Sustainable festivals: On becoming an institution

Getz, Donald and Andersson, Tommy D. (2009) Sustainable festivals: On becoming an institution. Event Management, 12 1: 1-17. doi:10.3727/152599509787992625

Author Getz, Donald
Andersson, Tommy D.
Title Sustainable festivals: On becoming an institution
Journal name Event Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1525-9951
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3727/152599509787992625
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Editor Kenneth Backman
Place of publication U.S.A.
Publisher Cognizant Communication Corporation
Language eng
Subject C1
900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified
150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified
Abstract This article conceptually addresses the sustainability of festivals from the perspective of the organizations providing them, specifically in the context of how event organizations can become permanent institutions. Festivals and other recurring events are often viewed as tourist attractions, and are commonly used in place marketing and destination image-making strategies. Little attention has been paid, however, to their individual or collective viability and long-term sustainability. Supportive data are provided from a survey of 14 live-music festivals in Sweden in which responding festival managers confirmed the importance of attaining "institutional status," occupying a unique "niche" in the community, sustaining committed stakeholders, and practicing constant innovation. Theoretical conclusions are drawn on the institutionalization process for festivals, including a set of propositions that can be used both as indicators of institutional status, and as hypotheses for future research
Keyword Sustainability
Event organizations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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