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.
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.
When Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay opened in 2002, we were very clear that as Singapore’s national performing arts centre, we would be more than just an arts venue. We wanted to help make the arts an important part of people’s lives. To do that, our programmes needed to connect with the country’s diverse audiences, we needed to make the arts accessible for everyone to enjoy, and we also had to nurture audiences of all ages and backgrounds to engage with the diversity of arts and culture. Our mission is to entertain, engage, educate and inspire. An article by Chua Lik Ling.
LOOP with the University of Barcelona presents the second edition of LOOP Studies, International Meeting Point for Cultural Managers, April 3-4. In the 2014 edition LOOP and the University of Barcelona will launch an international debate on trends within the management of cultural festivals, in particular: audience, funding and sustainability. Two days of conferences, round tables and professionals case studies to explore, discuss and imagine common strategies and create a space to think about new methodologies that can be relevant to reach sustainability and engage audience in the current context. LOOP Studies aims at contributing to innovation and creativity in the field of culture and at same time at creating a meeting point to develop synergies and collaboration opportunities between different agents in the cultural sector.
How an idea can be transformed into a special cultural project? What are the basics of cultural marketing, funding and European arts management?
Answers are given during the 2nd edition of the Ulm Danube School for Arts Management that will take place from 6th July to 20th July 2014 in Ulm, Germany. It addresses young arts managers from Danube countries and will be led by Prof. Dr. Armin Klein (Ludwigsburg) and Dr. Patrick S. Föhl (Berlin).