Strategic Planning for Cultural Organizations looks at the unique characteristics of cultural organizations and shows readers how to tailor a strategic plan to help these organizations meet their objectives. Strategic management is an essential element that drives an organization's success, yet many cultural organizations have yet to apply strategic thinking and action within the management function. Varbanova reviews the existing theories and models of strategic planning and then relates these specifically to cultural organizations. Also included are sections on entrepreneurship and the concept of a 'learning organization' - an organization able to adapt its strategy within a constantly changing, complex environment. The book is structured to walk the reader through each element of the strategic plan systematically. With key questions, examples, cases to connect theory with practice and suggestions for further reading, this book is designed to accompany classes on strategic planning, cultural management or arts management.