“The school band and the Kulturskole are a 'thing'”: Exploring co-production between the public sector and a Non-governmental organisation

  • Per Ståle Knardal Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Karsten Selseth Landrø Stjørdal Kulturskole

Abstract

This paper explores how a non-governmental organisation, a school band, and the municipal school of music and performing arts (the Kulturskole) collaborate to provide music education. Drawing on the concept of co-production, this paper investigates a case where the Kulturskole and the school band jointly deliver and plan the service of music education. The findings suggest that co-production in this case was perceived to be beneficial in terms of both efficiency and learning. Other broader outcomes were also detected, such as a strengthening of social bonds in the local society. The findings further suggest that in order to make co-production work, it is necessary to establish well-functioning organisational structures and good communication and knowledge transfer between the participants. Hence, the results in this paper inform the development of co-production as a mechanism to bring together a variety of stakeholders in the delivery
and planning of arts education. 

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Published
2021-09-20
How to Cite
Knardal, P. S., & Selseth Landrø, K. (2021). “The school band and the Kulturskole are a ’thing’”: Exploring co-production between the public sector and a Non-governmental organisation. Journal for Research in Arts and Sports Education, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.23865/jased.v5.2566
Section
Research Articles
Keywords
co-production, management, municipal school of music and performing arts