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Culture and creativity are important drivers of development and innovation in the world, where culture can promote the well-being of people, communities and territories.
European Foundation Centre , 2019-03-19
This book explores the character of cultural governance of arts and cultural institutions in eight countries across five continents. Examining strategy and decision-making at an organisational level, this is the first empirical contribution on cultural policy and management, revealing how it is applied across the globe in otherwise unexplored countries. Concerned with the assumption that `one-size fits all', the chapter authors analyse how cultural governance is managed within arts organizations in a range of countries to assess whether some locations are trying to apply unsuitable models. The chapters aim to discover and assess new practices to benefit the understanding of cultural governance and the arts sector which have as yet been excluded from the literature. As a collection of local accounts, this book offers a broad and rich perspective on managing cultural governance around the world.
Springer, 2019-02-04
A Research Agenda for Cultural Economics explores the degree of progress and future directions for the field. An international range of contributors examine thoroughly matters of data quality, statistical methodology and the challenge of new developments in technology. This book is ideal for both emerging researchers in cultural economics and experienced practitioners. It is also relevant to workers in other fields such as cultural policy, public policy, media studies and digital economics.
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2019-01-25
A Restless Art is about community and participatory art. It’s about what those practices are, how people think about them, why they’re done and what happens as a result. It’s called ‘a restless art’ because this work is unstable, changing and contested. It involves a range of ideas and practices. It crackles with artistic, political, ethical and philosophical tensions that give participatory art life, energy and creativity. They are what make it matter in people’s lives.
 
Click here to download a free PDF of "A Restless Art":
 
https://arestlessart.files.wordpress.com/2019/03/2019-a-restless-art.pdf
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2019-01-18
In the early years of the Cold War, Western nations increasingly adopted strategies of public diplomacy involving popular music. While the diplomatic use of popular music was initially limited to such genres as jazz, the second half of the twentieth century saw a growing presence of various popular genres in diplomatic contexts, including rock, punk, reggae, and hip-hop. This volume illuminates the interrelation of popular music and public diplomacy from a transnational and transdisciplinary angle. The contributions argue that, as popular music has been a crucial factor in international relations, its diplomatic use has substantially impacted the global musical landscape of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Transcript Verlag, 2019-01-15
This book examines and shares concrete and specific strategies and policies for doing liberal arts education in a wide range of contexts. It deepens readers’ understanding of the processes of adopting interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to the development and teaching of liberal arts courses, integrating diversity and inclusion in policies and practices of liberal arts education, and institutionalizing evidence-based policy making. Moreover, it provides educators and policymakers with practical guidelines on how to incorporate core values of liberal arts education.
Springer, 2018-12-10
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
In this pocket publication Flanders Arts Institute examines new ways of working internationally in the arts. Joris Janssens collects insights and light bulb moments from the research & development trajectory (Re)framing the International. For many years, working internationally has been self-evident in music, visual arts and performing arts. But discomfort is growing. With the economic pressure, inequality and precarity are increasing. Geopolitical turbulences and ecological concerns strip our assumptions of their innocence.
 
How to understand these trends? What is the actual value and significance of working internationally in the arts, in a shifting societal context? Which frictions and contradictions occur? Which answers or alternatives are being developed? How can we imagine new ways of working internationally?
 
 
In the series of kunstenpockets Flanders Arts Institute shares insights from current research projects.
Flandern Arts Institute, 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
For the Goethe-Institut as the initiator of cultural programmes, sustainability and resource management in cultural work is an important issue. With its collection of strategies and tools, the Inspirador is a useful collection of ideas for sustainable cultural management.
 
It encourages users to try new paths and inspires them to think about sustainable work methods. The guideline has no claims to completeness or universal validity: It operates under a CC-license (CC BY-SA), which means that it allows an unlimited number of other Inspiradors to be created. Culture workers can use it to record other initiatives that could serve as examples of a creative, inclusive and sustainable practise in culture management.
 
 
 
 
The Inspirador does not only promote sustainability in the sense of protecting nature and the environment, it also looks at working relations or the city itself and includes collaborative and fair working methods. And, as its name suggests, the guideline wants to inspire. Since it aims to respect and promote specific local features, each language version provided new examples from the practise of cultural management that cover the realities in each respective country and region.
 
