This seminar, taking place 6th – 7th of July 2017 at Zurich University of the Arts and organized by the international and interdisciplinary network Brokering Intercultural Exchange, will explore how historical, institutional and social assumptions and traditions of arts and cultural management are exchanged and reproduced through the intercultural exchanges that take place in arts and cultural management training and education. Submission deadline is April 20th.
For centuries, education was the privilege of an elite. Partly thanks to the internet, access to education has entered a process of democratisation. More people are educated and therefore more people go to museums. But in the meantime, expectations have changed: the public is looking for a social and an entertaining experience rather than an intellectual visit. The new Communicating The Museum (CTM) conference unites scholars, communication experts, fundraisers, and scientists to share genuine education programmes from all around the world to discuss the theme "The Power of Education". The conference is in Paris from 19th - 22nd June 2017. The deadline of all speaker applications ends on 3rd March 2017.
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
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.
The 24th ENCATC Annual Conference "Cultural Management Education in Risk Societies - Towards a Paradigm and Policy Shift?!” took place in Valencia, Spain, from 5–7 October, 2016. The event brought together about 160 academics, researchers and professionals from the cultural sector, policy makers, artists and students from over 30 countries. And with a more focused and application oriented program their debates about the new paradigm needed for cultural management and policy to face today’s risk societies could have in fact been very fruitful and inspiring.
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
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.
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.
Culture and Collaboration: How the First Edition of the Online Course Managing the Arts Created a Global Community of Cultural Managers
The worldwide demand for qualified personnel in cultural institutions is great, yet the opportunities for advanced training in the area of cultural management are limited. For that reason, Goethe-Institut started in 2015 its international MOOC “Managing the Arts” that was especially developed for cultural managers. Now it announced the second edition of the online-course. This review from our Arts Management Newsletter No 122 may give you some impressions of the first round. The new one will have the focus “Cultural Organizations in Transition”. It takes up the question of how cultural institutions can make use of technological, cultural and economic processes of change for their own work. Chris Dercon will guide the participants through video lectures and case studies of cultural institutions in Bangkok, Berlin, Budapest and Lagos. Cultural managers and those interested in cultural work can register here for the 2016 free online course from now on until 13 April.
Goethe-Institutís International Forum on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy 2015: A new format for exchange and qualification
The first International Forum on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy, organized by Goethe-Institut, took place October 26 – November 6 in Munich, Germany. It brought together cultural experts from different regions of the world and cultural sectors for a two-week intensive exchange phase. During this time, the participants got the opportunity to discuss current issues of cultural management, policy and administration like artistic production, arts funding, audience development and community management, arts marketing and leadership. The global issues, ideas and skills brought forward during the forum reflect the opportunities and needs on professional competencies in the arts sector.
(picture: participants @ Impact Hub Munich. © Loredana La Rocca/ Goethe-Institut)