The creative and cultural industries are a dynamic and rapidly expanding field of enterprise. Yet all too often the dominant narrative about arts organisations is one of crisis, collapse, and closure. This edited collection seeks to challenge that narrative through pursuing a focus on organisational success in the management of creative and cultural organizations.
This book offers a robust and in depth analysis of nine international case studies exploring how different organisations have achieved their objectives through effectively managing their resources. Spanning a broad cross section of the cultural sector including Theatres, Multi-Arts Venues; Performing Arts Companies; Museums and Galleries; and Festivals and Events, these cases highlight the importance of examining an individual organisations success in relation to its environmental context, revealing not only how arts organisations work in practice, but also providing inspiration and encouragement for those wishing to emulate such success.
With an explicit focus on examining theory in practice, this unique collection will be of great interest to students, academics, and practitioners alike. While traditional approaches have often been overly theoretical, this pragmatic approach will help students to gain a richer understanding of how to manage cultural and creative organisations more effectively.
Routledge, 2018-10-15
Arts and Cultural Management: Sense and Sensibilities in the State of the Field opens a conversation that is much needed for anyone identifying arts management or cultural management as primary areas of research, teaching, or practice. In the evolution of any field arises the need for scrutiny, reflection, and critique, as well as to display the advancements and diversity in approaches and thinking that contribute to a discipline’s forward progression. While no one volume could encompass all that a discipline is or should be, a representational snapshot serves as a valuable benchmark.
This book is addressed to those who operate as researchers, scholars, and practitioners of arts and cultural management. Driven by concerns about quality of life, globalization, development of economies, education of youth, the increasing mobility of cultural groups, and many other significant issues of the twenty-first century, governments and individuals have increasingly turned to arts and culture as means of mitigating or resolving tough policy issues. For their growth, arts and culture sectors depend on people in positions of leadership and management who play a significant role in the creation, production, exhibition, dissemination, interpretation, and evaluation of arts and culture experiences for publics and policies. Less than a century old as a formal field of inquiry, however, arts and cultural management has been in flux since its inception. What is arts and cultural management? remains an open question. A comprehensive literature on the discipline, as an object of study, is still developing. This State of the Discipline offers a benchmark for those interested in the evolution and development of arts and cultural management as a branch of knowledge alongside more established disciplines of research and scholarship.
Routledge, 2018-10-02
L'imaginaire transforme un lieu neutre en destination touristique. On redécouvre aujourd'hui ce fait anthropologique d'importance, longtemps négligé par les analystes. Or la mise en tourisme du patrimoine use des thèmes récurrents de l'authenticité, de l'identité culturelle, si ce n'est de l'ethnicité. Cette idéologie, prédominante dans le discours sur le patrimoine culturel, entraîne de nombreux malentendus. Cependant, l'apparition de la notion de patrimoine immatériel, en indiquant que le patrimoine échappe aux seuls critères de l'histoire et de l'art, invite à une nouvelle analyse socio-anthropologique des notions de culture, de tourisme et des politiques qui les concernent.
Presses universitaires de France, 2018-08-16
Since its first edition in 1987, Fundamentals continues to offer a useful refresher to the basics as well as new understanding regarding how to integrate and gain support for the arts in the social, economic, and cultural fabric of communities. Now in its 5th edition, Fundamentals of Arts Management updates and expands what has become a primary and trusted reference book for arts managers and students of arts administration, as well as programmers who wish to incorporate the arts in human service, education, and a range of other community organizations.

Anchoring the book are eleven tried and true chapters providing principles and best practices for managing and governing community arts organizations; raising funds; and presenting, promoting, and evaluating arts programs. Four new chapters cover fundamentals of personnel management, writing successful funding proposals, advocating effectively for the arts, and maximizing the arts role in the economic development of communities. Nationally recognized leaders and authors in the community arts field offer historical and contemporary context regarding the role of the arts in community, as well as insights about arts education and cultural accesstwo important dimensions of local arts agencies work.

Also new are Online Companions to several chapters. Easily accessed Online Companions offer expanded exploration of subject matter; worksheets and other practical tools that can be downloaded and used or adapted; and valuable resource listings that point to organizations, publications, and websites.

