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Raising Finance for Commercial Theatre Productions

Commercial Producers had an early Christman present last year, courtesy of the Government. In an article in Prompt, published by the Theatrical Management Association in UK, Neil Adleman of Harbottle and Lewis explains how the grippingly titled "Financial Services and Markets Act 2000" is a vital piece legislation of which producers need to be aware.
Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Theatre+Dance
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Oct 15, 2002

Job Seeking Arts Managers

The specific positions available at an arts organization will depend on the organization's activities and the size of its budget and staff.
ACCESS, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the non-profit sector and those who wish to work in it, made an interview with Ande Diaz (Harvard Office of Career Services) about the specific situation for arts managers while job seeking. Her opinion: "Successful Arts Management Job Seekers Combine Artistic Passion with Non-profit Savvy".
Management Topic: Job & Training
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Oct 15, 2002

The Performing Arts in a new era

Several of the authors of CAN’s essays about the field of community arts refer to a devastating RAND study of the financial prospects for U.S. performing-arts organizations. The same study, mentioned in APInews #25, has been quoted at every arts conference since it came out in September 2001.
Small organizations, its says, will probably survive by looking to their communities, and large organizations will harvest the big philanthropic bucks. It’s the mid-sized groups that have to worry. The study, "The Performing Arts in a New Era" by Kevin McCarthy, Arthur Brooks, Julia Lowell and Laura Zakaras, costs $20 in paperback, but it’s available as a free download from RAND's Web site. The site also offers a quick-reading research brief.
Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Oct 15, 2002

Story Line 01 Historische Museen

Der Akt des Sammelns ist kein einfacher. Denn kulturelle Angelegenheiten haben politische Implikationen.
Im Rahmen der Projektreihe "storyline" besucht "schnittpunkt" die Schausammlungen von unterschiedlichsten Museen in Wien um aufzuspüren, welche Blickwinkel in den jeweiligen Dauerausstellungen präsentiert werden. Der Akt des Sammelns stellt ja im Selbstverständnis dieser Institutionen eine Kernaufgabe dar. Wie wird aber diese Kernaufgabe an die Öffentlichkeit getragen?
Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Oct 07, 2002

Arts Marketing Gets the Full Service - fuel4arts.com

fuel4arts.com delivers free marketing tools and ideas to professional arts marketers and artists. The site operates as an online community with over 7,000 members from all over Australia and over 60 countries internationally, including: USA, UK, Canada, Singapore and New Zealand.

fuel4arts assists the arts industry to meet the challenges of 21st century audiences by providing the latest in arts marketing resources, publications and networking opportunities. The website uses leading web technologies to
allow members to personalise the range of online marketing information to best meet their needs.

Membership is free and you can join up online to gain immediate access to all resources. fuel4arts content is sourced globally and served according to key marketing strategies, challenging many of the traditional approaches to arts marketing. Users can access the latest information on:
* Customer Service & Relationships
* Market Research & Audience Analysis
* Strategy & Tactics
* Subscriptions, Group Sales & Ticketing
* Advertising, Publicity, Promotion & Public Relations
* Database Marketing, Direct Mail, Telemarketing & Online
* New Audience Development
* Membership, Funding, Sponsorship and Philanthropy

Professor Joanne Scheff, co-author of 'Standing Room Only: Strategies for Marketing the Performing Arts' and consultant to arts organisations in the USA, Canada, South America and the UK, says:

"I am excited by the potential of fuel4arts - it's a unique and innovative arts marketing resource providing arts managers in Australia and around the globe easy access to highly valuable and timely information."

fuel4arts is produced by Ripe Online who has brought together a team of some of Australia's leading arts and online marketers and developers including Tim Roberts, Emily Walker and Tess Dryza.

fuel4arts is a project of the Australia Council, the Commonwealth Government's arts funding and advisory body. The website was originally launched in 1998 in response to one of the Australia Council's Audience Development and Marketing Division's core goals of enhancing marketing practices and skills nationally.

