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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) and Kristin Oswald (editor), Weimar, Germany



CfP: First Conference of TIAMSA, The International Art Market Studies Association

Art Fairs are booming. Established fairs grow and proliferate at break neck speed, new venues are mushrooming, and the clientele is increasingly diverting its attention from the permanent gallery spaces to these events. The art fairs’ current global outreach and their diversity seem unprecedented, yet they have a long history that goes back at least to the early modern period. The conference of the recently founded International Art Market Studies Association will take place July 14/15 2017 at Sotheby’s London and aims to elucidate the art fair’s phenomenal evolutions through a multi-disciplinary approach. Application deadline is 12 March 2017.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jan 18, 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

The A to Z of Arts Management - Upward Management

For years I’ve been an arts manager, an arts board member and an occasional arts management academic. And although there are some great arts management books to both learn from and teach with, they only seldom combine theory and practice, insights of success and failure, and story telling to help people understand how to do their job better. In this series, I introduce a selection of neglected aspects and competencies from my book “The A to Z of Arts Management”. This final chapter is about how leaders in the arts can upwardly manage stakeholders with a powerful impact on their work, and enable staff to upwardly manage their bosses as well.

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

CfP: The State of the Art in Creative Tourism

The conference "The State of the Art in Creative Tourism. Leading Research | Advanced Practices | Future Trajectories" will take place 1-2 June 2017 in Coimbra. Creative tourism offers visitors the opportunity to develop their creative potential through participation in learning experiences that are characteristic of their travel destination, to deepen contact with the local culture and to being involved in the creative life of the destination. This approach allows the destination communities and regions to benefit from significant advantages, and enables artistic and other creative activities to play a driving role in broader socio-economic development. The conference has the aim to bring together leading creative tourism researchers with networks and practitioners to the state of the art within creative tourism research and practice. What are the leading trends and contextualizing influences today? What are the key questions and issues to be addressed going forward? The conference further wants to inform about the creative tourism network CREATOUR focusing on small cities and rural areas of Portugal. Deadline for proposals is February 14, 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

Report: NEMO Annual Conference 2016. Letís make museums great again!

This year’s Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) conference took place November 10 – 12 at Baden State Museum in Karlsruhe, Germany. 160 Participants from 36 countries came together to exchange about promising approaches on „Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums”. Only a few of them dealt with new funding opportunities in the first place. Instead, the conference opened new perspectives on measurement, cooperation and communication as premisses for a better and long-term financial coverage. 

Management Topic: Financing & Sponsorship
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 08, 2016

Announcement: Winners of YAJA - Young Art Journalism Awards 2016 & opening for entries 2017

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.

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Literature+Media
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 05, 2016

CfP: International Conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST)

The conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) will take place 4-6 September 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Many countries and their economies, and industries depend on tourism, an economic power that is able to direct the flow of the world. Cultural Tourism is the subset of tourism that is concerned with the country’s lifestyle in certain geographical areas, such as their, art, architecture, rituals, festivals, and more values that help convey the culture of the country itself. More awareness of the place’s values, languages, lifestyle, and customs is conveyed to the visitor. Balancing between society, environment, and tourism can only be achieved through spreading creativity and cultural diversity, through maintaining awareness for the importance of cultural tourism and its everlasting positive effects. Cultural Sustainable Tourism discusses the complex relations between Culture and tourism, and how planners, architects and main actors help conveying and spreading the right perspective of the importance and role of Cultural tourism and how to maintain it. Abstract submission deadline is January 20, 2017.

Management Topic: Event & Venue Management
Cultural Area: Leisure+Tourism
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Dec 02, 2016

Arts Management Quarterly No 125: Cooperation and Collaboration in Arts Management

The days of the lonesome artistic genius are already over for a long time. No one working in arts and culture would honestly assume that a creative process can prosper mostly in solitude. Instead, creativity and cooperation respectively collaboration accompany each other. This is also true because arts and cultural processes occur in social contexts and therefore always interact with social groups, whether it be producers, audiences, employees of institutions, sponsors, buyers and so on. Surprisingly for many, the same applies to management. And this is what makes the current issue of Arts Management Quarterly on "cooperation and collaboration" so promising.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 30, 2016

CfP: Museum Ideas 2017 - share pioneering ideas

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. 

Management Topic: Miscellaneous
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Nov 23, 2016
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