This joint research was coordinated by Emmanuel Négrier, Michel Guerin and myserlf (Lluís Bonet), and rely on a team of collaborators from the different participant countries: Kai Amberla (Finland), Claudine Audet (Canada), Luisella Carnelli (Italy), Tino Carreño (Spain), Luca Dal Pozzolo (Italy), Aurélien Djakouane (France), Marie Jourda (France), Christopher Maughan (United Kingdom), Isabelle Paindavoine (Belgium), Béatrice Reynaerts (Belgium), Diane Saint-Pierre (Canada), Sara Tannå (Sweden), Ulrich Suter (Switzerland), Heidi Taskinen (Finland), Jorid Vaagland (Norway), and János Zoltán Szabó (Hungary). This work is a result of a commission by many federations of festival associations coordinated by France Festivals.
The result is a book published in both English and French by Michel de Maule (Paris 2013). This work presents the first study undertaken using a single, unique method on a sample of 390 music festival (from 15 different countries). They represent a wide variety of genres, musical styles, scope and seasonal programmes. All major aspects are explored, from the purpose of the festivals to human resources and business models adopted.The first part reviews this analytical journey through the world of festivals. The second part contains several chapters on different countries festival landscapes, enabling the impact of the cultural, economic and political setting in which these events are created and developed to be measured. Whereas artists themselves have long since gone beyond national borders, this twofold international comparison allows the differences between country-specific models to be transcended.
Table of Contents
List of participants 7
GENERAL INTRODUCTION 27
FESTIVALS: RESOURCES, DYNAMICS AND STRATEGIES
Chapter 1. Festivals in Seven Variables 47
Chapter 2. Festival Finances 56
Chapter 3. Cultural Project and Artistic Programming 72
Chapter 4. Festival Activities 84
Chapter 5. Festival Audiences: Issues, Priorities and Accessibility 95
Chapter 6. Artistic Cooperation and Territorial Partnership 113
Chapter 7. Communication Strategies 121
Chapter 8. Human Resources and Festivals 134
Chapter 9. The Six Clusters of Festivals 146
FESTIVALS AND TERRITORIES
United Kingdom 262
General Conclusion 291
See the powerpoint presentation of the research done in Lille (France) on November 20th 2013. More information about the research project in www.festudy.com, with links to some press articles.
Bibl. reference: NÉGRIER, E.; BONET, L.; GUERIN, M. [eds.] (2013) Music Festivals, a Changing World. An International Comparison, Paris: Michel de Maule. You can buy the book here.