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Research on the situation of workplace bullying in the cultural sector

Anne-Marie Quigg, author of Bullying in the Arts and The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying, and her co-author Piers Jackson are asking for feedback from people who have experienced workplace bullying in the cultural sector, how it has affected them and how, if at all, they managed to deal with it. To their knowledge there has been no further research on the subject in the sector since the publication of Anne-Marie's first book in 2011. It thus would be helpful to get an update on what may, or may not, have changed.

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Creative Industries
Submitted by editor-in-chief on May 15, 2017

CfP: Mobility First! ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2017

Cultural mobility is integral to the practice and career of artists and cultural professionals in Asia and Europe. However, securing funding to finance international travel remains a major challenge, particularly in the Asia-Asia and Asia-Europe contexts. It is in this context that the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) is launching Mobility First!, a new fund to support the travel of Asian and European artists and cultural professionals between Asia and Europe. Deadline for applications is 15 September 2017.

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Creative Industries
Submitted by editor-in-chief on May 10, 2017

CfP: Track „Cultural Entrepreneurship“ at IECER Conference 2017

The forthcoming 15th edition of the IECER Entrepreneurship Conference in Siegen, Germany (20-22 September 2017) will be about diversity in entrepreneurship with a special track on Cultural Entrepreneurship. The arts and cultural sector and in particular, the creative industries, are growing in Europe and in other western societies, as well as in Asia. Cultural entrepreneurship has become a topic of high interest in debates around innovation and growth in the context of the creative industries and is an emerging field in the wider entrepreneurship scholarly business agenda. At the intersections of the management of the arts and in the creative industries and through cultural entrepreneurship, numerous topics are relevant to both theory and practice. The track focuses on research and creative and innovative management practices in arts management and cultural entrepreneurship. Deadline for submission is 28 May 2017.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: Creative Industries
Submitted by editor-in-chief on May 03, 2017

CfP: MuseumNext 2017

Since 2009, MuseumNext conferences have focused on the future of museums and how the sector is forging ahead, showcasing innovative ideas and delivering thought-provoking insight. MuseumNext is a catalyst for innovation, transformation and collaboration in museums, galleries and heritage sites. Every MuseumNext conference has a theme around which the community comes together to discuss the future of museums. This year's theme for MuseumNext USA will be Revolution. The conference with three days of presentations, discussions and debates will take place at Portland Art Museum, from 2-4 October 2017. Deadline for submission is 16 June 2017 (5pm PTZ).

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on May 03, 2017

CfP: 2018 Conference of the Association for Arts Management on Cultural Leadership & Innovation

The term “cultural leadership” has gained increasing attention in the discourses of cultural management and cultural policy, as well as in the curricula of international study programmes and higher education programmes. In many of these contexts, “cultural leadership” is presented as a force for innovation and transformation of organizations and societies. The 11th Annual Conference of the Association for Arts Management (Fachverband Kulturmanagement for Germany, Austria & Switzerland) takes this observation as a starting point for an interdisciplinary, international gathering of researchers and practitioners in the field of arts management. The conference will take place from 17 to 20 January 2018 at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg. The Call for Papers is currently open, the deadline for submissions is 28 May, 2017.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 25, 2017

Museomix: Technology, participation and creativity in museums worldwide

Museomix is a creative makeathon held every year, on the same weekend and in different places of the world. It has the intention to change the way people perceive museums by inverting the processes that lead cultural institutions to adopt new devices and technologies. During the three days, the participating museums host communicators, designers, makers, programmers/ developers, experts of collections and cultural mediators. Elena Bertelli from Museomix Italia explains how these professionals together with volunteers and museum staff create a working space in order to design innovative mediation tools – useful to improve visitors’ experience, engage new audiences and help the museum staff to adopt new skills and perspectives.

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 18, 2017

Opera singer career startup. Welcome to personal entrepreneurship

The traditional ways for a young opera singer to get a job have greatly changed, given the sheer number of graduates from music conservatories on the one hand and the decreasing numbers of opportunities to perform on the other. So how can young opera singers become increase their self management and self marketing? The first international edition of our Arts Management Webinar will answer this question on April 19th. It’s speaker Zenaida des Aubris offers some insights into online platforms, social media and good old personal contacts in this article.

Picture: Kazakhstan's Astana Opera in winter

Management Topic: Job & Training
Cultural Area: Music+Concert
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 10, 2017

CfP: Unicult2020 - International Arts & Cultural Management and Policy Programme

Unicult2020 – The International Arts & Cultural Management and Policy Programme takes place July 3rd – 16th 2017 at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. It is in conformity with Bologna Process higher education standards and the European cultural management and cultural policy educational standards. The program is planned in order to increase participant’s knowledge and skills on cultural policy and cultural management and to emphasize the importance of cultivating creative capital by acting as a bridge between education and the community. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: Creative Industries
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 06, 2017

Arts Management Webinar: Starting a career in opera

You have just finished your vocal studies and are ready to take on the world and conquer the opera stages by storm. But as you know, it is not quite as easy as that.  Especially if you can’t even get an audition with an agent, let alone with an opera house. The ways for a young opera singer to get a job have greatly changed. For that reason, the first international edition of our established Arts Management Webinar will show you how to you can give your opera career a startup kick using everything from online platforms to social media, competitions and good old personal contacts!  Join our free webinar on April 19 at 3 pm CET (Berlin time).  

Picture: Interior of the Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre at the reopening night in 2011 (wikimedia commons)

Management Topic: Job & Training
Cultural Area: Music+Concert
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 03, 2017

CfP: Creative Disruption in the Arts. Politics, Entrepreneurship, and Social Impact

The International Conference of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners that explores key trends, practices and policy issues affecting the arts around the world. It aims to foster a cross-cultural dialogue focusing on contemporary issues in arts and culture. The theme for the 2017 STP&A conference 2017 is built around the multiple disruptive roles of the arts in foreseeing and responding to political dysfunction, in fostering Schumpeterian entrepreneurial advancement, and in reflecting the need for and enabling the attainment of positive social change. Deadline for proposal submission is 15 May 2017.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Creative Industries
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 24, 2017
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