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.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development Launches New Series of Online Professional Development Workshops. The international UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development has launched a new series of professional development workshops delivered 100% online. These online workshops are taught by international leaders in their fields and are designed to meet the education and training needs of administrators, designers, consultants, planners and economic and community development professionals.
The paper ”From Leadership to Leadingship – a personal responsibility model for organizing work” is now published in the journal “Practising Social Change”. The author, Rune Kvist Olsen, is educated in Social Science from the University of Tromsø, Norway. He expresses his idea of a distinction between leadership and ‘leading-ship’, and advocate a personal responsibility model for organising work to facilitate creativity, productivity and efficiency amongst people. An idea that might be useful for the arts and arts management as well and which helps to reflect on company structures also in the creative industries.
Audience Development, Cultural Tourism, Museums in a Digital World or Urban Development: If you are looking for relevant information in the museum sector, you might have a look at the Reading Corner provided by the Network of European Museum Organisations.
Three-quarters of the audience in a football stadium does not understand the moves. And still, they all attend. An essay about the idea that classical music could also be suitable for the masses, as the problem is not because of music’s complexity but through its elitist status. A contribution by Benedikt Stampa who has led the Konzerthaus Dortmund as its managing director and intendant since 2006, turning it into one of Europe’s leading concert venues within a short period of time. Since 2012, Dortmund belongs to ECHO, the consortium of Europe’s most important concert houses. He has also developed path-breaking classical formats such as Junge Wilde, Pop-abo, Zeitinseln, and Exklusivkünstler, all of which are drawing a new generation of public to classical music.
The 5th Kufstein Summer School for Arts Management 2014 was taking place in Palea Epidavros, Greece from 1st to 7th June 2014. It was targeted to graduate students of arts management, cultural studies, event management, tourism management, political sciences, community development and cultural heritage management. It was focused on e.g. a reflection about the self-screening of arts managers, white cultural spots on a map, the re-discovery of cultural values and goods. The Summary Paper can be read here.
To be treated with respect and dignity throughout an entire application process surely is not too much to ask for. However, this sadly isn’t standard practice. The poor treatment of job applicants is not a rare event. Steven Libman is President of The Libman Group with 30 years of experience leading major arts organizations. The Libman Group helps arts organizations build audiences, maintain relevance and stability, and improve quality of governance. He proposes an “Applicants” Bill of Rights.
Project CODE | WORDS is an experimental discursive publishing project that gathers a diverse group of leading thinkers and practitioners to explore emerging issues concerning the nature of museums in light of the dramatic and ongoing impact of digital technologies on society.
When Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay opened in 2002, we were very clear that as Singapore’s national performing arts centre, we would be more than just an arts venue. We wanted to help make the arts an important part of people’s lives. To do that, our programmes needed to connect with the country’s diverse audiences, we needed to make the arts accessible for everyone to enjoy, and we also had to nurture audiences of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the diversity of arts and culture. Our mission is to entertain, engage, educate and inspire. An article by Chua Lik Ling.
Call for Papers is now open. Abstracts can be handed in by 7 July 2014.
On 18 September in Brno, Czech Republic, in the framework of the 22nd ENCATC Annual Conference "New Challenges for the Arts: Is it just about money?" (17-19 September 2014), a selected group of academics, researchers, trainers and cultural professionals from Europe and around the world will present papers at the 5th Annual ENCATC Research Session.