Welcome to Arts Management Network

Since 2000, we provide our international network for arts and business. The website and our newsletter became popular among professionals in the arts and the creative sector. With its global perspective, our network is a valuable resource for academics, students, researchers, regional and national authorities, business people and journalists. Please feel invited to browse through the various collections for articles and features on books, courses, conferences and web resources. Feel also invited to send us your feedback or contributions to make this independent network even better.

Sincerely yours,
Dirk Schütz (CEO) and Kristin Oswald (editor), Weimar, Germany



Announcement: Winners of YAJA - Young Art Journalism Awards 2016 & opening for entries 2017

The winners of the first YAJA edition in 2016 have been announced. YAJA is a project by Art News Portal to foster art journalism among journalism and creative art students worldwide. Themed "Contemporary art and culture captured by emerging journalists and creatives", YAJA gives students who found their love for journalism the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way. Interested? Entries for 2017 are already open. All entries will be published on ArtNewsPortal.com, including social channels and eNewsletter.

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Literature+Media
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 05, 2016

CfP: International Conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST)

The conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) will take place 4-6 September 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Many countries and their economies, and industries depend on tourism, an economic power that is able to direct the flow of the world. Cultural Tourism is the subset of tourism that is concerned with the country’s lifestyle in certain geographical areas, such as their, art, architecture, rituals, festivals, and more values that help convey the culture of the country itself. More awareness of the place’s values, languages, lifestyle, and customs is conveyed to the visitor. Balancing between society, environment, and tourism can only be achieved through spreading creativity and cultural diversity, through maintaining awareness for the importance of cultural tourism and its everlasting positive effects. Cultural Sustainable Tourism discusses the complex relations between Culture and tourism, and how planners, architects and main actors help conveying and spreading the right perspective of the importance and role of Cultural tourism and how to maintain it. Abstract submission deadline is January 20, 2017.

Management Topic: Event & Venue Management
Cultural Area: Leisure+Tourism
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 02, 2016

Arts Management Quarterly No 125: Cooperation and Collaboration in Arts Management

The days of the lonesome artistic genius are already over for a long time. No one working in arts and culture would honestly assume that a creative process can prosper mostly in solitude. Instead, creativity and cooperation respectively collaboration accompany each other. This is also true because arts and cultural processes occur in social contexts and therefore always interact with social groups, whether it be producers, audiences, employees of institutions, sponsors, buyers and so on. Surprisingly for many, the same applies to management. And this is what makes the current issue of Arts Management Quarterly on "cooperation and collaboration" so promising.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 30, 2016

CfP: 4th Heritage Forum of Central Europe on Heritage and Society.

The Heritage Forum of Central Europe is a cyclical, biennial event organised by the International Cultural Centre in Kraków. It is an interdisciplinary platform for meetings and the discussion of the relations between the past and the present informed by the broad understanding of heritage as “meaningful pasts that should be remembered” (Sharon Macdonald). The aim of the fourth edition to be held on 1-3 June 2017 is to discuss and analyse a reciprocity between heritage and society, as well as their mutual engagement. What is society’s attitude to heritage – its meaningful but often difficult past? How does heritage shape communities? Who owns heritage and why? What are the social functions of heritage? What do we want to remember and what do we often forget? Submission deadline is 8 January 2017.

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 24, 2016

CfP: Museum Ideas 2017 - share pioneering ideas

The Museum Ideas conference explores the future of museums in the era of participatory culture and exists to share pioneering ideas and spark transformative change. The sixth annual conference will take place in early October 2017 in London. The conference organisers are particularly interested in new digital initiatives, public engagement, participatory practice and social impact. 

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 23, 2016

Conference review: ENCATC Annual Conference on Cultural Management Education in Risk Societies

The 24th ENCATC Annual Conference "Cultural Management Education in Risk Societies - Towards a Paradigm and Policy Shift?!” took place in Valencia, Spain, from 5–7 October, 2016. The event brought together about 160 academics, researchers and professionals from the cultural sector, policy makers, artists and students from over 30 countries. And with a more focused and application oriented program their debates about the new paradigm needed for cultural management and policy to face today’s risk societies could have in fact been very fruitful and inspiring.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 22, 2016

Call for contributions to /encatcSCHOLAR

ENCATC has launched a call for contributions for its online publication /encatcSCHOLAR. /encatcSCHOLAR is intended to provide reference tools for education and lifelong learning on cultural management and cultural policies for academics, researchers, trainers and their students to exchange teaching methodologies and knowledge to use in the classroom. The issue #07 of /encatcSCHOLAR will be published in March 2017 with focus on the topic of ENCATC’s 24th Annual Conference on “Cultural Management Education in Risk Societies”. Proposal deadline is 10th December 2016.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 21, 2016

CfP: Culture, Sustainability, and Place: Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development

The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In this context, the conference "Culture, Sustainability, and Place: Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development"  will explore the place and roles of culture within sustainable tourism and local sustainable development. It follows from transdisciplinary work on investigating cultural sustainability across Europe and other international efforts to highlight and understand the roles of culture in sustainable development, and to develop and strengthen our cultural bridges to nature. Invited are proposals for a wide range of papers and workshops addressing the topic of innovative approaches to culture in sustainable tourism for local and regional development. Deadline is 16 December 2016.

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Leisure+Tourism
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 01, 2016

Book preview: Introduction to International Arts Management by Raphaela Henze

"Introduction to International Arts Management", the first book published on this topic in German, deals with the reactions of arts managers in more than 45 countries around the world to globalization and illustrates how arts organizations strive to internationalize not only to increase competitiveness, but also to reach out to an increasingly diverse audience and bring the potential and talent that is inherent in this diversity to the forefront. "Introduction to International Arts Management" strongly advocates for more international transfer and for interdisciplinary networks of academics and practitioners to foster critical discourse about arts management practice and to develop sustainable strategies to deal with increasingly diverse societies. 

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 14, 2016

The A to Z of Arts Management - Uncertainty

For years I’ve been an arts manager, an arts board member and an occasional arts management academic. And although there are some great arts management books to both learn from and teach with, they only seldom combine theory and practice, insights of success and failure, and story telling to help people understand how to do their job better. In this series, I introduce a selection of neglected aspects and competencies from my book “The A to Z of Arts Management”. This chapter is about the uncertainty and challenge of running an arts company.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 08, 2016
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