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Upcoming NEMO Conference on the (monetary) Value of Museums

This year’s conference of the Network of European Museum Organisations NEMO will take place in Germany for the first time for over ten years. On November 10 – 12, the Baden State Museum in Karlsruhe will welcome international experts, museum leaders, staff and organisations to exchange about best practices and new approaches on „Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums”. 

Management Topic: Financing & Sponsorship
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 26, 2016

The A to Z of Arts Management - Empathy

For years I’ve been an arts manager, an arts board member and an occasional arts management academic. I’ve used some great arts management books to both learn from and teach with. All of them offer great insights into the role. But 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. And so I wrote the A to Z of Arts Management to talk about aspects and competencies that aren’t usually found in many management textbooks. I will introduce some of them, such as love, holidays or upward management, in this series on Arts Management Network. In this chapter, I hope to give you some insights in how developing empathy for others will help you lead your staff in such a way that you’ll be able to better meet the uncertainty and challenge of running an arts company.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 19, 2016

CfP: IACCM/ SIETAR Conference 2017 on Cultural Dexterity for Turbulent Times

The 2017 Conference of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM), organised in cooperation with SIETAR Europa, will take place in Dublin, 24-27 May 2017. This conference brings together scientists and practitioners alike in order to foster the dialogue between practice and theory in the cross-cultural field to discuss about "21st Century Waves of Change - Cultural Dexterity for Turbulent Times". It welcomes all those whose life and work puts them at the interface of cultures, from the perspectives of economy, society and education, with the aim of reshaping intercultural discourse, questioning our current cultural paradigms and exploring new thinking to help us navigate complexity in our emerging global world. You can submit Doctoral Workshops, Academic Paper Presentations and Panel Sessions. Submission deadline is 31 October 2016.

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 07, 2016

Internet Matters in Beijing, Guiyang, Brooklyn and Del Ray. Conversations with Cultural Managers

Jeremie Gluckman spoke with the cultural managers working with or within arts enterprises in the U.S. and China – Sarah Horowitz, Dr. Liu Juan Juan, Nikiko Masumoto, and Nasrene Haj. These leaders are all using the internet to engage local communities and share stories with the world. All the while, they are wrestling with challenges related to representation when contributing to the sea of messages, information, and images online. They are also equipped with an awareness of skewed access.

 

Management Topic: Marketing & Communication
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 05, 2016

Call for Proposals: Classical:Next Rotterdam 2017

The leading classical music meeting and worldwide innovators' network Classical:NEXT has opened its annual call for proposals. All classical music professionals from around the globe can submit their suggestions for showcase artists, project pitches and conference sessions to be hosted at Classical:NEXT in Rotterdam, 17-20 May 2017. The organizers are calling for outstanding “NEXT” artists and classical music projects as well as future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats. Propose your Showcase, Conference Session or Project Pitch for the jury-selected programme of the next edition. Application deadline is 30 September 2016.

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Music+Concert
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 03, 2016

The A to Z of Arts Management - Holidays

For years I’ve been an arts manager, an arts board member and an occasional arts management academic. I’ve used some great arts management books to both learn from and teach with. All of them offer great insights into the role. But 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. And so I wrote the A to Z of Arts Management to talk about aspects and competencies that aren’t usually found in many management textbooks. I will introduce some of them, such as love and empathy, holidays, uncertainty or upward management, in this series on Arts Management Network. In this chapter, as I hop on a plane to fly to Europe to escape Melbourne’s winter cold, I will recommend the rejuvenating effects of holidays for both you and your staff.

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 23, 2016

CfP: The Relationship of the Management of Arts and Cultural Objects to Globalisation, Internationalisation, and Migration

The seminar "Framing Art and Cultural Management: the Relationship of the Management of Arts and Cultural Objects to Globalisation, Internationalisation, and Migration" will take place January 16th – 17th 2017 at Heilbronn University, Germany. It is the start of a series of seminars and the building of a network of researchers, policymakers and arts and cultural management practitioners who are interested in developing greater critical discourse on the contribution of arts and cultural management to intercultural understanding. This call seeks papers from academic researchers and practitioners working in a diverse range of disciplines who wish to explore the relationship of globalisation, internationalisation and the global migration of people to the field of arts and cultural management, especially the areas of practice and education / training. 

Management Topic: Policy & Research
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Sep 01, 2016

Book Review: Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference

Is “well-intentioned” the same as “well done”? With the concept of effective altruism, William MacAskill - Professor of Economic Philosophy and the founder of two non-profit organizationspresents criteria to assess the work of non-profit organizations and make them more effective. His unusual but sound approaches can also be applied to the field of arts and culture. At the same time, MacAskill's book is a practical and intuitive guideline for facilities, staff workers and supporters of non-profit cultural work.

 

 

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: General
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 08, 2016

Cultural Management at the National School of Drama in New Delhi

In my course on cultural management at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, I cover the topic of crowdfunding. A prime example for how it is for a Western lecturer to teach in India: On the one hand, one cannot presume many of the things that Western students would naturally know about. On the other hand, there is a wide range of cultural-managerial knowledge and skills, passed down in part through the generations under different labels, different names or simply without any special designation. At the same time, the work in a country like India is by no means any more exotic as in Europe.

Figure 1: fassade of the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi

Management Topic: Education & Development
Cultural Area: Theatre+Dance
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Aug 02, 2016

CfP: MuseumNext Melbourne 2017

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. 

Management Topic: Organisation & Leadership
Cultural Area: Museum+Visual Arts
Submitted by editor-in-chief on Jul 27, 2016
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