In 2015, the first version of the guideline was developed in Portuguese. The central questions of the guideline “Inspirador: dá para fazer produçăo cultural de outro jeito” were: How do culture managers make decisions about activities that don’t focus exclusively on the success of an event, but could also be models for a responsible way of dealing with the world? How can sustainability and the environment benefit from resource-efficient practises in cultural management?
 
Two years later, an updated version of the Inspirador was also published in English. “Inspirador 1.2: International guidelines for sustainable cultural management” lists strategies and tools from the field of cultural production and contains 48 examples to recreate, from developing a fair work schedule to communicating with the audience.
 
The third version has been available in German since 2018. In “Inspirador 1.3: Internationaler Leitfaden für ein nachhaltiges Kulturmanagement“, readers will find new as well as proven strategies and tools of economic cultural management. The guideline focuses on initiatives in Germany, such as Café Botanico, which grows around 200 kinds of plant for its own use, or Leaf Republic, a company that produces biodegradable plates and cutlery.
Goethe-Institut Sao Paulo, 2018-10-01
Many of us feel uneasy with the lack of recognition that our community, city, region or country receives internationally and with the stereotypes and outdated clichés by which "outsiders" define us. This has probably been the case for as long as man exists, but in today's world with its global connections and social media, it is becoming more apparent, more relevant and more frustrating; to citizens generally, but in particular to policy makers, public administrators, leaders and representatives in public, private and civil society sectors. Why this is so and what to do about it is the topic of this book. It is the first book to discuss the issue of community reputation in a manner that is accessible to all; free from any use of jargon, management terminology or unnecessary complexity. It argues that for communities to be admired, they need a sense of belonging and purpose in order to do amazing imaginative things befitting their character while captivating others. Imaginative initiatives are recognisably from somewhere and hence cut through the clutter in order to create community profile. The book contains examples from Austin, Barcelona, Bhutan, Den Bosch, Dubai, Egypt, Eindhoven, Estonia, Finland, Firenze (Florence), Kazakhstan, Lanzarote, Limburg (Maastricht Region), Oslo, Rome, The Hague, the United States of America and other communities. The book primarily aims to inspire readers and offer them a broad overview of an issue in modern society that is of interest and relevance to all of us: the reputation of our communities.
Reputo Press, 2018-09-10
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: https://www.ietm.org/en/system/files/publications/ietm_beyondcuriosityanddesire_2018.pdf
IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts, 2018-03-01
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
This book contributes to the debate on the emerging governance systems and management models of the cultural sector by means of a comparative analysis of significant case studies of public-private partnerships in Europe. The research focuses on the development of public-private collaborations over the last five decades and investigates the emergence of multi-stakeholder partnerships in the cultural and creative field. The results of the analysis are interpreted in light of the discussion on the need to create integrated cultural systems at a local level that bring together cultural organizations, public authorities, citizens and communities. These territorial cultural ecosystems could unlock the potential of the cultural and creative sector and stimulate new ways to promote the cultural identity of the territory, giving a new role to cultural and creative organizations.
PIE - Peter Lang, 2017-09-27
Introduction to Arts Management offers a unique, dynamic and savvy guide to managing a performing or visual arts organization, be that an arts center, theatre, museum, art gallery, symphony orchestra, or other arts company. For those training to enter the industry, workers in arts administration, or those seeking to set up their own company, the wealth of expert guidance and direct, accessible style of this authoritative manual will prove indispensable. 
 
Gathering best practices in strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and finance for the arts, the author shares practical, proven processes and valuable tools from his work with over 100 arts companies and professional experience producing over 100 music, dance, theatre and visual arts events. Unique features include:
 
· boilerplate guides for marketing and fundraising 
· a sample Board of Trustee contract
· specific budget checklists
· day-to-day working tools that can be immediately instituted in any arts organization
· resources at the end of each chapter designed to help readers consider and implement the strategies in their own practice. 
 
Interviews with arts leaders offer insights into the beginnings and growth of significant arts institutions, while examples based on real situations and successful arts organizations from both North America and Britain illustrate and underpin the strategic and practical advice. 
 
