For its 40th anniversary, the Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference will be hosted at the School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa.STP&A is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and students that explores key trends, practices and policy issues affecting the arts around the world. STP&A is the oldest and one of the most influential academic gatherings of researchers and practitioners in the field of arts management and cultural policy. The proposed theme of this year’s conference is Creative nexus: understanding and strengthening the relationship between cultural research and practice.
Is the recession really over? We hear economists and elected officials touting that “the recession has ended” and yet we all know far too many people still out of work, and for those of us in the arts, we know of too many organizations that have filed for bankruptcy or have never recovered from the recession.
It’s important to carefully read through the hype and honestly determine the status of the arts, and when we do, what we see is a landscape that is less rosy than the one painted by economists. And thus, let’s explore - is the recession really over for the arts? An article by Steven Libman, President, The Libman Group
“ReThinking Management 2014: The Impact of Cultural Turns” pursues the main idea that management theory is not to be understood as a sub-discipline of economic sciences, but rather as an inter- and transdisciplinary field with a decidedly cultural perspective.
The international conference takes place October 16 th to 17th at Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe (Germany). Abstracts to participate in the conference can be submitted until Tuesday 15th April, 2014.
The 8th midterm Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts will take place at „Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from 4 to 6 September 2014, and will be conducted in English.
The general theme of the conference is Art and its contexts: cross-disciplinary dialogue.
Two interconnected workshops co-organized by graduate groups from Colorado State University's LEAP Institute for Arts and Leipzig's Institut für Kulturwissenschaften will be presented and are looking for participtaton.
The 17th Triennial Conference of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) will take place from september 15-19, 2014 in Melbourne and will attract leading international keynote speakers and up to 800 delegates, including conservators, scientists, historians and art historians, curators, librarians, archivists, students, collection managers and directors from the world’s leading cultural institutions and the private sector.
As IFACCA recently announced the videos of the 6th World Summit sessions are available for viewing at the World Summit website.
During the three days of the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture, delegates had the opportunity to participate in conferences, panels with experts and parallel sessions addressing the main challenges and opportunities emerging within the cultural field marked by globalisation, shifts in social and economic development, and new forms of communication.
Americans for the Arts invites to submit a proposal for the National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Atlanta, GA, November 7–10, 2014. This internationally recognized conference is dedicated to providing cutting-edge arts marketing, audience engagement, and fundraising strategies. The intersection of marketing and technology today is paving the way for increasingly vibrant arts marketing and audience engagement trends in the future. Which strategies, success stories, and tactics are changing the game for arts organizations across the nation?
Proposals will be accepted in the following categories:
- Conference Sessions should be complete learning experiences with specific outcomes and learning objectives.
- Roundtable Discussions are intimate, facilitated group conversations focused on topics of interest and importance to marketing professionals and arts leaders.
Sessions Proposals due April 8, 2014.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers competitive Internships for aspiring arts managers to gain critical hands-on experience in many areas of performing arts management. Interns develop valuable relationships in the industry by training with Kennedy Center staff and gain a broad understanding of the performing arts by participating in seminars and activities and attending Kennedy Center performances.
Summer 2014 applications are due March 14, 2014 for the following positions: Advertising, Marketing, Arts Education, Development, DeVos Institute of Arts Management, Institutional Affairs, Information Technology, National Symphony Orchestra, Press, Programming, Production, Volunteer Management, and Washington National Opera.
Summer Program dates: June 2 - August 8, 2014
Application submission deadline: March 14, 2014
LOOP with the University of Barcelona presents the second edition of LOOP Studies, International Meeting Point for Cultural Managers, April 3-4. In the 2014 edition LOOP and the University of Barcelona will launch an international debate on trends within the management of cultural festivals, in particular: audience, funding and sustainability. Two days of conferences, round tables and professionals case studies to explore, discuss and imagine common strategies and create a space to think about new methodologies that can be relevant to reach sustainability and engage audience in the current context. LOOP Studies aims at contributing to innovation and creativity in the field of culture and at same time at creating a meeting point to develop synergies and collaboration opportunities between different agents in the cultural sector.
A lot of things have changed at Arts Management Network during the last months!
Being ourselves involved with investigating new organisational structures and workflow we have decided to focus on employment-related topics in our newsletter today.
We will take a closer look at human resources, which means at the dissonances between different stakeholders, not only highlighting the entrepreneur’s perspective but also giving voice to those having not (yet) reached the executive suite today.
Read more about hot topics of debate such as organizations with healthy company culture or our proposal of an “Applicants Bill of Rights“ just as ethical standards for unpaid internships. Furthermore we provide you with an exclusive report about the world’s biggest gathering of arts and culture experts, ‘The 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture’ in Chile in January 2014.
Stay also tuned for exciting cultural projects, conference reports and interesting features in our portal. We are looking forward to exchange ideas, so please always feel invited to send us your feedback or contributions and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Dirk Schütz (CEO) and Leonie Krutzinna (editor) and the entire team of Arts Management Network, Weimar, Germany in February 2014