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Course 2020-2021 a.y.

20446 - MANAGEMENT OF CULTURAL INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS - MODULE II (COMPARATIVE CULTURAL PUBLIC POLICIES AND FUNDRAISING)

ACME
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 19

ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OB  |  4 credits SECS-P/03  |  2 credits SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
ALEX TURRINI

Classes: 19 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 19: ALEX TURRINI


Suggested background knowledge

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Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

Public policies in the arts and culture sector are rarely developed by governments alone. In most democratic countries third sector organisations, business firms and civil society are deeply involved in the production, distribution and promotion of arts and culture. On these grounds, we take the perspective of nonprofit organisations facing some fundamental policy issues such as the endemic lack of public and private funding. This course is specifically targeted for arts and cultural management students and it aims at providing skills related to fundraising, people raising and advocacy in the arts and cultural field.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The course is divided in two parts: Intro to fundraising for the arts and Comparative cultural policies.

 

  1. Intro to fundraising for the arts (prof. Turrini): The first part of the course centers on how to maximize contributed income from different donors  (i.e.:  individuals, corporations, grant making foundations).  We introduce the basic tools a development director uses to raise funds from direct mailing to membership programs, from capital campaigns to corporate giving programs.  
  2. Comparative cultural policy (prof. Mion): The second part of the course seeks to develop an understanding of policy process and advocacy as they apply to arts and culture, explore the impact of policy on arts and culture, present students with theory, case studies, hands-on learning and empirical research in the field of cultural policy; and  provide a forum for challenging and debating theories and models, as well as their application in global arts and cultural practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Identify key drivers to successful fundraising for the arts 
  • Describe complex public problems emerging in the arts 
  • Identify solutions to policy issues emerging in the arts 
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Assess the funding needs of a cultural institution.
  • Choose the best funding source to address those needs
  • Design specific programs to collect funds for the arts 
  • Formulate appropriate analysis and solutions related to policy issues emerging in the arts
  • Interact and communicate effectively in multi-cultural contexts.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Individual assignments
  • Group assignments
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

The learning experience of this course includes, in addition to face-to-face lectures, case discussions, individual assignments, group projects, real examples and interactions with guest speakers. Attendance: due to this teaching methodology, heavily based on interaction and class discussion and participation, attending is strongly recommended.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Group assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Assessment relies on a 1000-points-grading system distributed across the two parts of the course:

     

    1st part: Intro to fundraising for the arts (400pts)

    200pts: buddies at work assignment

    200pts: weekly individual tasks

     

    2nd part: Comparative cultural policies (600pts)

    300pts: buddies at work assignments

    150pts: weekly individual tasks

    150pts: case discussion

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    General written exam, (100% of the finale grade) based on open questions related to the reading material.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Slides uploaded on the Bboard platform.
    • Selected readings  available on the Online Course Reserve.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • S. WEINSTEIN, The Complete Guide to Fundraising Management, John Wiley, 2009 3rd ed. 
    • H.P. ROSSI, M.W. LIPSEY, H.E. FREEMAN,  Evaluation. A systematic approach, SAGE, 1999, 6th ed.
    • J. SNOWBALL, Measuring the value of culture, Springer, 2012.
    Last change 27/11/2020 13:30