Measuring the Performance of Cultural Festivals: A Socio-cultural Balanced Scorecard Model

By Mark Nizette.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

The paper describes the essential nature cultural festivals play in the preservation of culture, and proposes the use of a socio-cultural balanced scorecard model to measure performance and success.

Keywords: Cultural Festivals, Preservation of Culture, Heritage

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.161-172. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 871.036KB).

Mr Mark Nizette

Mr Mark Nizette has a Master’s degree in cultural heritage management and a BA (honours) in archaeology, and has worked in cultural heritage management for over 25 years as a manager, conservator, university lecturer and workshop facilitator. He has developed and delivered heritage management workshops and seminars to key cultural professionals throughout the Asia/Pacific region. He was an Senior Executive in the Australian Department of Finance for a number of years, and understands the importance of good governance and accountability in public institutions. Mark Nizette joined the UNESCO Centre at the Australian National University to carry out research into the development of management expertise in cultural heritage institutions in developing countries. He is extracting core values from “western” models of public management and evaluating their applicability for use in cultural centres in the Pacific and South East Asia. In conjunction with the Secretariat of Pacific Communities he is developing training for the Board of Directors of the Pacific Islands Museums Association to develop management frameworks for their use.

In addition, Mr Nizette is exploring the philosophical and practical issues arising from the preservation of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.


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