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‘Sell[ing] what hasn’t got a name’: An exploration of the different understandings and definitions of ‘community engagement’ work in the performing arts

Mutibwa, Daniel H.

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Abstract

© The Author(s) 2017. Widely known to promote broader involvement in the processes which define the arts and culture, community engagement work in the performing arts – despite employing a set of commonly recognised norms – has tended to be conceptualised differently both historically and contemporarily. Drawing on ethnographic research – particularly semi-structured qualitative interview accounts of numerous British practitioners with a track record of work in the sector, this article explores these different conceptualisations. This article finds that it is the actual ‘work that matters’ and not what it is named, and that the diversity of understandings and definitions among sectoral practitioners is reflective of evolving thinking, values and practice, something that may be destabilising for better or worse.

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Mutibwa, D. H. (2019). ‘Sell[ing] what hasn’t got a name’: An exploration of the different understandings and definitions of ‘community engagement’ work in the performing arts. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22(3), 345-361. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549417722107

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 3, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 3, 2017
Publication Date Jun 1, 2019
Deposit Date Jul 5, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 3, 2017
Journal European Journal of Cultural Studies
Print ISSN 1367-5494
Electronic ISSN 1460-3551
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 22
Issue 3
Pages 345-361
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549417722107
Keywords terminology; top-down; jargon; collaboration; participation; education; learning; outreach; audience
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43938
Publisher URL http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1367549417722107
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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