Expanded from the author's highly successful How to Run a Theatre, this edition offers both trainees and seasoned professionals the hands-on strategic leadership tools needed to create, build and nurture a successful career in the challenging world of arts administration and management.
Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017-09-21
As machine-readable data comes to play an increasingly important role in everyday life, researchers find themselves with rich resources for studying society. The novel methods and tools needed to work with such data require not only new knowledge and skills, but also a new way of thinking about best research practices. This book critically reflects on the role and usefulness of big data, challenging overly optimistic expectations about what such information can reveal; introducing practices and methods for its analysis and visualization; and raising important political and ethical questions regarding its collection, handling, and presentation. 272 pages, Hardcover.
Amsterdam University Press, 2017-07-26
Leadership Framed by Art uncovers the eye-opening parallel between modern art and business leadership. Iris Lavy shows how modern art can inspire influential and charismatic leadership. The refreshing takes this book offers will inspire the leaders-artists who make sure that the cogs of motivation, innovation and entrepreneurship continue to buzz as they color the old familiar boxes with out-of-the-box shades and hues.

Leadership Framed by Art breathes new life into the concept of leadership with innovative originality. The book sheds new colors on commonplace issues such as vision, change management and womens leadership by drawing inspiration from predominant artists and linking their ideas to the current world of management. Drawing on the wisdom of Bill Gates of Microsoft, Jack Dorsey of Twitter, Sheryl Sandberg, VCOO at Facebook, Jamie Dimon, CEO and Chair of JP Morgan Chase and countless other giants.

Iris Lavys thesis is clear and concise: Pablo Picasso or Andy Warhol were and still are cultural leaders. They ran counter to the accepted models of the time, promoted fresh thinking while breaking the boundaries to oppose blind obedience to norms. Modern artists called on their peers to follow them out and to gallop ahead on the high wire between consensus and the great unknown. This is exactly the kind of leadership needed in the current challenging and yet exciting business world arena of the 21st century. 182 pages, Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017-06-06
"Dr Lukasz Wroblewski's book Culture Management: Strategy and Marketing Aspects clearly recognises that the pressures on the cultural sector in the 21st Century are greater than ever before. Based on robust academic research within a practical industry context, this book addresses all the key issues related to marketing strategy and planning for the cultural industries. It will be an invaluable tool for managers, policy-makers and all those working in the creative and cultural world, and will help them to develop sound strategies for the future." Dr Kim Lehman Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania "Dr Wroblewski's book explains clearly what has changed to make the use of business models necessary, even in organizations which might have resisted in the past. Globalization has resulted in a population which understands and appreciates art and culture created in other countries. While it might be agreed that this is beneficial for society, it means that cultural arbitrators within a country no longer have the authority to dictate what is accepted as culture. Managers now understand that to gain the support of the public they must explain the benefits of consuming their cultural product." Dr Bonita M. Kolb Professor Emeritus of Lycoming College in Pennsylvania "A thoughtful and penetrating analysis of culture management addressing marketing strategies and cultural institutions. An important must read' book for those involved in this exciting sector." Prof Adrian Payne University of UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales; Logos Verlag Berlin; 194 pages
Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH, 2017-01-30
This book focuses on the relationships between the creative city principles and the planning approach introduced by the European Landscape Convention in order to identify best practices for the development of innovative cultural policies and new urban regeneration tools. The research is characterized by a cross-cutting approach to cultural heritage. It proposes a new model for the design of advanced cultural districts consisting of a benchmark methodology and a "toolbox" of spatial, economic and social indicators that can be used to build the necessary knowledge. Finally, having Sardinia Region (IT) as reference, the book offers a picture of programs and plans to which the methodology and the toolbox can be applied, outlining their potential impacts within cultural and spatial planning.
PIE - Peter Lang, 2016-11-29
International Entrepreneurship in the Arts focuses on teaching students, artists, and arts managers specific strategies for expanding creative ventures that are already successful domestically to an international audience. Varbanovas accessible writing outlines a systematic theoretical framework that guides the reader from generating an innovative idea and starting up an international arts enterprise to its sustainable international growth.

Applying concepts, models, and tools from international entrepreneurship theory and practice, Varbanova analyzes how these function within the unique setting of the arts and culture sector. The book covers:

- Domestic inception of an arts enterprise, followed by international expansion
- Starting up an international arts venture in the early stages of its inception
- Presenting an arts activity or project in a foreign country or region
- Financing a startup venture with international resources
- Implementing diverse models of international partnership
- Starting up an arts venture that is run by a multinational team
- Creating an art product with international dimension

The books 23 case studies and 54 short examples feature disciplines from fine arts and photography to music, theatre, and contemporary dance, and cover ventures in over 20 countries to provide students with practical insight into the issues and challenges facing real arts organizations. Aimed at students interested in the business aspects of arts and cultural ventures, it will also be of use to practitioners looking at ways to internationalize their own enterprises.
Routledge, 2016-10-04