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Cultural participation through digital technology : A puzzling issue for cultural governance

Sirois, Guillaume, Casemajor, Nathalie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7901-4859 et Bellavance, Guy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3809-0833 (2021). Cultural participation through digital technology : A puzzling issue for cultural governance In: Canadian cultural policy in transition. Routledge, Londres, p. 129-143.

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In Québec, digital technology has been perceived in recent years as an opportunity for cultural organizations to renew their relationship with audiences. This vision is promoted by both the government and civil society initiatives as they see in technology potential solutions to challenges related to cultural participation. Based on two focus groups with representatives of the arts and culture sector, this chapter examines the goals, but also the recurring issues, cultural organizations encounter when implementing technological solutions. Cultural organizations generally seek to optimize the experience of actual audiences and reach out to new audiences through technological means. However, many of these projects involve collecting and analysing data about audiences, which requires new skills and additional resources. This reality on the ground is then confronted to the main policy put in place by the government to support the digital turn in the sector. This policy raises concerns among arts and culture professionals regarding their capacity to meet new expectations set out by the government. If some professionals are enthusiastic about the new possibilities offered by technology, others feel they are always in catch-up mode, whereas a last group is rather resisting the movement toward more technology in the sector.

Type de document: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés libres: technologie numérique; art; culture; participation culturelle; Québec
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 15 déc. 2021 16:36
Dernière modification: 14 févr. 2022 20:37
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/12129

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