Welcome to Arts Management Network

Since 2000, we provide our international network for arts and business. The website and our newsletter became popular among professionals in the arts and the creative sector. With its global perspective, our network is a valuable resource for academics, students, researchers, regional and national authorities, business people and journalists. Please feel invited to browse through the various collections for articles and features on books, courses, conferences and web resources. Feel also invited to send us your feedback or contributions to make this independent network even better.

Sincerely yours,
Dirk Schütz (CEO) and Kristin Oswald (editor), Weimar, Germany



CfP: MuseumNext NYC

For the last seven years MuseumNext conferences have focused on the future of museums and how the sector is forging ahead, showcasing innovative ideas and delivering thought-provoking insight. The Museum Next team continues to do so with the next conference taking place in New York on November 14 – 15 2016 and is inviting proposals on the theme of transformation. Deadline is Friday 30 June 2016. 

The DIS.CO EXPERT Program on Designcommunication and Leadership

Life-long learning is evident for today’s leaders and designers. If leaders would approach emerging problems like designers, many products, services and procedures would become more functional, and would be able to create long lasting values for the organisation and society. Such an approach has to be learned and steadily trained. The act of authentic learning takes place by only leaving one’s comfort zone. For that reason we present a novel integrative education concept, the DIS.CO EXPERT leadership program. It is built on the interaction of different disciplines and the collaboration of different professions, and places business professionals into designer and artist roles, while designers and representatives of the creative disciplines are enforced to become leaders.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 21, 2016

CfP: International Symposium on Cultural Trajectories. Cultural Governance, Global Mobility and Actions

The annual conference "Cultural Trajectories" is to be held at the Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at National Taiwan University of Arts from November 4th to 6th 2016 and is supported by the strategic partners ENCATC - The European Network on Cultural Management and Policy, and ANCER - Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research Date. The 2016 issue on "Cultural Governance, Global Mobility and Actions" is adressing engagements of agents in cultural public sphere that are shaping central concerns of cultural governance study today. Paper submission deadline is June 1st, 2016.


Management Topic: Technology & Multimedia
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 19, 2016

Call for Proposals: Qatar Museums seeks a provider for an Arts Management Program

Qreation Generation (QG) is Qatar Museums’ flagship staff development program, created in 2012 in consultation with and delivered by international experts. Qreation Generation's goal is to build future arts and cultural sector leaders for QM, Qatar and the GCC region. So far, three cohorts have successfully graduated from the program. The program consists of two components: Leadership Studies (designed and delivered by The Center for Creative Leadership), and the Management of the Arts & Cultural Institutions Studies for which a new provider is being sought. The deadline for submission is May 14th, 2016.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 08, 2016

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

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 07, 2016

Culture and Collaboration: How the First Edition of the Online Course Managing the Arts Created a Global Community of Cultural Managers

The worldwide demand for qualified personnel in cultural institutions is great, yet the opportunities for advanced training in the area of cultural management are limited. For that reason, Goethe-Institut started in 2015 its international MOOC “Managing the Arts” that was especially developed for cultural managers. Now it announced the second edition of the online-course. This review from our Arts Management Newsletter No 122 may give you some impressions of the first round. The new one will have the focus “Cultural Organizations in Transition”. It takes up the question of how cultural institutions can make use of technological, cultural and economic processes of change for their own work. Chris Dercon will guide the participants through video lectures and case studies of cultural institutions in Bangkok, Berlin, Budapest and Lagos. Cultural managers and those interested in cultural work can register here for the 2016 free online course from now on until 13 April. 

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 24, 2016

Book review: Glogner-Pilz and Foehl, Handbuch Kulturpublikum (Handbook of Cultural Audiences)

Review by Prof. Dr. Patricia Dewey Lambert. The research topic of public participation in arts and culture is garnering ever-increasing international attention. A recent contribution to the international literature in this field is the German Handbuch Kulturpublikum: Forschungsfragen und -befunde, edited by Patrick Glogner-Pilz and Patrick S. Foehl (Handbook of Cultural Audiences. Research questions and findings). Comprised of chapters by 24 of today’s leading German scholars, this innovative resource provides a veritable encyclopedia of insight into the contemporary state of theory, methods, and practice in this field of research in the German-speaking countries of Europe. The contributors to this volume also systematically position their research on cultural participation and arts audiences within emerging international approaches to the field, thus offering the reader deep insight into what is a uniquely German scholarly lens. 

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 29, 2016

Tandem Turkey 2016 open for applications

Round 4 of Tandem Turkey for cultural managers from Turkey and EU countries has launched. Tandem – Cultural Managers Exchange Turkey – European Union is an international exchange programme for cultural managers and project coordinators of non-profit organisations; both at the beginning of their career, as well as experienced professionals. It believes that the burning cultural and social questions of our times can be addressed much more creatively and effectively through inspiring learning experiences, working with new organisations and across new localities. The vision is to see strong networks of creative communities and cultural change makers emerge from this programme. Applications can be made until 4 April 2016. 

Management Topic: Job & Training
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 21, 2016

CfP: Social Theory, Politics and the Arts 2016 on How hypermodern and accelerated society are challenging the cultural sector

The International Conference of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners that explores key trends, practices and policy issues affecting the arts around the world. It aims to foster a cross-cultural dialogue focusing on contemporary issues in arts and culture. The theme of this conference is "How hypermodern and accelerated society are challenging the cultural sector: Democratic, identity, and recognition issues". Submission Deadline is June 15th. 


Call for Proposals: 16th Annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference

The 16th Annual National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference on Fueling Change will take place November 11–14, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Americans for the Arts invites you to submit a proposal for this internationally recognized conference dedicated to providing cutting-edge arts marketing and audience engagement strategies. With continuous shifting trends in the landscape of arts marketing and audience engagement, arts organizations must go beyond “Embracing” Change. Instead, they need to desire change, seek it out, work for it, and invest in it; they need to Fuel the Change. Deadline is March 31, 2016.

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Feb 24, 2016
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