Governance, management: what inventions at work in the cultural sector, what developments to encourage?
Group 8 of the Session 21-22
Faced with the new expectations of audiences and the need to anticipate more diversified risks likely to have consequences on their activity, cultural places, whether subsidized or not, They have to redefine not only their tasks and their economic model, but also their mode of operation. The business lines are evolving, as is their coordination. The cultural sector is faced first of all with the general changes currently at work in all the professional sectors: transformation by digital technology, greater transversality of tasks, increased professional mobility over time, and more recently, the widespread use of telework without any organisation at this stage having a clear vision of the right balance to be found on this point once crisis management has passed.
It also has specific problems, among which, to name but a few, the need to think in a more integrated way, programming and mediation, and the need to take into account the evolution of artistic practices that sometimes call into question, in their transdisciplinarity, specialization of expertise. Added to this is the arrival on the labour market of new generations with different training and aspirations, contributing to a profound change in the culture of work in these organizations. Moreover, because they defend a vision of an open and emancipatory society, they have an additional responsibility to organize their own collective work according to models consistent with these values.
Finally, although cultural organizations have often been innovative, even inspiring, in setting up more flexible, more collective, more transversal working groups, these modes of work if they are insufficiently thought out and supported, can create uncertainty, conflict and even pain at work.
REFEREE: STEVEN HEARN, Founding President of Scintillo, Cultural Incubator and CHEC Steering Committee Member
Group members :
- Stefano ARNALDI, Director of Culture and Heritage of the City of Reims
- Jean-Philippe DUPUICH, director of Goddess Media, consulting company
- Frédérique PAIN, Director-General of the École nationale supérieure de la création industrielle (ENSCI)
- Béatrice PIRON, MP for Yvelines
- Muriel VANDEVENTER, inspector and advisor of creation, artistic teaching and cultural action, responsible for territorial action in the Directorate-General for Artistic Creation of the Ministry of Culture
- Cécile VENOT, Head of Development and Public Sales, Centre Pompidou