Traveling artists’ roles: an asynchronous email interview

Andriotis, Konstantinos ORCID: (2020) Traveling artists’ roles: an asynchronous email interview. Tourism Analysis . ISSN 1083-5423 [Article] (Accepted/In press) (doi:10.3727/108354220X15959901296171)

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This study uses as a case the dilapidated neighbourhood of Lakkos in the city of Heraklion, Crete, Greece, to broaden the conventional view of traveling artists, as creative producers of artistic spaces with tourism potential. Through the use of secondary sources, observations and asynchronous in-depth email interviewing having as a sample 24 travelling artists who voluntary devote their time and effort to an art project outside their original countries, this study found that the traveling artists under study place emphasis on long-term travel schedules that allow them to perform three roles while visiting Lakkos, those of tourists, artists and volunteers. These attributes distinguish them not only from mainstream tourists visiting the city of Heaklion and the island of Crete, but also from cultural, art and creative tourists. The findings of the study are discussed in relation to the methodology of asynchronous email interviewing and the findings of past research.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 29665
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Depositing User: Konstantinos Andriotis
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 16:07
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2021 05:05

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