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

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Wearing Multiple Hats: Expanding and Evolving Multiple Professional Identities in the Arts & Cultural Sector during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Jordan Campbell
Jordan Campbell
Creative Generation, Director, Research & Knowledge

Through a deep analysis of a wide range of field research on multi-hyphenate identity, this paper examines the unique difficulties and advantages faced by professionals in the arts and cultural sector who hold multiple identities simultaneously: artists who teach, independent contractors with several contract jobs, musicians who are activists, etc. Further, the ever-expanding and evolving identity of those who previously wore "one hat" will be explored, with a focus on how the pandemic has perhaps pushed them toward a multi-hyphenate identity. This paper presents the challenges and opportunities presented by Covid, and how the pandemic continues to shape multidisciplinary work in arts and culture.