'Quigg's work gives an insightful snapshot into the labour practices of arts organisations, firstly in terms of the "creative" sector as a whole in relation to key trends in employment practices; and secondly, it also represents the way in which a variety of different organisations manage social relations. In doing this, the primary focus of Bullying in the Arts is therefore not on "artists" per se but on the actual management of the arts in terms of how labour processes are produced. This book therefore helps towards an understanding of unacceptable management practice - such as bullying - but also points towards potential directions for improved "leadership".' The Variant, Issue 42, Winter 2011
About the Author
Dr Anne-Marie Quigg is a Director of Jackson Quigg Associates (UK), consultants specialising in Arts Management, Creative Industries and Community Development. She is a Guest Lecturer on MA courses in Cultural Policy and Management, at City University, London. Dr Quigg has a BA in English from Queens University, Belfast and a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Administration from City University, London, where she also gained her PhD. in the Department of Cultural Policy and Management, studying workplace bullying in the arts. Anne-Marie Quigg has been a regional and community arts officer and a theatre and arts centre administrator and director. She has been and is a committee member, trustee and chair of, and an adviser to, a large number of community and arts organisations throughout the UK. She has written journal articles and papers for international conferences.
A very scholarly, painstakingly researched work about a most unpleasant but very common phenomenon. It will be a very valuable resource to those that are 'targets' of bullying in the arts. Surviving as an artist in this world is hard enough, but it's exacerbated by bullying. Enough!