Integration potential of participatory cultural sites and projects
At a glance
As part of the ZHAW's "Social Integration" funding priority, the
Centre for Arts Management is investigating the integrative effect
of participatory cultural sites and/or cultural projects on people
of different origins and cultures in the project "Diversity and
culture: integration potential of participatory cultural sites and
projects". A case study analysis is to show differences,
similarities or patterns within selected cases from the Canton of
Zurich. The project will address questions such as: What are the
particularities of using culture for integration processes? How are
integration-promoting cultural projects and offers initiated,
organised and financed (content, duration, long-term nature and
sustainability of the offers)? What role do which cultural sites
and projects play in integration (promotion)? Which groups of
migrants use which cultural projects and offers?
The first research objective is a situation analysis and typification of the cultural sites and projects that promote integration, as well as a survey of the motivation, general usage patterns and socio-demographic data of the people who make use of these services. Furthermore, the results will be modelled-based on qualitative interviews with operators, volunteers and participants as well as an expert workshop. The latter should provide a transferable and practical planning reference framework for the initiation and sustainable development of participative cultural sites/projects with integrative potential for people of different origins and cultures elsewhere.
7th EIASM Workshop on Managing Arts and Cultural Organizations, Online, 17-18 December 2020.