Art and tourism in flagship regeneration

Voase, Richard (1995) Art and tourism in flagship regeneration. In: The Urban Environment: Tourism, September 1995, South Bank University, London.

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Abstract

The paper presented a case study of the creation of a new theatre inside a disused Regency chapel in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Success in attracting funding and local authority approval rested in the end on re-styling the development a 'flagship project' rather than a 'civic theatre'. This was analysed in terms of the emerging middle-class discourse of the cultural regeneration of industrial urban centres, and an emerging instrumentalism whereby art, and its facilities, was regarded as worthy if it could be seen to be generating economic benefits. The material was subsequently published in Managing Leisure: an International Journal (Voase, 1997).

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Additional Information:The paper presented a case study of the creation of a new theatre inside a disused Regency chapel in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Success in attracting funding and local authority approval rested in the end on re-styling the development a 'flagship project' rather than a 'civic theatre'. This was analysed in terms of the emerging middle-class discourse of the cultural regeneration of industrial urban centres, and an emerging instrumentalism whereby art, and its facilities, was regarded as worthy if it could be seen to be generating economic benefits. The material was subsequently published in Managing Leisure: an International Journal (Voase, 1997).
Keywords:regeneration, theatre, flagship, Huddersfield, discourse
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N213 Project Management
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:5550
Deposited By: Richard Voase
Deposited On:14 May 2012 21:55
Last Modified:14 May 2012 21:55

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