Fundamentals of Arts Management is published by the Arts Extension Service with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bill and Sally Venman Community Arts Endowment Fund and the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

400 pages + online companion

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UMASS Outreach Bookstore, 2018-08-16
Holy Moly Mackeroly is a self-published memoir: a storytelling-style reflection about my process of creating a home-based art business and life experiences that I feel are connected to that journey.

It is all words with very few pictures, so if you want to see my artwork, thanks for your interest! You can learn about my carving and stamping techniques in my second book, published by North Light Books: Art Stamping Workshop is also available at

I believed in writing Holy Moly Mackeroly that there was a place for such a book. That belief was based on my experiences of giving talks over the years on how I started with three rubber stamps, made 18 bookmarks (which my Mom sold for me in Santa Fe), and over time created a greeting card and art business that expanded exponentially. I have had an active card account at the Smithsonian since 1994 and have gone on to become a published artist and writer in major art and craft publications.

But more importantly to me, since this book was published in 2002, a community of artist-friends has emerged, beginning with the creation of an online group, started by a visionary reader. Our group is active in art and dedicated in friendships. We have gone way beyond the book as individuals and together in ways I never could have imagined possible when I began writing.

I believe in the value of storytelling. I believed enough in the value of what others have taught and given to me over the years that I gambled in a huge way to create this book as author, publisher, distributor, cover artist, the works. The experience of immersing yourself in the entire process is incredibly rewarding.

I am grateful to people all over the world - they have read my book and shared their stories with me. If this is your kind of book, I hope you enjoy it! There is a Chinese Proverb that is my guiding principle: "A thousand mile journey begins with one step." Taking one step gets you to a whole new place. Are you ready?

Paperback: 280 pages

Publisher: Mesa Point Publishing (June 17, 2002)
First Guide for Buying & Selling World's Most Expensive Art

KunstAM GmbH, Austria released Skate's Art Investment Handbook, an unbiased investment guide to buying and selling the world's most expensive art, in October 2006. The book was first released in Russia with sponsorship from Deutsche Bank in 2005 after being written as a guide for Russia's newly wealthy, who are currently among the art world's most significant buyers. After selling out within six months of publication there, it was expanded to serve a broader international market.

Skate's Art Investment Handbook demystifies the process of art investing and suggests an approach as to how rational investment strategies can be employed, as well as cases when such strategies for various reasons do not work. Using a combination of proprietary editorial and aggregated statistical data, Skate's Art Investment Handbook describes a rational approach to investing in art with valuation drivers and market statistics, an analysis of how the art market compares to other investment markets, and a special supplement carrying the ratings of the worlds 1000 most expensive artworks and 50 most valuable artists.
Kunst AM, 2018-08-16
Shane Simpson's book 'Music Business' was originally published in 1994 and has been an invaluable reference tool and guide for, not only the experienced players in the industry, but also a 'must-read' for anyone interested in forging a career in the challenging, hazardous and rewarding music industry. After selling out its initial 6000 copy print runs, 'Music Business' has been fully updated and completely rewritten with the latest changes, expanded to enhance previous topics as well as take up new technologies and industry issues. Plus it's added over 150 pages to the initial edition to incorporate the array of changes in the entertainment industry as it affects music. Shane Simpson is the principal of Simpson's Solicitors, a firm specialising in intellectual property, media, arts, entertainment and new technology law. He has been a barrister, legal academic and a professional musician.
Omnibus Press, 2018-08-16
Creative Europe: On Governance and Management of Artistic Creativity in Europe

An ERICarts Report to the NEF
Prepared by: Danielle Cliche, Ritva Mitchell, Andreas Wiesand
in co-operation with Ilka Heiskanen (FinnEkvit) and
Luca Dal Pozzolo (Fondazione Fitzcarraldo)

