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. MuseumNext is a catalyst for innovation, transformation and collaboration in museums, galleries and heritage sites. The next conference will take place in Melbourne in February 2017 and is inviting proposals on the theme of risk. Deadline is September 30th.
Every city has its unique and valuable identity that is revealed through its physical and visual form and seen through the eyes of its residents and users. The city develops over time, and its identity evolves with it. Reflecting the rapid and constant changes the city is subjected to, Architecture and Arts are the embodiment of the cultural, historical, and economical characteristics of the city. The conference Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA) is dedicated to the investigation of the different new approaches developed in Architecture and Contemporary arts. It will focus on the basis of urban life and identities and take place May 11 - 13, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt. Abstract submission deadline is September 15, 2016.
Call for Papers: 2017 Conference of the International Association of Arts and Cultural Management AIMAC
AIMAC 2017 will be hosted in China at Peking University from June 25th to 28th, 2017. This will be the first time AIMAC is holding a conference in Asia and discovering what is going on in arts and cultural management research in this part of the world. Researchers are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations. The International Journal of Arts Management - the official Journal of AIMAC - will consider with interest submissions made by conference participants in the Journal following the conference. Abstracts must be uploaded, through the conference website, from September 20th, 2016 and no later than October 31st, 2016.
The unique Global Cultural Leadership training programme has been designed as part of a new global Cultural Diplomacy Platform. Launched by the European Commission the European Cultural Foundation Platform and supports mutual cultural engagement with countries and citizens around the world. In parallel to the IFACCA World Summit on Arts and Culture, Malta, October 16 – 21 the Cultural Diplomacy Platform will offer 40 participants from countries all over the world to join a comprehensive learning- and networking programme. Deadline to apply is 1 August.
The Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan is about to launch a new MA program in Arts Management in Dushanbe, in partnership with four local universities. This will be the first program of that kind in the region of Central Asia. The program needs a solid backup by methodological materials on diverse subject matters. Therefore the coordinators plan to open a Resource Centre for Arts Management (both online and offline), to be managed by the renowned nonprofit organization Dushanbe Art Ground.Thus, they kindly ask all for donations of materials to the new center – publications, books, documents and so on.
"Occasional occupations are attractive not so much for their material rewards as for the prestige and self-fulfillment they confer. They require a strong personal commitment, which can be subjectively experienced in terms of passion and selflessness. The choice of a career in the cultural sector provides a good example of this", claims the description of „Culture as a Vocation. Sociology of career choices in cultural management“. The French sociologist and political scientist Vincent Dubois' treatise deals with the central questions concerning career decisions in cultural management: When and where had this comparatively young job profile its origin? Who aims for such a career today and which are the social and personal factors that influence this decision? With his answers Dubois lays the foundation for a, from a sociological point of view, yet strongly neglected field.
CfP: European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management on Strategic Cultural Intelligence and Intentional Action
There is an impressive broad range of literature relating to ‘cultural intelligence’, i.e. the capacity individuals need to have in order to be able to effectively communicate and act across cultures and to be able to integrate into new cultural contexts. However, new perspectives and issues are emerging due to the current wave of refugees and the observation that within numerous societies there is a widening gap between those who have some education and a workaday culture that fits labour market requirements, and others who don't. The pressing issue therefore is: What can and should be done if significantly large groups of the population - for whatever reason - simply do not have developed ‘cultural intelligence’? For that reason, the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (EJCCM) wants to publish a special issue on "Strategic Cultural Intelligence and Intentional Action". Deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 1 November, 2016.
Liechtenstein is one of the smallest countries in the world and most people connect it to its former status as a tax haven when they think about this small speck of earth in Europe. We spoke with Professor Dr. Rainer Vollkommer, the director of the Liechtenstein State Museum about what it is like to direct a cultural institution with a regional focus in a country that many regard as provincial.
The IAMA – International Artists Management Association - meetings twice a year are a firm date in many artist manager’s diaries. The first one of this year took place in Utrecht, Holland April 7-9, 2016, and attracted over 400 delegates with the motto “Shake it off”. This could be interpreted in various ways – shake off the depressive mood that has become so prevalent when talking about classical music or shake off the old ways of doing business and take active steps in new directions. Both interpretations were equally valid within the context of the discussions.
"The Placeholder" is a year-long, Europe-wide review of innovative, plug-in financial tactics that many cultural organisations develop in order to stretch their resources. The project is funded by Tandem Europe and was initiated by two small cultural organisations in different parts of the Europe that both have felt the pressure of dwindling funds, and realised that there is need for immediate practical skillshare between organisations in similar situations. "The Placeholder" is interested in non-institutional, unusual, informal methods from users' point of view, and as a peer-to-peer outcome will compile an archive of the tested, annotated tactics that will be accessible to all. Deadline for participation is 31 May 2016.