Her research explores the role of professional theatre artists as stakeholders in the policy-making and leadership of professional subsidised theatre in the UK. It applies stakeholder theory as a way of understanding the relationships between independent artists, managers and public bodies in the industry, particularly the differing perceptions of each other’s roles and powers. Her research will contribute to thinking in how national arts strategies are formed and the development of business models within performing arts. It will have implications for understanding of the functions and responsibilities of arts managers and policy-makers in wider discussions of representation, interculturalism and social mobility in the performing arts.
Arts management & cultural policy; stakeholders in cultural industries; cultural labour; performing arts
Ali has been teaching on the MA in Arts Management & Cultural Policy since 2012. She introduces students to strategic and business planning in the cultural industries, leadership and management approaches.
Ali has also been a Guest Lecturer for the MA in Festive Arts at University of Limerick.
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities