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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)
& Leonie Krutzinna (editor), Weimar, Germany



Conference: Cultural Policies and the Cities

EDUCULT - Institute for Cultural Policy and Management - is an NGO based in Vienna/Austria offering applied research and professional project management in the domains of culture, education and policy.

On April 2nd,  2014 the conference "Cultural Policies and the Cities" was held at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The conceptualisation of the conference was made by Michael Wimmer, director of EDUCULT and is linked to the key findings of the last year conference: educult.at/en/events/cultural-policies-in-cities/

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: Public+Academic Sector
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 17, 2014

Call for Papers: Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference, Ottawa

For its 40th anniversary, the Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference will be hosted at the School of Political Studies of the University of Ottawa.STP&A is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and students that explores key trends, practices and policy issues affecting the arts around the world. STP&A is the oldest and one of the most influential academic gatherings of researchers and practitioners in the field of arts management and cultural policy. The proposed theme of this year’s conference is Creative nexus: understanding and strengthening the relationship between cultural research and practice.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Apr 14, 2014

Is the Great Recession over for the Arts?

Is the recession really over? We hear economists and elected officials touting that “the recession has ended” and yet we all know far too many people still out of work, and for those of us in the arts, we know of too many organizations that have filed for bankruptcy or have never recovered from the recession.
It’s important to carefully read through the hype and honestly determine the status of the arts, and when we do, what we see is a landscape that is less rosy than the one painted by economists. And thus, let’s explore - is the recession really over for the arts? An article by Steven Libman, President, The Libman Group

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: Creative Industries
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 31, 2014

ReThinking Management 2014: The Impact of Cultural Turns

“ReThinking Management 2014: The Impact of Cultural Turns” pursues the main idea that management theory is not to be understood as a sub-discipline of economic sciences, but rather as an inter- and transdisciplinary field with a decidedly cultural perspective.

The international conference takes place October 16 th to 17th at Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe (Germany). Abstracts to participate in the conference can be submitted until Tuesday 15th April, 2014.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: Public+Academic Sector
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 18, 2014

8th midterm Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts

The 8th midterm Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts will take place at „Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from 4 to 6 September 2014, and will be conducted in English.
The general theme of the conference is Art and its contexts: cross-disciplinary dialogue.
Two interconnected workshops co-organized by graduate groups from Colorado State University's LEAP Institute for Arts and Leipzig's Institut für Kulturwissenschaften will be presented and are looking for participtaton.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: Public+Academic Sector
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 14, 2014

ICOM-CC’s Triennial Conference in Melbourne

The 17th Triennial Conference of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) will take place from september 15-19, 2014 in Melbourne and will attract leading international keynote speakers and up to 800 delegates, including conservators, scientists, historians and art historians, curators, librarians, archivists, students, collection managers and directors from the world’s leading cultural institutions and the private sector.


Videos of the 6th World Summit presentations now available online

As IFACCA recently announced the videos of the 6th World Summit sessions are available for viewing at the World Summit website.

During the three days of the 6th World Summit on Arts and Culture, delegates had the opportunity to participate in conferences, panels with experts and parallel sessions addressing the main challenges and opportunities emerging within the cultural field marked by globalisation, shifts in social and economic development, and new forms of communication.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Mar 04, 2014

2014 NAMP Conference Call for Proposals

Americans for the Arts invites to submit a proposal for the National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Atlanta, GA, November 7–10, 2014. This internationally recognized conference is dedicated to providing cutting-edge arts marketing, audience engagement, and fundraising strategies. The intersection of marketing and technology today is paving the way for increasingly vibrant arts marketing and audience engagement trends in the future. Which strategies, success stories, and tactics are changing the game for arts organizations across the nation?
Proposals will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Conference Sessions should be complete learning experiences with specific outcomes and learning objectives.
  • Roundtable Discussions are intimate, facilitated group conversations focused on topics of interest and importance to marketing professionals and arts leaders.

Sessions Proposals due April 8, 2014.

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Feb 27, 2014

Internships: Hands-on Experience for Aspiring Arts Managers

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers competitive Internships for aspiring arts managers to gain critical hands-on experience in many areas of performing arts management. Interns develop valuable relationships in the industry by training with Kennedy Center staff and gain a broad understanding of the performing arts by participating in seminars and activities and attending Kennedy Center performances.
Summer 2014 applications are due March 14, 2014 for the following positions: Advertising, Marketing, Arts Education, Development, DeVos Institute of Arts Management, Institutional Affairs, Information Technology, National Symphony Orchestra, Press, Programming, Production, Volunteer Management, and Washington National Opera.
Summer Program dates: June 2 - August 8, 2014
Application submission deadline: March 14, 2014

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Public+Academic Sector
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Feb 24, 2014

Call For Papers on “Festivals: audience, funding and sustainability”

LOOP with the University of Barcelona presents the second edition of LOOP Studies, International Meeting Point for Cultural Managers, April 3-4. In the 2014 edition LOOP and the University of Barcelona will launch an international debate on trends within the management of cultural festivals, in particular: audience, funding and sustainability. Two days of conferences, round tables and professionals case studies to explore, discuss and imagine common strategies and create a space to think about new methodologies that can be relevant to reach sustainability and engage audience in the current context. LOOP Studies aims at contributing to innovation and creativity in the field of culture and at same time at creating a meeting point to develop synergies and collaboration opportunities between different agents in the cultural sector.

Management Topic: Event & Venue Management
Cultural Area: Creative Industries
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Feb 14, 2014
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