Day of Arts Philanthropy

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Abstract

For the Day of Arts Philanthropy I will reflect on the instrumentalisation of art support in Denmark based on the findings from my thesis work (Jørgensen, 2016) investigating the underlyinglegitimations and institutional logics of two of the most significant foundations supporting visual art, in Denmark, the private New Carlsberg Foundation and public Danish Arts Foundation.Drawing inspiration from neo-institutional theory (Friedland & Alford, 1991) and French pragmatic sociology (Boltanski & Thévenot, 2006), the thesis identifies the most central logics of legitimationunderlying art support; the industrial, market, inspired, family, renown, civic, projective, emotional and temporal. The most prominent and consistently invoked instrumentalisations identified are theprofessional (industrial), artistic (inspired) and civic purposes of art support. The thesis shows that the instrumentalisations invoked are highly reflective upon wider societal institutions, prevailinginstitutional logics, moments of critique and the organisations’ practices and purpose. The thesis traces the last 40 years of art support conducted by the two foundations and identifies the noticeablerise of market and entrepreneurial instrumentality in the purpose of art support.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2017
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventDay of Arts Philanthropy - Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Jan 201719 Jan 2017
http://geefomcultuur.nl/day-of-arts-philanthropy/

Conference

ConferenceDay of Arts Philanthropy
LocationUtrecht University
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period19/01/201719/01/2017
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Lunde Jørgensen, I. (2017). Day of Arts Philanthropy. Abstract from Day of Arts Philanthropy, Utrecht, Netherlands.