Rochester Images: From Institutional to Production Models of Collaboration

Rodney Perry


Collaboration is a popular institutional strategy that brings a number of well-known benefits. As an institutional strategy, however, collaborations easily create "arms' length" activities and lose focus on essential creative and artistic processes. These processes flourish in small working groups, creating unique and innovative combinations of institutional disciplines and skills. This brief summary presents several elements that are necessary for the creation of effective working collaborations and provides a summary of the characteristics of institutional and production collaborative models.

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