Arts and Leadership: An Overview
This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book considers the role of art and artists and the way that the arts have been framed over the last century. It considers the latest critical perspectives, drawing into the conversation how the arts are framed and viewed into the 21st century. The book addresses the way leadership is seen and understood, and includes different models and approaches to leadership such as heroic, transactional, transformational, charismatic, participative, collaborative and shared. Arts leaders need to critically engage with the process of leadership as well as the process of arts making as both fields are complex, challenging and subject to change. Hilary Glow observes about arts management: It is not enough for the task of arts management to be seen as the efficient and effective management of things, but rather as a process of critical engagement with ideas in a complex field of activity.