The term “cultural leadership” has gained increasing attention in the discourses of cultural management and cultural policy, as well as in the curricula of international study programmes and higher education programmes. In many of these contexts, “cultural leadership” is presented as a force for innovation and transformation of organizations and societies. The 11th Annual Conference of the Association for Arts Management (Fachverband Kulturmanagement for Germany, Austria & Switzerland) takes this observation as a starting point for an interdisciplinary, international gathering of researchers and practitioners in the field of arts management. The conference will take place from 17 to 20 January 2018 at the University of Music and Theatre Hamburg. The Call for Papers is currently open, the deadline for submissions is 28 May, 2017.
The 25th ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy will be organised 27-29 September 2017 in Brussels. As part of this major international congress, ENCATC will hold its 25th Annual Conference “Click, Connect and Collaborate! New directions in sustaining cultural networks” and the 8th Annual ENCATC Research Session, which will take place on Friday, 29 September and for which you are invited to submit abstracts or thematic session proposals. Proposals from any relevant discipline will be considered, provided that they make an original academic contribution to the study of arts management and cultural policy. Deadline for application is 15 May 2017.
Museomix is a creative makeathon held every year, on the same weekend and in different places of the world. It has the intention to change the way people perceive museums by inverting the processes that lead cultural institutions to adopt new devices and technologies. During the three days, the participating museums host communicators, designers, makers, programmers/ developers, experts of collections and cultural mediators. Elena Bertelli from Museomix Italia explains how these professionals together with volunteers and museum staff create a working space in order to design innovative mediation tools – useful to improve visitors’ experience, engage new audiences and help the museum staff to adopt new skills and perspectives.
The traditional ways for a young opera singer to get a job have greatly changed, given the sheer number of graduates from music conservatories on the one hand and the decreasing numbers of opportunities to perform on the other. So how can young opera singers become increase their self management and self marketing? The first international edition of our Arts Management Webinar will answer this question on April 19th. It’s speaker Zenaida des Aubris offers some insights into online platforms, social media and good old personal contacts in this article.
Picture: Kazakhstan's Astana Opera in winter
Unicult2020 – The International Arts & Cultural Management and Policy Programme takes place July 3rd – 16th 2017 at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. It is in conformity with Bologna Process higher education standards and the European cultural management and cultural policy educational standards. The program is planned in order to increase participant’s knowledge and skills on cultural policy and cultural management and to emphasize the importance of cultivating creative capital by acting as a bridge between education and the community. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2017.
You have just finished your vocal studies and are ready to take on the world and conquer the opera stages by storm. But as you know, it is not quite as easy as that. Especially if you can’t even get an audition with an agent, let alone with an opera house. The ways for a young opera singer to get a job have greatly changed. For that reason, the first international edition of our established Arts Management Webinar will show you how to you can give your opera career a startup kick using everything from online platforms to social media, competitions and good old personal contacts! Join our free webinar on April 19 at 3 pm CET (Berlin time).
Picture: Interior of the Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre at the reopening night in 2011 (wikimedia commons)
Under the leadership of the European centre for creative economy (ecce) in Dortmund the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (NICE) was initiated in 2013 by a consortium of 15 cities, universities, agencies and personalities from 10 countries and today amounts to 25 partners from 15 countries. It is a non-profit initiative funded by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Ceremony of the NICE Award 2017 takes place in the Philharmonie Essen, Germany at the evening of 6 September 2017. The deadline for the online submission of all applications is 30 April 2017 midnight.
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 for the 2017 STP&A conference 2017 is built around the multiple disruptive roles of the arts in foreseeing and responding to political dysfunction, in fostering Schumpeterian entrepreneurial advancement, and in reflecting the need for and enabling the attainment of positive social change. Deadline for proposal submission is 15 May 2017.
In this interview, Alan Salzenstein (De Paul University, Chicago) and Martin Zierold (Karlshochschule International University, Karlsruhe) talk about the relevance of teaching “transformation skills” to arts management students. It is based on a joint talk on this topic that they held during the 10th annual conference of the German Association for Arts Management in Weimar in January.
Picture: Flickr/ Giulia Forsythe - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (with changes)
What notion of their future job do young arts managers have? What visions of the arts sector are driving them? And what are the issues they want to find new solutions for? These are important questions that show how the arts sector can and should develop to be ready for future challenges and the changing needs of their audience. For that reason, we decided that with this issue of Arts Management Quarterly we wanted to give those among the participants of the first Young Arts Journalism Awards (YAJA) - a project powered by Art News Portal, fostering online journalism among journalism and creative art students worldwide - who dedicated their articles to the field of arts management the chance to get a word in edgeways.