Understanding individual voluntary giving as a practice: Implications for regional arts organisations in the UK



Moraes, Caroline, Daskalopoulou, A ORCID: 0000-0003-0859-1143 and Szmigin, Isabelle
(2020) Understanding individual voluntary giving as a practice: Implications for regional arts organisations in the UK. Sociology: the journal of the British Sociological Association, 54 (1). 70 - 88.

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Abstract

This research examines individual voluntary giving as an integrative practice. Our research speaks to the new funding challenges traversing the British arts sector. Historically reliant on government funds, increasingly regional non-profit arts organisations must diversify their income sources and target a range of voluntary givers. By drawing on practice theories and interpretive qualitative data, we illuminate how giving understandings, procedures and engagements interconnect and interact, coming together in ways that lead to specific giving choices that prioritise cause-based charities over the arts. In doing so, we make two original contributions towards existing sociological research on voluntary giving. Firstly, we transform and broaden the scope of empirical research by conceptualising voluntary giving as an integrative practice. Secondly, we offer a lens through which to investigate and explicate shared social processes, mechanisms and acts that traverse structures and individuals, co-construing and reproducing voluntary giving patterns.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Affinity, arts philanthropy, identification, integrative practice, non-profit giving, practice theories, qualitative research, sociology of voluntary giving
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2019 08:06
Last Modified: 27 May 2020 10:27
DOI: 10.1177/0038038519860376
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URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3043851