The ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy is a new annual publication with articles on cultural research, launched in October 2011.
The objective of the ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy is to stimulate the debate on the topics of cultural management and cultural policy among scholars, educators, policy makers and cultural managers. The Journal is based on a multidisciplinary perspective and aims at connecting theory and practice in the realm of the cultural sector.
Despite the uncertain economy in the world today, the mood was decidedly upbeat at the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) conference in New York City, held over a five day period in mid January. The giant conference, whose title and theme was “Imagine,” attracted some 3500 registrants and a record number of 370 exhibitors, representing artists and performing groups in virtually every performing artistic discipline. Exhibitor booths were spread out over three floors of the conference site, the New York Hilton Hotel. In addiiton to the formal program attendees were treated to well over a thousand showcase performances. Two day-long pre-conference programs with sessions on such topics as economic realities, board orientation and youth and family programs, also were offered.
The project Promotion of Cultural and Creative Industries in Senegal FOMECC Senegal, developed by Interarts and the Association des Métiers de la Musique du Senegal (AMS), has reached the end of its current phase. On 20 December the closing event was held in the Douta Seck House of Culture, with the participation of Abdoulaye Koundoul, director of FOMECC Senegal; Maria Casas, Interarts' coordinator in West Africa; Daniel Gómez, AMS vice-president; Alioune Badiane, former Arts director on behalf of the Ministry of Culture of Senegal; and Hamidou Dia, cultural advisor to the President of the Republic.
Among the results of the programme, a documentary about the project and a study on the cultural sector in the cities of Dakar, Thies and Louga were presented.
CULTURES AT WORK/WORKING WITH CULTURE
Lisbon, June 24 to June 30 2013
Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2013
There is perhaps nothing more contentious than culture. Both as value and practice, it has certainly become the new discursive paradigm of the 21st century, despite of or maybe even because of its prolific signification to address matters that range from philosophy to politics, the economy to religion, ethnicity and aesthetics. Either as value or material creation, culture informs actions and labour practices. In its variety and spoken by many voices, culture is always at work, in a way that will necessarily require that it be graphed in the plural, as cultures.
Theme: Let’s Get Engaged! – Building Long-Term Patron Commitment
From: Thursday, March 21, 2013
To: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hundreds of top arts marketing professionals will gather on March 21-23, 2013 at New York University for the Arts Reach National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference 2013. The theme of the Conference is Let’s Get Engaged! – Building Long-Term Patron Commitment.
In light of the economic downturn, this conference is designed to help organizations focus their precious resources in the most effective ways to maximize the achievement of their organization’s mission. With tight budgets and increasing competitors, art groups that are optimizing their acquisition and renewal efforts by improving their patrons’ involvement are the ones that are thriving into the next era.
Delegates from across North America will come together to discuss and learn the most effective and efficient ways arts organizations are moving forward. The faculty includes leaders from such organizations as New York Philharmonic, New York City Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and many others.
The Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch, Oldenburg (Germany), is looking for a
for an 18-month fellowship starting from June, 1st, 2013, funded by the International Museum Fellowship Programme of the German Federal Cultural Foundation (KSB).
Our ethnographic collection comprises approx. 6.000 items from all over the world: household and ritual objects, textiles, clothes, agricultural equipment, hunting weapons and arms, musical instruments, jewellery, and different means of money. These items have been acquired since 1836 but their age can be much older. Thus, the collection covers a long range of various epochs and periods of the concerned ethnic groups. Almost our entire collection has been digitally recorded in our data base. The fellow shall categorize the available data of the collection according to: age, context/use, ethnic attribution, substance, decoration, etc., as well as conducting additional research for missing or uncertain data. Following this, the fellow shall formulate a concept for a permanent exhibition, bringing together our ethnographic and archaeological collections and create an interdisciplinary, cultural and historical perspective in reference to the following description.
In February 2013, the Hertie School of Governance will launch a Centre for Cultural Policy, which aims to engage in a lively debate on the future of cultural policy from an international comparative perspective. The Executive Seminar "Managing Cultural Policy: Strategic Approaches and Lessons of Creative Cities" (February 6- 9, 2013) marks the beginning of the executive training programme offered by the Centre. The seminar, which is unique in Germany, targets policy-makers and managers in the field of culture wishing to benefit from international case studies and the expertise of outstanding lecturers, including Hans-Georg Knopp, former Secretary-General of the Goethe Institute and Andy C. Pratt, Professor of Culture, Media and Economics at King's College London. Participants will be offered a programme which is rich in terms of content, and which presents the approaches and experiences in cultural policy of global creative cities in a comparative and descriptive manner. A visit to the Berlinale film festival, as well as participation in the opening ceremony of the Centre for Cultural Policy, is included in the seminar programme.
Sydney Theatre Company’s Greening the Wharf Project is a showcase project with regard to environmental measures in a theatre.
When taking over as artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company (STC), a not-for-profit organisation, in 2008, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton committed to plan and put into practice large-scale environmental measures for the theatre. Thus, the sustainability approach of the STC, that had comprised social and economic measures, was to be completed.
The 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture in January 2014 in Santiago de Chile will address how globalisation, shifts in social and economic development and new forms
of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field, with an impact transcending the artistic realm.
Over 400 arts policy makers, government representatives, arts managers and cultural practitioners
from around the world will gather to participate in a rich programme of debate, learning and information exchange.
The theme for the 6th World Summit is Creative Times: new models for cultural development. It will address how globalisation, shifts in social and economic development and new forms of communication are generating an array of challenges and opportunities within the cultural field, with an impact transcending the artistic realm.
Thespianz Theater in collaborations with Goethe Institut – Pakistan is going to organize 15 days Arts Management Residency Program in Karachi – Pakistan from 20th Sept 2013 to 4th Oct 2013. There will be 10 fellows from all over Pakistan.
In this arts management residency program, we need applications from best experienced arts management trainers for conducting 2 to 3 days sessions on the following topics. One arts manager trainer is for one topic.