ARCult Media, 2018-08-16
This book presents up-to-date information about museums and museology in present-day Asia, focusing on Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Thailand.Asian countries today have developed or are developing their own museology and museums, which are not simple copies of European or North American models. This book provides readers with carefully chosen examples of museum activitiesfor example, exhibition and sharing information, database construction, access to and conservation of museum collections, relationships between museums and local communities, and international cooperation in the field of cultural heritage. Readers are expected to include museum professionals and museology students.Throughout the course of this book, the reader will understand that a museum is not only a place for collecting, representing, and preserving cultural heritage but also plays a fundamental role in community development. This book is highly recommended to readers who seek a worldwide vision of museum studies.The peer-reviewed chapters in this volume are written versions of the lectures delivered by selected speakers at the international symposium "New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology" held in February 2015 at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan.
Springer, 2018-08-04
This book contributes to a better understanding of the role of culture in achieving sustainability, focusing on the particular roles for cultural policy in this context. Cultural sustainability is conceptualized as the sustainability of cultural and artistic practices and patterns, and to the role of cultural traits and actions to inform and compose part of the pathways towards more sustainable societies. The links between culture and sustainable development are analysed in ways that articulate and contemplate different roles for cultural policy. The contributors take up the concerns and perspectives of international, national, and local authorities and actors, illuminating ways in which these multi-scale efforts both intersect and diverge. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Cultural Policy. Hardcover, 116 pages.
Routledge, 2018-05-16
This book focuses on cultural tourism as it develops into the second decade of the new millennium. It presents recent hospitality and tourism research findings from various sources, including academic researchers and scholars, industry professionals, government and quasi-government officials, and other key industry practitioners. It discusses the latest tourism industry trends and identifies gaps in the research from a pragmatic and applied perspective. It includes specific chapters on innovation in tourism, the virtual visitor, cross-cultural visions of digital collections, heritage and museum management in the digital era, cultural and digital tourism policy, marketing and governance, social media, emerging technologies and e-tourism and many other topics of contemporary significance in global hospitality and tourism. The book is edited in collaboration with the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACuDiT) and includes the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cultural and Digital Tourism.
Springer, 2018-03-17
This Toolkit examines how historical links between countries, different political contexts, technical infrastructure and skills, freedom to travel, living and working conditions, aesthetics, traditions, and of course financial resources, can influence expectations and engagement, when it comes to international and intercultural activities. Combining case studies and theoretical references, the text provides food for thought and practical tools to artists and cultural professionals, and hopes to feed the discussion between policy-makers and funders, with the overall aim to contribute to more equal, meaningful and enriching international artistic collaborations.
The toolkit can be downloaded for free at the IETM website:
IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts, 2018-03-01
There is a wealth of resources available, both online and offline, to inform, advise and support artists and cultural professionals on how to pursue their careers without neglecting their role as individuals, parents, partners and citizens, and on how to reflect their (artistic) values. Harder to find, though, is ones path among all those resources. For this reason, this book answers the most frequently asked questions by professionals in the sector and gathered comprehensive replies in an accessible language, based on sound theoretical knowledge combined with practical experience of the field.
Art and the Challenge of Markets Volumes 1 & 2 examine the politics of art and culture in light of the profound changes that have taken place in the world order since the 1980s and 1990s. The contributors explore how in these two decades, the neoliberal or market-based model of capitalism started to spread from the economic realm to other areas of society. As a result, many aspects of contemporary Western societies increasingly function in the same way as the private enterprise sector under traditional market capitalism. Hardcover, 348 pages.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018-01-27
