Hidden in Plain Sight: Systems Intelligence in Arts Leadership

Kate Preston Keeney, Yuha Jung

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This paper explores arts leadership through the lens of systems intelligence, one leadership strategy that offers new ways of thinking and behaving applicable to a rapidly changing landscape. The authors employ a systematic literature review to 1) establish a foundation and then 2) examine this knowledge through the lens of systems intelligence to fill gaps in arts leadership theory and practice. The research concludes with a conceptual model and three leadership capacities that emerge from the convergence of foundational arts leadership literature and the systems intelligence frame: shared leadership, managerial creativity, and systems-based relationship building. Ultimately, this research offers collective foundational knowledge and advances emerging theory related to the conceptualization of arts leadership.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Arts Management Law and Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2022

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  • Arts leadership
  • systematic literature review
  • systems intelligence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Strategy and Management
  • Law


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