ABSTRACT

Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is not appropriate to apply Westerns theories and models of leadership and management. This book presents a range of case studies of arts and cultural leadership across a large number of Asian countries. Besides examining different cultural frameworks and contexts, the book considers different cultural approaches to leadership, discusses external challenges and entrepreneurialism, and explores how politics can have a profound impact. Throughout the book covers different art forms, and different sorts of arts and cultural organisations.

chapter |12 pages

Introduction

part |2 pages

PART I Politics, art and culture

chapter 1|11 pages

Deviance and nation-building

ByTERENCE CHONG

chapter 3|9 pages

Growing into failure: the Hong Kong Arts Development Council

ByOSCAR HO HING-KAY

part |2 pages

PART III Organizations, collaborations and individuals

chapter 10|8 pages

Private public: the Independent Indian Art Museum as catalyst

ByANUPA MEHTA

chapter 11|19 pages

On your toes: perception of leadership influences in dance companies in Singapore

BySUYIN CHEWAND LEONIE HALLO

chapter 14|14 pages

Rise of a choral director: the case of an Asian cultural leader

BySUN-MAN TSENG

chapter 15|9 pages

Ways of thinking culturally in Asia today

ByALISON CARROLL