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Art, science and organisational interactions: Exploring the value of artist residencies on campus


Lee, B and Fillis, I and Lehman, K, Art, science and organisational interactions: Exploring the value of artist residencies on campus, The Journal of Business Research, 85 pp. 444-451. ISSN 0148-2963 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.10.022


This case study examines how an artist residency at an aquaculture institute within a university creates value on campus and beyond. We find that the residency, initially regarded as ‘risk-taking’ by both artist and institute, created unexpected opportunities stemming from the synergies between art and science. We find that ‘new ways of seeing’ aquaculture science resulted in the creation of aesthetic, emotional, environmental, educational and social values embracing the intrinsic, instrumental, and institutional, on both personal and organisational levels. The lack of available time from academic staff and financial support for the artist, however, need to be addressed in order to achieve the residency's full potential. In addition to the arguments for art-based initiatives generally, we suggest that artist residencies, if planned thoughtfully, have the potential to create an innovative and creative culture on campus and beyond.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:art-based initiatives, artist residency, art impact, cultural value
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Arts and cultural policy
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Lehman, K (Dr Kim Lehman)
ID Code:124861
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Marketing
Deposited On:2018-03-15
Last Modified:2019-07-30

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