Title

Word-of-art: contribution of artists-in-residence to a creative tourism destination

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Nataša Slak Valek, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change

Publication Date

3-3-2020

Abstract

© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The purpose of this study is to examine the role of artists-in-residence in building a tourism destination’s image for creative tourism. It is proposed that artists with an art-residence experience develop a career path that can be measured in terms of four dimensions: art involvement, inspiration, creativity and post-residence activities. Artists in art-residence at the Abu Dhabi Art Hub in the United Arab Emirates were surveyed. Factor loadings as a result of the factor analysis were used as independent variables to perform several multiple regressions, the results of which are presented in a path analysis model. The destination factor particularly strongly affects future artwork creation, which can promote the residence destination. As such, word-of-art can be seen as a new promotional tool for creative tourism.

ISSN

1476-6825

Publisher

Routledge

Volume

18

Issue

2

First Page

81

Last Page

95

Disciplines

Tourism and Travel

Keywords

Abu Dhabi, Art involvement, creativity, inspiration, tourists

Scopus ID

85045851122

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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