Learning from... Festivals

Festivals are designed to change perspectives and test new ideas - could governments be that, too?

Festivals show us things we haven’t seen before: They are an escape from the daily rut, testing grounds for experiments, time-limited bursts of creativity. At first glance, they seem to be the antithesis of bureaucracy. But behind each festival is an organization that is nearly as complex as any public agency. So what can the latter learn from the former in order to cultivate some of that same energy?