museums, theatres, dance, music or libraries; no more exhibitions or festivals. What is left? A society devoid of aspiration. A society devoid of identity.
The people responsible for our cultural heritage—the curators, staff and volunteers—need to be trained at every level to ensure they are at the forefront of artistic and cultural developments. The value of the arts lies in their ability to enrich not only our lives but also the economy. It is clearly important to provide those people and organisations that support and grow the arts with the investment they need. Training is a vital ingredient for nurturing and sustaining interest in arts and culture. Many curators and workers have to be constantly upskilled to keep abreast of evolving technologies and an ever-changing environment.
The impact of arts and culture can be measured by how they affect our economy, health and wellbeing, society, and education. In many ways, they can be considered a critical national resource, one that must be managed and nurtured.


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