The Research on Policy Direction on Music and Performing Arts Management in Thailand is a qualitative research. The results of this Research are as follows: The Research on Policy Direction on Music and Performing Arts Management in Thailand is a qualitative research. The results of this Research are as follows: a. According to the study of folk music and performing arts situation in Thailand, there are different from those in a variety of regions, by having total 4 objectives; 1) for funning and alleviating working tiredness, 2) for celebrating, 3) for offering to Buddha, and 4) for being used in rites and rituals. However, at present the importance
of folk music and performing arts has tremendously reduced and has changed in roles and duties towards society. The survival of folk music and performing arts is due to the things
which are identities of a variety of local communities. In addition, the public sector continues to support various operations as appropriate; nonetheless, it is for the purpose
of conservation, rather than further development to add economic values. b. According to the proposal of policy direction on folk music and performing arts management of
the Department of Cultural Promotion, the Researcher utilized concepts concerning management, the UNESCO Culture Production Cycle, and safeguarding of intangible cultural
heritage guidelines under the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage as frameworks used in study and determination of 8 issues used
in preparing the proposal of the policy direction on folk music and performing arts management of the Department of Cultural Promotion, comprising 1) the policy / management 2) Creation 3) Production 4) Dissemination 5) exhibition/reception/transmission 6) consumption/participation 7) Archiving/preserving and 8) education/ training. According to results of preparing the proposals of policy direction on folk music and performance management of the Department of Cultural Promotion, there were 30 policy proposals, 30 aims, and 95 strategies.
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