The leading classical music meeting and worldwide innovators' network Classical:NEXT has opened its annual call for proposals. All classical music professionals from around the globe can submit their suggestions for showcase artists, project pitches and conference sessions to be hosted at Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam, 17-20 May 2017. The organizers are calling for outstanding “NEXT” artists and classical music projects as well as future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats. Propose your Showcase, Conference Session or Project Pitch for the jury-selected programme of the next edition. Application deadline is 30 September 2016.
For years I’ve been an arts manager, an arts board member and an occasional arts management academic. I’ve used some great arts management books to both learn from and teach with. All of them offer great insights into the role. But 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. And so I wrote the A to Z of Arts Management to talk about aspects and competencies that aren’t usually found in many management textbooks. I will introduce some of them, such as love and empathy, holidays, uncertainty or upward management, in this series on Arts Management Network. In this chapter, as I hop on a plane to fly to Europe to escape Melbourne’s winter cold, I will recommend the rejuvenating effects of holidays for both you and your staff.
CfP: The Relationship of the Management of Arts and Cultural Objects to Globalisation, Internationalisation, and Migration
The seminar "Framing Art and Cultural Management: the Relationship of the Management of Arts and Cultural Objects to Globalisation, Internationalisation, and Migration" will take place January 16th – 17th 2017 at Heilbronn University, Germany. It is the start of a series of seminars and the building of a network of researchers, policymakers and arts and cultural management practitioners who are interested in developing greater critical discourse on the contribution of arts and cultural management to intercultural understanding. This call seeks papers from academic researchers and practitioners working in a diverse range of disciplines who wish to explore the relationship of globalisation, internationalisation and the global migration of people to the field of arts and cultural management, especially the areas of practice and education / training.
Is “well-intentioned” the same as “well done”? With the concept of effective altruism, William MacAskill - Professor of Economic Philosophy and the founder of two non-profit organizations - presents criteria to assess the work of non-profit organizations and make them more effective. His unusual but sound approaches can also be applied to the field of arts and culture. At the same time, MacAskill's book is a practical and intuitive guideline for facilities, staff workers and supporters of non-profit cultural work.
In my course on cultural management at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, I cover the topic of crowdfunding. A prime example for how it is for a Western lecturer to teach in India: On the one hand, one cannot presume many of the things that Western students would naturally know about. On the other hand, there is a wide range of cultural-managerial knowledge and skills, passed down in part through the generations under different labels, different names or simply without any special designation. At the same time, the work in a country like India is by no means any more exotic as in Europe.
Figure 1: fassade of the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi
The consequences of Brexit, art looting, and cultural protection legislation – politics and art-dealing are interlocked in manifold ways. The fifth international workshop by Forum Kunst und Markt / Center for Art Market Studies at TU Berlin will inquire in a historical long-term perspective about this “intervention” of politics in the workings of the art trade. Deadline is September 7, 2016.
For the last seven years 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. The next conference will take place in Melbourne in February 2017 and is inviting proposals on the theme of risk. Deadline is September 30th.
Every city has its unique and valuable identity that is revealed through its physical and visual form and seen through the eyes of its residents and users. The city develops over time, and its identity evolves with it. Reflecting the rapid and constant changes the city is subjected to, Architecture and Arts are the embodiment of the cultural, historical, and economical characteristics of the city. The conference Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) is dedicated to the investigation of the different new approaches developed in Architecture and Contemporary arts. It will focus on the basis of urban life and identities and take place May 11 - 13, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Abstract submission deadline is September 15, 2016.
Call for Papers: 2017 Conference of the International Association of Arts and Cultural Management AIMAC
AIMAC 2017 will be hosted in China at Peking University from June 25th to 28th, 2017. This will be the first time AIMAC is holding a conference in Asia and discovering what is going on in arts and cultural management research in this part of the world. Researchers are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations. The International Journal of Arts Management - the official Journal of AIMAC - will consider with interest submissions made by conference participants in the Journal following the conference. Abstracts must be uploaded, through the conference website, from September 20th, 2016 and no later than October 31st, 2016.
The unique Global Cultural Leadership training programme has been designed as part of a new global Cultural Diplomacy Platform. Launched by the European Commission the European Cultural Foundation Platform and supports mutual cultural engagement with countries and citizens around the world. In parallel to the IFACCA World Summit on Arts and Culture, Malta, October 16 – 21 the Cultural Diplomacy Platform will offer 40 participants from countries all over the world to join a comprehensive learning- and networking programme. Deadline to apply is 1 August.