Offering a negative definition of art in relation to the concept of culture, this book establishes the concept of art/culture to describe the unity of these two fields around named-labour, idealised creative subjectivity and surplus signification. Contending a conceptual and social reality of a combined art/culture , this book demonstrates that the failure to appreciate the dynamic totality of art and culture by its purported negators is due to almost all existing critiques of art and culture being defences of a true art or culture against inauthentic manifestations, and art thus ultimately restricting creativity to the service of the bourgeois commodity regime. While the evidence that art/culture enables commodification has long been available, the deduction that art/culture itself is fundamentally of the world of commodification has failed to gain traction. By applying a nuanced analysis of both commodification and the larger systems of ideological power, the book considers how the surplus of art/culture is used to legitimate the bourgeois status quo rather than unravel it. It also examines possibilities for a post-art/culture world based on both existing practices that challenge art/culture identity as well as speculations on the integration of play and aesthetics into general social life. An out-and-out negation of art and culture, this book offers a unique contribution to the cultural critique landscape.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2018-01-13
The book "Cultural Diplomacy: The art, festivals and geopolitics" represents an original contribution not only to the study of the impact of arts and festivals on international relations, but also to the practical aspects of interdependence of cultural policy and cultural diplomacy. Published by the Desk Creative Europe Serbia and the Faculty of Dramatic Ar¬ts in Belgrade, it provides a comprehensive insight into the historical and contemporary aspects of cross-cultural encounters and cultural exchanges in the world political realm. This international publication, edited by prof. Dr. Milena Dragievi ei in collaboration with Dr. Ljiljana Roga Mijatovi and Dr. Nina Mihaljinac contains contributions of authors that problematize from different perspectives the changing nature of cultural diplomacy from a Cold War paradigm of international relations, "soft power" to present global interdependence and bottom-up cultural diplomacy of new independent cultural agents. Authors from the UK to South Africa, Argentina and Turkey write about the challenges of the modern multi-/ unipolar situation, which are deepened by the economic crisis and migration on the one hand, and political populism on the other.
A PDF of the book is available for free:
Arts management as a profession has a long history although as an academic discipline it started to emerge as late as in 1960s. In Finland, arts management education begin in the 1990s and this book provides insights into the contested and contradictory field of arts management in Finland and abroad through academic articles and more practically oriented cases. Hence, the publication is also a celebration of the arts management education in Finland, particularly at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki where the Arts Management Masters Degree Programme has been taught already for 20 years. The programme has educated professionals to the wide field of arts management and the book aims to broaden the understanding of arts management as a discipline and as a practice. 158 pages.
This book explains and critically examines how arts managers from more than 40 countries across the world respond to the various phenomena of globalisation, digitalisation and migration. It also analyses the manner in which cultural institutions become more international in nature. Real-life case studies and experiences from numerous practitioners as well as an international comparison of those specific challenges and opportunities illuminate how practicing in international and transcultural contexts is now inevitable. This book presents the basic concepts, theories and terminology required for this kind of work in addition to providing an overview of the daily tasks and challenges involved. It will be of interest to practicing and aspiring arts managers who wish to develop a further understanding of the complex way in which the field is developing.
Springer VS, 2017-11-20
What is the social value of cultural heritage? Is it important economically? Is it worth investing in or subsidising cultural heritage projects? Can heritage really be called a strategic resource for the 21st century? The authors of the articles in this, the first publication to examine the impact of cultural heritage on its socio-economic environment in Central Europe, seek answers to these very questions. The book features a cross-sectional analysis of the theoretical potential of heritage, along with nine case studies. The subjects of these studies are historic sites (historic city centres, castles, manorial complexes, a factory, a mill, a barracks, and a parish hall) in Belarus, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia, as well as one example of intangible heritage classical music festivals staged in Czechia. Some of them are presentations of exemplary projects by local authorities or private investors in the field of leveraging heritage for local development, but there are also negative examples showing wasted opportunities. Pages: 264
Engaging Stages is a hands-on guide for theatre makers and creative leaders to inform and inspire about strategic approaches to public engagement. Published by the Theatron Engaging Stages Network Europe, it contains 30 contributions and case studies from 17 leading performing arts organisations in 10 European countries. The book provides 30 answers to 6 key questions: What is an Engaging Stage and Why Should We Become One? Inspirations for Creating & Staging Engaging Productions - How to Connect to Our Communities On and Off Stage - More Than 'Just' Culture: Actively Engaging in Public Life - New Tools for Engagement - The Need for Change: A Bigger Picture. The 220-page book includes contributions from: Aarhus Teater (DK) - Bunker (SI) - deSingel International Arts Campus (BE) - Det Norske Teatret (NO) - HELLERAU European Center for the Arts Dresden (DE) - Nationaltheater Mannheim (DE) - National Theatre Wales (UK) - Royal Danish Theatre (DK) - Sadler's Wells (UK) - Sheffield Theatres (UK) - Staatsschauspiel Dresden (DE) - ThEAtre de Gennevilliers (FR) - Theatro Municipal do Porto (PT) - Toneelhuis Antwerp (BE) - Trafo (HU) - TR Warszawa (PL) - Young Vic Theatre (UK)
DaVinci Institute Editions, 2017-10-17