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Management and the Arts 5th edition

William Byrnes is Professor of Arts Administration at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT. His textbook, Management and the Arts, soon in its fifth edition, is widely used in arts and culture management courses throughout the world. He has lectured on various arts management topics in America and in China, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Serbia, and Italy. He was member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management and is the editor for TD&T's "Inside USITT” report. He has been a long-standing member of the USITT Management Commission and has served in various leadership capacities in USITT since 1980, including serving as president in 2000-02. He is a Fellow in USITT and serves on the institute's Development Committee. He also serves on the board of the ESTA Foundation and is a member of the National Theatre Conference. In the following William Byrnes introduces his new edition of Management and the Arts.

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Public+Academic Sector
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 25, 2014

Call for Proposals for Classical:NEXT 2015

The call for programming proposals for Classical:NEXT 2015, to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from Wednesday, 20 - Saturday, 23 May 2015, has officially opened. Professionals from across the world concerned with classical and art music are encouraged to submit their ideas, projects or music as well as put forward innovative and interactive conference formats.

„Bigger than the individual pipeline“ – an interview about the Arts and Audiences series in the Nordic countries

Arts and Audiences is a series of Nordic conferences on audience development and arts collaboration. In this sense it is a meeting point for cultural leaders, artists, artistic directors, curators, producers, learning managers, communication managers, cultural architects and strategists who want to find new ways to extend audience engagement. The Arts and Audiences – Digital at the Arts 2014 conference will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland from October 20th to October 21st. In the run-up to this year’s conference we have talked to Camara Christina Lundestad Joof who is coordinating and co-producing this year's conference.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 21, 2014

Call for Articles: Popping the Question - The Question of Popular Culture

Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture - has published a Call for Articles about concepts of popular culture. As a concept, the popular – or popular culture for that matter – has never ceased to be debatable and ambivalent. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding. Deadline for article submissions is November 30th, 2014​.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: Public+Academic Sector
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 20, 2014

Call for Papers for „Creative Urban Development: Culture, Business, Community“

The international scientific – practical conference „Creative Urban Development: Culture, Business, Community“, has published a call for papers. The conference will take place from November 19th till 21st at Kaunas, Latvia. It is organized by Vilnius University - Kaunas Faculty of Humanities and University of Latvia – Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Public+Academic Sector
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 15, 2014

Luxembourg – A Hub of Music Education

There are all kinds of starting points for discovery trips in today’s dynamic and developing music education scene. One journey might begin here: in the midpoint of Europe, in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where the Philharmonie Luxembourg is situated. The concert hall here, designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc, is also home to the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL). By Stephan Gehmacher and Pascal Sticklies.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Music+Concert
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 18, 2014

Coping Strategies of British Theatre Venues: a study by Judit Bolla

Judit Bolla is the principal investigator of a study dealing with theatre venues in England and the Netherlands. She created this article as part of the MA program Master of Arts in Arts Management at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and at the Open University of London. The full paper can be downloaded below.

Management Topic: Financing & Sponsorship
Cultural Area: Theatre+Dance
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 12, 2014

SAM - Strategic Arts Management Master Class

Tools for Culture, in collaboration with Monti&Taft and Impact Hub Barcelona, launches the first international edition of the SAM - Strategic Arts Management Master Class that will be held on October 23rd and 24th, 2014 at Impact Hub Barcelona. SAM Master Class has been set up as an itinerant appointment among experts of the cultural system, drawing a "learning trajectory" across Europe, with multiple destination points. Starting from Italy and crossing Spain "Tools for Culture" aims at linking the main cultural production poles. It will face the challenges of international strategy and action of Creative and Cultural Industries providing participants with the needed views, skills and tools to plan and implement an effective strategy.

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Public+Academic Sector
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 08, 2014

Review: Exporting Culture. Which role for Europe in a Global World?

Is European culture visible enough in the globalized world? Why is culture from this continent often perceived as ‘old-fashioned’ or even worse as ‘out-dated’? Is the export of national cultural products and services – in most European countries subsidized by the taxpayer – no longer relevant, or more relevant than ever before? Is it a huge waste of money, time, and effort or an attempt to create another form of globalization? Culture – in its broadest sense – is often viewed and accepted in ways that differ completely from those of other internationally traded goods. This might be one of the reasons why so many institutions, foundations and cooperations invest time, power, and money in cultural projects. Is this an exaggerated approach or an intelligent recognition of the genuine values of the 21st century – creativity and cultural sensitivity? These and several other questions concerning the export of culture are addressed by authors from different countries in order to initiate a debate about the role European cultural products and services are able to play globally. The book "Exporting Culture" is edited by Raphaele Henze and Gernot Wolfram and reviewed by Zenaida des Aubris.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 05, 2014

Getting the art to our users: A user-centred approach to navigate Tate's digital content

Researchers. Art Enthusiasts. Self-improvers. Explorers. Users come to Tate’s website with different motivations, knowledges of art, and have different preferences for browsing information online. At Tate, we have undertaken research to understand, analyse and map these users’ needs and expectations. We have then used this analysis to consider how we can develop more effective ways for users to find and consume our content about art, as well as enabling users to create their own experiences and meanings. In this article, we outline our research and visit matrix, and how this framework could go on to inform how we improve our online content. An article by Emily Fildes, Digital Producer, and Elena Villaespesa, Digital Analyst, Tate.

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jul 30, 2014
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