Traveling artists’ roles: an asynchronous email interview

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Andriotis, K. 2021. Traveling artists’ roles: an asynchronous email interview. Tourism Analysis. 26 (4), pp. 307-318. https://doi.org/10.3727/108354220X15959901296171
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TitleTraveling artists’ roles: an asynchronous email interview
AuthorsAndriotis, K.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsTourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
LanguageEnglish
PublisherCognizant Communication Corporation
JournalTourism Analysis
ISSN1083-5423
Electronic1943-3999
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Print24 Nov 2021
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Apr 2020
Accepted15 Apr 2020
Output statusPublished
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