Cultural Management : A Case Study of Thai Folk Performances in Uttaradit Province

Main Article Content

Rawiwan Wanwichai

Abstract

          A study on “Cultural Management: a Case Study of Thai Folk Performances in Uttaradit Province” is a qualitative study with the aims as follows ; (1) to study the cultural management of three types of local cultures including Mang-Tab-Tao Show (Local Thai Musical Folk Drama), Mangkla Show (Thai Dance), and Rum Tone (Thai Dance with Folk Music) of Uttaradit Province, (2) to study the role of local artists and organizations of the community in terms of conservation, inheritance, development and transfer of Thai Folk Performances of Uttaradit Province in order to determine the guidelines for problem solving, and (3) to inherit the culture of Thai Folk Performances of Uttaradit Province. The study areas were Nam Pat District, Pichai District, and Lablae District, Uttaradit Province. The data was collected from specific samples in the community. The key informants divided by role and status included local artists, community leaders, government personnel and people in the community. The tools used to collect the data were interviews, observations and recorded interviews.


          According to a study on the cultural management of a case study of Thai Folk Performances in Uttaradit Province, the results showed that the objectives were collaboratively defined by the group members, the roles and responsibilities were defined by the areas of expertise, there was the collaboration between community members and external parties, the Thai Folk Performances’ leaders were given the power, and everyone had parts in a shared responsibility. In terms of roles and functions of conservation, development, and transfer of wisdom, it found that there was the work collaboration between local artists, members and organizations of the community. In terms of guidelines for problem-solving regarding the cultural inheritance of Thai Folk Performances, there should be more allocation of the budget for operations, there should be more public relations to external organizations, and the personnel should be supported to have the knowledge and encouraged to jointly promote the Thai Folk Performances even more.

Keywords

Article Details

Section
Research Article

References

[1] Insee Tiamrat. (1999). Public Participation in Area Development of City Conserved Zone Project : Thatian Community, Bangkok. Thesis of Master of Architecture, Department of City Community Planning and Environment, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.

[2] Homhuan Buarapha. (2013). Local Wisdom for Northeastern Culture Management : Case study : Bun Phawade. Journal of General Education, Khon Kaen University. Year 6, Vol. 3 (Sep-Dec 2013), 32-45.

[3] Juthawipat Wattana. (2002). Local Art. 1st edition. Bangkok : Sippapha.

[4] Kongkhanoi Methaporn. (2000). Policy and Solution Promoting Practice of Culture Council in Thailand. Dissertation of Doctor of Education, Department of Lifelong Education and Human Development Silpakorn University.

[5] Lapluechai Patchara. (2003). Satisfaction of Tourists on Management of Damnuen Saduak Floating Market, Ratchaburi Province and Tha Ka Floating Market, Samut Songkhram Province. Thesis of Master of Buisness Administration, Department of Management, Srinakharinwirot university.

[6] Lengphaibun Srattra. (2011). Format of Recreational Management of Play and Thai Culture Performance and Thai Wisdom: Case Study: Khon Performance for Academic year 2008, Prasarnmit Demonstration School, Srinakharinwirot University (Primary Section). Thesis of Master of Science, Department of Recreational Management, Srinakharinwirot University.

[7] Liawrungrueng Witun. (2009). Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management. Bangkok : General Study Service Center. Srinakharinwirot University.

[8] Mahapasuthanon Tula. (2004). Principle of Management. Bangkok : Por. Sor. Pattana Co., Ltd

[9] Nawakan Arom. (1999). Recreational Program. (Supporting Documents in RP 425 Subject: Recreational Program). Bangkok : Department of Recreation, Faculty of Physical Education, Srinakharinwirot University.

[10] Sengpracha Narong. (1988). Foundation of Thai Culture. 1st Edition. Bangkok : O.S. Printing House.

[11] Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. (2009). Basic Knowledge of Management, Unit 9-15 (Revised Edition). 2nd edition Nonthaburi : Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.

[12] Tangchareon Wirun. (2009). Culture and Visual Art Management. Journal of Srinakharinwirot University, 1(1, Jan-June 2009), 1-6.

[13] Wetchkama Sombat. (2009). Community Culture Development and Management Strategy, Case Study : Uttaradit Province. Research and Development Journal of Srinakharinwirot University Humanity and Social Science, 1(2, Jul-Dec 2009), 96-113.