2018-09-25
Call for Papers

AIMAC International Association of Arts and Cultural Management Conference 2019

AIMAC 2019 will be hosted in Venice, Italy, from June 23 - 26 2019. Researchers are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations. The International Journal of Arts Management will consider with interest submissions made by conference participants in the Journal following the conference. Abstracts must be uploaded, through the conference website, no later than October 31st, 2018.
As one of the most prestigious academic conference in art and cultural management, AIMAC, the International Association of Arts and Cultural Management, has been held successfully for fourteen times during the last three decades. AIMAC conferences address all the dimension of management perspectives and every sector of cultural and creative industries. They have a real international dimension, providing opportunities to share experiences and lessons from dozens of countries, yet where no tradition, linguistic area or geographical area is predominant.
 
Proposals from any relevant discipline will be considered, provided they make an original academic contribution to the study of cultural management. This scientific conference will address various sectors of the arts and cultural industries (performing arts and festivals, heritage, museums and visual arts, film production and distribution, book publishing, recording, broadcasting, audio-visual media and multimedia, design, etc.). Papers on all management approaches are welcome: marketing, strategic planning, production, organizational structure and behavior, art consumption and consumer studies, accounting and finance, internet and information systems, cultural policies and public support and so on. Papers from social scientists are also welcome if they focus on management issues.
 
The organizers are also interested in art and art management talents cultivation, their roles and contributions to arts and cultural industries as a whole. They welcome all kinds of papers that connect academic researches with broader practical and industrial context in this field.
 
Themes include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Strategic marketing
  • Product and brand management
  • Strategic management and planning
  • Corporate finance strategies
  • Corporate communication strategies
  • Business models
  • Cultural entrepreneurship
  • Organizational behavior
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Fundraising, patronage and sponsorship
  • Governance
  • Cultural public policies
  • Cultural diversity and management
  • Creative cities and regions
  • Art and management talent cultivation
  • Creative and cultural industries
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Art and cultural consumption
  • Consumer behavior
  • Internationalization
  • Cultural agency for social intervention
Instructions for Abstracts
 
Abstracts for the 15th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC) should follow the guidelines below. Abstracts must be uploaded, through the conference website, no later than October 31st, 2018. Authors will be informed of acceptance in January 2019.
 
All documents, abstracts and papers should be written in English. So do oral presentations. All abstracts must be from 1000 and 1500 words (edited in accordance with these guidelines). Paper should be submitted in MS Word format. For details, please check the comprehensive call for papers.
 
At the end of the conference, Best Paper Awards will be granted to the best contributions. In addition, the International Journal of Art Management (IJAM) will offer the best papers the opportunity to be submitted for publication.
 
Doctoral Symposium
 
Ph.D students who wish to submit and present their doctoral studies paper can join the third AIMAC conference doctoral workshop in Beijing, China. The organiozers welcome papers from all over the world! Applicants from a broad range of disciplines and approaches in arts management are encouraged to submit. Proposals on all management approaches are welcome: marketing, strategic planning, production, organizational structure and behavior, social media, art consumption and consumer studies, accounting and finance, internet and information systems, cultural policies and public support and so on.
 
The AIMAC 2019 Doctoral Symposium will offer interactive discussions and presentations from eminent professors, and early and mi-career researchers who are used to guiding students through their doctoral journey.
 
During parallel sessions, each participant will present his/her work for fifteen minutes and address epistemological, methodological or theoretical issues; and take part in ten minutes of discussion with professors.
 
There will be an award for Best Doctoral Research project, based on the presentation at the doctoral colloquium (argument presented in slides; argument presented orally in support of slides); and written submission to the doctoral symposium.
It will be announced during the Plenary Session- Closing ceremony on June 26th, 2019.
 
Awards will be made according to the following criteria:
  • Originality, novelty and creativity
  • Clarity of the problem
  • Rigor and appropriateness of the methodological approach to the research question
  • Potential contribution to research in arts and cultural Management
  • Writing style
  • Presentation style
  • Clarity of slides (including ease of reading; lack of visual or verbal clutter)
  • Quality of references
Proposal Submissions
 
Doctoral students wishing to present a paper at the doctoral workshop must submit an initial extended abstract in ENGLISH of their proposal in the format required in the guidelines after the abstract is revised, a revised extended abstract of their proposal in the format required in the guidelines.
 
The extended abstract will focus on the following:
 
  • the context in which the study is taking place
  • a brief literature review
  • the research question that emerges from the literature
  • the focus can be theoretical, methodological and /or empirical, depending on the progress made in doctoral study by the applicant.
Applications from doctoral students in their first, second or third year of doctoral study or those whose thesis is already well under way but not yet finished are particularly encouraged to apply. Academic organizers of the doctoral workshop select proposals according to the following criteria:
 
  • Originality and novelty
  • Clarity of the problem
  • Rigor and appropriateness of the methodological approach to the research question
  • Creativity
  • Quality and completeness of references
  • Potential contribution to research in management of arts and culture
  • Writing style
It must also comply with the guidelines on the form and layout (see template for doctoral workshop presentation).
 
Participants will be selected based on their application and notified of their acceptance. AIMAC 2019 doctoral symposium participants are required to pay their AIMAC entrance fees, which allow them to take part in the AIMAC 2019 conference following the doctoral workshop. Deadline for submitting application is October 31, 2018.