New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How New Directions in Arts Administration: Who, What, Why & How

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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The Los Angeles 1932 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: An Arts Administration Perspective
Tiffany Bourgeois
Tiffany Bourgeois
The Ohio State University, Assistant Professor

This comparative case study utilizes mega-event legacy theory (Preuss, 2007) to examine how the Great Depression and the corona virus pandemic impacted the size, scale, and participation of the cultural programming the Los Angeles 1932 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. It also explores how these factors affected the host’s approach to cultural diplomacy (Cummings, 2003) during the Olympic games. This study frames the cultural programming as cultural diplomacy and identifies potential cultural outcomes like changes in international perception, relationship building and interactions between artists and organizations.