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Goethe-Institut’s International Forum on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy 2015: A new format for exchange and qualification

The first International Forum on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy, organized by Goethe-Institut, took place October 26 – November 6 in Munich, Germany. It brought together cultural experts from different regions of the world and cultural sectors for a two-week intensive exchange phase. During this time, the participants got the opportunity to discuss current issues of cultural management, policy and administration like artistic production, arts funding, audience development and community management, arts marketing and leadership. The global issues, ideas and skills brought forward during the forum reflect the opportunities and needs on professional competencies in the arts sector. 

(picture: participants @ Impact Hub Munich. © Loredana La Rocca/ Goethe-Institut)

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jan 28, 2016

Job Announcement: International Fellow/ Junior Scholar in audience development/ communication/ curatorial work at Lehmbruck Museum, Germany

The Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum – Zentrum Internationaler Skulptur is looking for an International Fellow / Junior Scholar whose primary field of expertise is audience development / communication / curatorial work. Start of employmentis April 1st 2016. Job location is Duisburg, Germany. The Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg is known for its collection of international, modern sculpture, a unique feature in Europe. Its singular combination of outstanding museum architecture and a sculpture park as well as sculpture sited in the urban landscape add to its prominence. In its temporary exhibitions the Lehmbruck Museum is committed both to doing justice to its internationally renowned collection and to promoting local and regional artists. This mixture has made the house an extraordinary place of communication between man and art and enables a journey through the history of modern sculpture from the greatest sculptors of the 20th century to the present day.

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: Advertiser
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jan 26, 2016

YAJA - Young Art Journalism Awards in cooperation with Arts Management Network

YAJA is a project powered 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 the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way. YAJA focuses on students who found their love for journalism and are a looking for an opportunity to impress future employers with a great piece of arts journalism. Since Arts Management Network is committed to the love for arts and journalism as well, we decided to invole in YAJA as a media partner. After the closing of the submission entries for YAJA in September 2016, we will select the best articles on cultural management, arts administration, creative industries and marketing, and publish them in a special issue of the Arts Management Newsletter with over 8.000 subscribers from arts institutions, cultural policy and the creative industries wordwide.

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jan 18, 2016

Call for Papers: VIIth International Forum of Arts and Cultural Management (FIGAC) on Training and Professionalization

The International Forum of Arts and Cultural Management (FIGAC) is a scientific and cultural event promoted since 2010 by the undergraduate course of Arts and Cultural Management (BA) at the Higher School of Education of the Viana do Castelo Polytechnic, Northern Portugal. FIGAC aims to promote dialogue and reflection on aspects related to contemporary cultural management at national and international level, and it has the medium term aim of establishing itself as a reference with regard to the dissemination of good practices, promotion and discussion of scientific literature on contemporary topics on cultural management. The VIIth edition of FIGAC will take place on June 2nd - 3rd, 2016, and will address the issue of Cultural Management: Training and Professionalization.

 
Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jan 13, 2016

CfP: 9th Midterm Conference of the RN-Sociology of the Arts - Arts Management Studies Research Stream

The 9th Midterm Conference of the Research Network Sociology of the Arts and Creativity on "Working on Identity and Differences" will take place September 8th-10th 2016 it the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, Portugal. Co-organizers are the European Sociological Association and the Thematic Section Art, Culture and Communication of the Portuguese Association of Sociology. The ESA Research Network Sociology of the Arts aims to provide the sociological contexts for understanding the multifaceted and interwoven aspects which characterize the art worlds in societies nowadays. The general topic of this Conference "Art and Creativity – Working on Identity and Difference" questions the processes through which in an increasingly global, open, different and multicultural world artistic creativity is (re)defined, fostered, evaluated and asserted. The Arts Management Studies Research Stream workshops will support the conference theme by focusing on how arts management can support identity and difference as expressed in art and through creative expression. It will do this through a day of workshops centered on this theme. The Arts Management Studies Research Stream aims to provide a forum for interrogating and investigating the role of arts management as an academic discipline, area of research, and a field of practice. It will therefore, consider the theme of identity and difference as a concern for arts management and ask researchers to explore and question the role that arts managers have in nurturing and encouraging, identity and difference, in audiences, artistic practise and programming choices. Proposals can be submitted until February 15th, 2016.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jan 18, 2016

CfP: 19th International Conference on Cultural Economics

The University of Valladolid will host the 19th International Conference on Cultural Economics, o be held at the University of Valladolid, Spain, from Tuesday June 21st to Friday 24th, 2016 and presented by the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI). The ACEI 2016 Conference aims at providing a forum for scientific discussion on cultural economics, bringing together scholars and professionals and practitioners to develop a fruitful dialogue between theory and practice. 

Cultural economics is the application of economic analysis to the creative and performing arts, the heritage and cultural industries, in both the public and private sectors. It is concerned with the economic organization of the cultural sector and with the behavior of producers, consumers and governments in that sector. The subject includes a range of approaches, mainstream and radical, neoclassical, welfare economics, public policy and institutional economics and it also espouses interdisciplinary analysis connected to these topics.

Rave Scholarships support further practical training for young cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries

The Rave Foundation would like to contribute to practical further education in realizing and arranging fine art exhibitions. It therefore awards scholarships to young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from transformation and developing countries who have arranged a guest period, a practical training or non-paid work at a museum, at a non-commercial gallery or at a non-commercial cultural institution in Germany. The Rave Scholarship is a working scholarship and requires the holder’s presence. 

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jan 05, 2016

International Network of Young World Heritage Experts launched

Three months after the 39th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany, participants of the Young Experts Forum 2015 have initiated the online platform "Young Heritage Experts". The aim is to act as a think tank and deliver an unprecedented international networking platform for young experts and activists around the topics of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The platform is the result of intensive and interactive work process during the Young Experts Forum 2015 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting. During this Forum, a group of 32 young professionals from 31 countries discussed their experiences and ideas for the sustainable management of world heritage sites.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 28, 2015

Call for Papers: 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture

The 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture will take place at Valletta, Malta on 18-21 October, 2016 on the issue of "At the crossroads? Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century". The arts and culture can be considered to be at a crossroads – faced with many challenges and opportunities at the global, national and local level such as: the impact of new technologies on the production and distribution of cultural goods and services; threats to global security; new patterns of migration; changing contexts at the national level including austerity measures and continuous requests for reform; aspirations from artists and culture operators to extend their impact and outreach to other sectors, while also struggling to guarantee freedom of expression and ensure cultural diversity. Closing date for submission is 5 February 2016.

 
Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 23, 2015

CfP: Arts Management Newsletter on “An entirely new Arts Management”

Arts Management Network is dedicated to a cultural sector that is visionary, exemplary and cutting-edge. In more than 120 issues, the Arts Management Newsletter has been witness to a great deal of changes in the arts sector over the past ten years. Globalization, digitization and economization have brought both new challenges as well as opportunities for arts organizations around the world. For that reason, our aim is to present comprehensive worldwide developments while reviewing and fostering the special needs and local characteristics of the cultural sector in both developed and developing regions. Suiting these changing circumstances and now that our ten-year anniversary is approaching, we at Arts Management Network – just like the arts sector as a whole – feel that it is time to rethink ourselves in order to meet these changes head on. With a whole new platform and newsletter, we want to create a user-friendly environment that is best suited for professional exchange and discussion. The first “new” Arts Management Newsletter will be the prelude for exchange about “an entirely new Arts Management,” about societal and economical developments, problem-solving oriented perspectives, new organizational performances and the palpable role that art and culture will play for society in the future.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 22, 2015
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