Category: London

My research trajectory since 1999

I have interrogated cities and event-led cultural policy-making since 1999. I started by revisiting the cultural legacy of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games to inform my work on the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festivals. This was followed by research on the legacy of Glasgow 1990 as European Capital of Culture; the experience of Cultureshock – cultural programme for…

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation: new design

Find here access to a completely re-designed version of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation Summary, including a more accessible and visually attractive overview of key statistics and related qualitative findings. You can also download a PDF version here. Check the Full Report and related Appendices in the dedicated London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Evaluation Project…

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad evaluation just published

In November 2011, the major stakeholders in the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival commissioned me as Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC) to produce an assessment of the multiple impacts of hosting the Cultural Olympiad. The final report has been published in April 2013. Download the Full Report or ExecutiveSummary. The ICC received a broad…

Arts Professional: A cultural blueprint

Published in September 2012, issue 257 (http://artsprofessional.co.uk/Magazine/view.cfm?id=6460&issue=257) Full article below   A cultural blueprint Beatriz Garcia reflects on the Cultural Olympiad and the learning that can be passed on to Games hosts of the future.   The London 2012 Games mark precisely 100 years since the first official commitment to presenting cultural and artistic activity…

The Cultural Olympiad as a platform to expand Olympic narratives

Contribution to panel within the #media 2012 conference at the Abandon Normal Devices festival in Manchester Panel Debate: Journalism, Sport & Culture: Integrated visions? What do the 2012 Games cultures of sport, cultural expression and media have in common? Is there scope to develop a common vision that promotes a wider contribution to the civic…

Developing a Profile for Culture within the London 2012 Games

Presentation to the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad / Creative Programmers meeting in Liverpool, 19th November 2008 Summary: By 2012, cultural programming at the Olympics will be in its 100th year. Programming has evolved from medal-awarding Olympic Arts Competitions into Olympic Arts Exhibitions and since 1988 (in the lead to the Barcelona 1992 Games), four year…

One Hundred Years of Olympic Cultural Programming

Full reference: Garcia, B. (2008) ‘One Hundred Years of Cultural Programming within the Olympic Games (1912-2012): Origins, evolution and projections‘ in: International Journal of Cultural Policy, (vol 14, n 4) (pp 361-376) The Olympic Games is recognized worldwide as the largest sports mega-event – certainly the event attracting the largest amount of media coverage globally. As well…

(2006-2008) Towards London 2012: Non-accredited Media, Cultural Discourses, and Olympic Host City Identity

Co-investigators: Dr Beatriz Garcia and Dr Andy Miah Research funded by the British Academy. Additional information and links: Culture @ the Olympics | 2006 edition This project develops BA funded research awarded to Drs Garcia and Miah in 2004 to study the role of the non-accredited media centre (NAMC) at the Athens Olympic Games. Our…

(2004) From Athens 2004 to London 2012: The contribution of non-accredited media centres to representing the Olympic games host city

Co-investigators: Dr Beatriz Garcia and Dr Andy Miah Research funded by the British Academy (Jan-Dec 2004) This project has assessed the utility of non-accredited media centres (NAMCs) as a platform for securing appropriate media reporting of cultural matters during the Olympic Games. The research conducted in Athens 2004 supports earlier findings gathered at the Sydney…