Article

Art, Science and Organisational Interactions: Exploring the Value of Artist Residencies on Campus

Citation

Lee B, Fillis I & Lehman K (2018) Art, Science and Organisational Interactions: Exploring the Value of Artist Residencies on Campus. Journal of Business Research, 85, pp. 444-451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2017.10.022

Abstract
This case study examines how an artist residency at an aquaculture institute within a university creates value on campus and beyond. We find that the residency, initially regarded as ‘risk-taking’ by both artist and institute, created unexpected opportunities stemming from the synergies between art and science. We find that ‘new ways of seeing’ aquaculture science resulted in the creation of aesthetic, emotional, environmental, educational and social values embracing the intrinsic, instrumental, and institutional, on both personal and organisational levels. The lack of available time from academic staff and financial support for the artist, however, need to be addressed in order to achieve the residency’s full potential. In addition to the arguments for art-based initiatives generally, we suggest that artist residencies, if planned thoughtfully, have the potential to create an innovative and creative culture on campus and beyond.

Keywords
Art-based initiatives; artist residency; tertiary education; creative campus

Journal
Journal of Business Research: Volume 85

StatusPublished
Publication date30/04/2018
Publication date online23/10/2017
Date accepted by journal03/10/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25963
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0148-2963