Mixed serious leisure and grassroots organizational capacity: A study of amateur artist groups in a regional Australian city

Bendle, L. and Patterson, I. R. (2009) Mixed serious leisure and grassroots organizational capacity: A study of amateur artist groups in a regional Australian city. Leisure Sciences, 31 3: 272-286. doi:10.1080/01490400902837878


Author Bendle, L.
Patterson, I. R.
Title Mixed serious leisure and grassroots organizational capacity: A study of amateur artist groups in a regional Australian city
Journal name Leisure Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0149-0400
1521-0588
Publication date 2009-05-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01490400902837878
Open Access Status
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 272
End page 286
Total pages 15
Editor Karla A. Henderson
M Deborah Bialeschki
Place of publication Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject C1
950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Abstract This exploratory research used qualitative data from semi-structured interviews conducted with spokespeople from grassroots associations of artists who described their role, personal rewards and costs involved from fulfilling a leadership role within their group. By becoming leaders in their groups, they enjoyed community and individual benefits, accepted costs on their time and finances and persevered with demands based on their people skills. By combining the role of a participant and a helper, they became amateur-volunteers with mixed serious leisure careers. The findings identified facets of mixed serious leisure that met needs for leadership, and several successful groups were encouraged to blend amateur-volunteer careers for some members.
Keyword Australia
creative arts
grassroots
mixed serious leisure
organizational capacity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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