The winners of the first YAJA edition in 2016 have been announced. YAJA is a project by Art News Portal to foster art journalism among journalism and creative art students worldwide. Themed "Contemporary art and culture captured by emerging journalists and creatives", YAJA gives students who found their love for journalism the opportunity to showcase their talent in capturing art and culture in a creative way. Interested? Entries for 2017 are already open. All entries will be published on ArtNewsPortal.com, including social channels and eNewsletter.
The Museum Ideas conference explores the future of museums in the era of participatory culture and exists to share pioneering ideas and spark transformative change. The sixth annual conference will take place in early October 2017 in London. The conference organisers are particularly interested in new digital initiatives, public engagement, participatory practice and social impact.
Ecologies are not Biotopes. Conference Report on the 23rd Annual ENCTAC Annual Conference, Lecce 2015
The 23rd ENCATC conference on the issue of “The Ecology of Culture: Community Engagement, Co-Creation, Cross-Fertilization” took place in the city of Lecce in South Italy in October 2015. It brought together international researchers, policy makers, culture professionals and students in what turned out to be a very fruitful, lively and by no means exclusively European discussion forum. Academics, however, still dominated the event, with only few artist and cultural entrepreneurs present. It is certainly a matter of communication and cultural as well as political infrastructures to encourage them to get more involved, rather than staying the passive object of research.
Figure: Entrance of the conference venue Palazzo Turrisi Palumbo. © Jelena Loeckner
Advocate Europe is an idea challenge for European projects. The initiative is looking for original and transnational project proposals that foster connection and cohesion in Europe. Advocate Europe is open to civil society actors who seek financing and support to realise sustainable ideas. These can come from fields as diverse as social innovation, arts and culture, or civic education. Twelve project ideas with up to €50,000 each will be funded and supported in their realisation through mentoring and networking activities. The Call for Proposals is open until March 8, 2016.
This week in Brno, Czech Republic, in the framework of the 22nd ENCATC Annual Conference, a diverse group of cultural professionals from Europe and around the world will discuss this year’s topic: "New Challenges for the Arts: Is it just about money?" We at Arts Management Network will provide you with current information and discussion topics during and after the conference. Additionally we will follow up with exclusive pickings such as interviews and reviews.
William Byrnes is Professor of Arts Administration at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT. His textbook, Management and the Arts, soon in its fifth edition, is widely used in arts and culture management courses throughout the world. He has lectured on various arts management topics in America and in China, Japan, Singapore, Germany, Serbia, and Italy. He was member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management and is the editor for TD&T's "Inside USITT” report. He has been a long-standing member of the USITT Management Commission and has served in various leadership capacities in USITT since 1980, including serving as president in 2000-02. He is a Fellow in USITT and serves on the institute's Development Committee. He also serves on the board of the ESTA Foundation and is a member of the National Theatre Conference. In the following William Byrnes introduces his new edition of Management and the Arts.
Tools for Culture, in collaboration with Monti&Taft and Impact Hub Barcelona, launches the first international edition of the SAM - Strategic Arts Management Master Class that will be held on October 23rd and 24th, 2014 at Impact Hub Barcelona. SAM Master Class has been set up as an itinerant appointment among experts of the cultural system, drawing a "learning trajectory" across Europe, with multiple destination points. Starting from Italy and crossing Spain "Tools for Culture" aims at linking the main cultural production poles. It will face the challenges of international strategy and action of Creative and Cultural Industries providing participants with the needed views, skills and tools to plan and implement an effective strategy.
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.
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.
The European Museum Forum is opening the European Museum of the Year Award 2015 competition. European museums are from now on invited to submit applications.
The closing date for applications is 20/06/2014. More information about the application and the application guidelines can be found here: http://www.europeanmuseumforum.info/emya.html