Assessing Management Problems in Georgia’s Professional Theaters
The recent developments in cultural sector, as well as outdated laws and a general lack of awareness of modern management practices among cultural workers have left the sector in a fragile state. In response to these issues and with support from the USAID Civil Society Engagement Program, the CSO Scene for Change has launched a project aimed at modernizing management practices in Georgian theaters and making the country’s cultural sector more entrepreneurial.
In April, the organization conducted desk research and expert interviews to assess the management systems, functional-institutional settings, and funding models of professional theaters in Georgia. The experiences of England, Germany, and Lithuania were also analyzed in this regard. The key findings of the study are planned to be released in the coming weeks.
In the coming months, the project also plans to engage cultural workers from Tbilisi and Georgia’s regions in a series of discussions around cultural management problems and how to effectively address them.