www.fuel4arts.com
...marketing tools and ideas to take your work further
Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 30, 2002

German Plays in Translation

TRANSFER - eine Publikation mit 60 Theaterstücken in 29 Sprachen. Das deutsche Kinder- und Jugendtheater ist im Ausland gefragt!
Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: Leisure+Tourism
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 26, 2002

Create a US national data archive for policy and the arts

Princeton University has received a $1.9 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to create a national data archive for policy and the arts, the country’s first electronic archive of research data on the arts and culture. This rich new source of information, a repository of a vast range of research data that was previously difficult to access, will be available to policymakers, researchers, journalists and the public through the Internet.
Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 26, 2002

Building a better Library

Libraries have been part of the building boom that has characterized the cultural world internationally, and particularly the United States, over the last decade. Major new city center public libraries have been completed in Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Vancouver, Nîmes, Montpellier and Norwich, and more are presently under construction in Marseilles, Salt Lake City and Seattle. Major projects are planned for Milan, Turin, Amsterdam, Minneapolis and Birmingham, to name but a few. London and Paris have two massive new national libraries. And in Egypt, the new Library of Alexandria conjures up the fame of antiquity as the foundation for 21st century economic and cultural revival. Libraries are oddly fashionable, and the rest of the cultural sector is taking an increasing interest in their success and in the key drivers that have secured it...

1st Annual Ringling Cultural Policy Symposium

CALL FOR PAPERS

1st Annual Ringling Cultural Policy Symposium
The Prospects of Privatization/The Cultural Market and Cultural Darwinism
Ringling Museum and Policy Center
Sarasota, Florida
February 13 - February 16, 2003
Conference themes: performing arts & festivals, state & local arts agencies, museums and visual arts, k-12 schooling, university art programs, foundations.
Papers on all arts & cultural policy approaches are welcome including audience development, privatization, aesthetics, management, institutional goals, school curriculum, arts porogramming. Contributions from social scientists are also welcome if they focus on policies focused on marketing and the arts, audience development, consumption of cultural products/aesthetics, funding, equity and access, or education.
PROPOSALS, SUBMISSIONS, DEADLINES: Those wishing to present a paper at the conference must submit an abstract of 150-250 words, along with completed proposal form. Deadline for submission for abstracts is OCTOBER 31, 2002. Abstracts must include: policy objective or questions; methodology and theoretical perspectives; mainfindings or conclusions. For complete information and proposal form, contact Charles Dorn, Arts Administration Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4480. 850-644-2158, fax 850-644-5067, cdorn@mailer.fsu.edu
Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 25, 2002

Arts Management Network met Canadian Cultural Professionals

Dirk Schuetz and Dirk Heinze were special guests of two meetings of professionals in the Canadian Arts and Heritage Sector. At September 12th both founders of this network joined the meeting of O-ACE-IS, an initiative of the Association of Cultural Executives (ACE) aimed at bringing arts professionals together to exchange experiences and connect with colleagues. At the session, co-sponsored by ACE and the Co-op Arts Management Program at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, John Brotman, Executive Director of the Ontario Arts Council, commented on his experiences this past year at the Council. About one hour before, the two German guests met the team of William Poole (University of Waterloo, ON) and talked about the future of learning and knowledge transfer for arts managers, especially inspired by a private demonstration of Dave Barr from Waterloo's famous Center of Cultural Management.
At September 13, Dirk Schuetz and Dirk Heinze went to the Canadian capital Ottawa, where they came together with about 15 cultural management representatives in Canada in the conference room of the Canada Council for the Arts. Beside a deeper interest in the current situation of arts financing in Germany behind the discussion of cutting the subsidies from federal or regional bodies, both sides were convinced in the fact, that the aspect of human resource development should come more in focus not only in Canada and Germany. First steps has been made with the case study "Creative Management in the Arts and Heritage: Sustaining and Renewing Professional Management for the 21st Century", just released with a first level by the Creative Management project partners.
Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 24, 2002
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