The role of festivals for generating community wellbeing

Brownett, T. (2018) The role of festivals for generating community wellbeing. In: MeCCSA Post-Graduate Network Annual Conference, 6.7.18, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a small research study undertaken in the south east of England. The study was unique in the nature of its inquiry; adding to the very limited body of knowledge about the importance of community arts festivals in the creation of a transformative experience for participants and the generation of wellbeing.
The research identified five key areas that result from festival participation, which have the potential to significantly impact on attendee and in turn, local community wellbeing. The research highlights the important role of the festival organizer as an 'enabler' and contributes a model examining the inter-relationship of the organizer with the community.
This paper will discuss the research methodology, findings and their potential significance in the context of local community making, and the national agenda for health and wellbeing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: The conference paper will be uploaded in due course
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social capital; participation; transformation; wellbeing; self-efficacy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0773 Personal health and hygiene
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Public Health, Midwifery and Social Work
Depositing User: Tristi Brownett
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2018 15:55
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2018 12:28
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17400

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