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On a one-way street. The relationship between the national and the international art market in Guatemala

For this interview, our correspondent Lisa Harborth talked to Alexis Rojas, a self-taught Guatemalan artist with an academic background in philosophy that he also transfers to his paintings, for example by using quotes from literary texts. Lisa and Alexis spoke about the arts sector in Guatemala and its mutual relationship with politics and society, the influence of the international art market on local artists and the personal purposes of his art. 

Picture © Alexis Rojas

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 11, 2017

Reflections on the Workshop “Intercultural Relations in Arts and Cultural Management Higher Education”

On July 6 and 7 2017, I attended the third seminar of the network “Brokering Intercultural Exchange” taking place in Zürich, Switzerland. Participating in this seminar was very special to me because it was the best gathering of Arts/Cultural Management academics, practitioners, and students I have have ever attended. To this appraisement, I have identified eight qualities that continue to come up in conversations like a leitmotiv from a Wagnerian opera. These include the call for proposals, host, location, intimate gathering, brilliant colleagues, no egos, subject matter, and future collaborations.

By Antonio C. Cuyler

Picture © MadGeographer/ Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 10, 2017

Making Sustainability in the Arts a Priority

I was in Scotland presenting at the Association of Arts Administration Educators conference with colleagues from two other countries on Sustainability and the Arts when Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Accords. The conference became a reminder that not only is it incumbent upon all of us to step up and save the planet. We have to lead. My online course Greening Your Arts Nonprofit Organization shows you how.

By Dee Boyle-Clapp

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Advertiser
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 07, 2017

Where good connections are more important than artistic quality. The cultural sector in Mexico

In a new series, our correspondent Lisa Harborth will introduce forward-looking projects, talk to visionary arts leaders and deliver insights into the status quo of the arts sector and cultural management in Central America. For this first interview she talked to Aaron Hernandez Farfan, a Mexican actor and cultural manager. Together with his company Agua Quemada Creatividad he visualizes problems affecting the Mexican society, such as violence and injustice. With Lisa, he talked about the cultural system in Mexico, how politics influence it and which challenges affect the work as an artist in Mexico. 

Picture: Portrait of Aaron Hernandez Farfan © Lisa Harborth

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on May 30, 2017

Arts Management Education: “We need to unlearn the ways in which we learned in the past”

In this interview, Alan Salzenstein (De Paul University, Chicago) and Martin Zierold (Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe) talk about the relevance of teaching “transformation skills” to arts management students. It is based on a joint talk on this topic that they held during the 10th annual conference of the German Association for Arts Management in Weimar in January.

Picture: Flickr/ Giulia Forsythe - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (with changes)

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 06, 2017

Arts Management Quarterly No 126: Best-of the Young Art Journalism Awards 2016

What notion of their future job do young arts managers have? What visions of the arts sector are driving them? And what are the issues they want to find new solutions for? These are important questions that show how the arts sector can and should develop to be ready for future challenges and the changing needs of their audience. For that reason, we decided that with this issue of Arts Management Quarterly we wanted to give those among the participants of the first Young Arts Journalism Awards (YAJA) - a project powered by Art News Portal, fostering online journalism among journalism and creative art students worldwide - who dedicated their articles to the field of arts management the chance to get a word in edgeways.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 01, 2017

Approaching an Understanding of Arts and Cultural Managers as Intercultural Brokers

Our current context of internationalisation, globalisation, and the increasing global migration presents challenges and opportunities for the arts and cultural sector. With creative and aesthetic expressions inherently reflective of cultural ideas, knowledge and values, arts and cultural managers have a significant role to play in directing, administering and mediating intercultural understanding. This refers to the ability to know, accept, value, and empathise with alternative perspectives and perceptions of the world.

By Victoria Durrer, Ina Ross and Raphaela Henze

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jan 04, 2017

CfP: Vienna Music Business Research Days 2017

The 8th Vienna Music Business Research Days will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria, from September 12 to 14, 2017. This interdisciplinary conference on “Unchaining the Digital Music Business” calls for methodological multiplicity and is open to scholars from all scientific areas. The conference organizers invite scholars who have a research focus on music business/industry related topics to submit a paper proposal by March 31, 2017.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Music+Concert
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 12, 2016

Conference review: ENCATC Annual Conference on Cultural Management Education in Risk Societies

The 24th ENCATC Annual Conference "Cultural Management Education in Risk Societies - Towards a Paradigm and Policy Shift?!” took place in Valencia, Spain, from 5–7 October, 2016. The event brought together about 160 academics, researchers and professionals from the cultural sector, policy makers, artists and students from over 30 countries. And with a more focused and application oriented program their debates about the new paradigm needed for cultural management and policy to face today’s risk societies could have in fact been very fruitful and inspiring.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 22, 2016

Cultural Management at the National School of Drama in New Delhi

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

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Theatre+Dance
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 02, 2016