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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 produção 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
This Handbook and its Toolkit explain ‘cultural heritage first aid’: the immediate and interdependent actions taken to stabilise and reduce risks to endangered tangible and intangible cultural heritage, with the aim of promoting its recovery. Through a field-tested, three-step framework, it establishes when and how to protect endangered cultural heritage, and indicates all those who could assist in such operations. The steps and workflows provided can be adapted to different types of emergencies and their specific contexts.
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM); Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, 2018-10-01
Scott Anfinson’s Practical Heritage Management provides a comprehensive overview of American cultural resource management (CRM) and historic preservation. It is a textbook designed for all levels of students in archaeology, history, and architecture departments. The format follows the logical progression of a semester course, with each of the 14 chapters designed as the primary reading for each week in a semester. The book provides a detailed overview of the structure, historic background, important laws, and important governmental and professional players in the various American heritage management systems (federal, state, local, private).
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018-09-14
We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn’t seen since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together and find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done?

In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Interweaving his own research with examples from around the globe, Klinenberg shows how "social infrastructure” is helping to solve some of our most pressing societal challenges. Richly reported and ultimately uplifting, Palaces for the People offers a blueprint for bridging our seemingly unbridgeable divides.
Crown, 2018-09-11
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
Cultural Policy Yearbook is an international, peer reviewed publication, producing high-quality, original research published by the Cultural Policy and Management Research Centre (KPY) at stanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi.
• Introduction – Milena Dragicevic Šešic, Jonathan Vickery
• The Mainstreaming of Right-Wing Populism in Europe – Ayhan Kaya
• Eurocentrism in European Arts Management – Raphaela Henze
• The Rhetoric of Cultural Development and Paradox of Populism in Cultural Policy – Ana Žuvela and Dea Vidovic
• Culture, Populism and the Public: New Labour’s Early Policy Innovations and a Paradigm creation of a Social Instrumentalism – Jonathan Vickery
• The EBBS and Flows of Arts and Culture Policy: The South African Experience – Mike van Graan
• A conceptual framework on right and left-wing populist cultural policies: similitudes and differences from the Argentina case – Mariano Martín Zamorano and Lluís Bonet
• The populist 2017 Electoral Campaign and Cultural Policy: A Case Study of the Return of “Outcast” Željko Kerum onto the Croatian Political Scene – Marko Mustapic, Benjamin Perasovic, Augustin Derado
• Politics of Populism: Power and Protest in the Global Age – Evren Balta, Soli Özel
• Maze of Choices: Art in Public Spaces Between Politics and Creative Practices – Elona Lubyté
• Value of Arts and Curatorial Agency in the Post-political: Condition: Creative Europe towards Economic Core Aims – Ana Letunic
• Why God Loves the Dreams of Serbian Artists or Art and Culture on the Battleground of Populism – Stevan Vukovic OPEN SPACE (Editor: Gökçe Derviolu Okandan)
• Questions on Institutions – Vasf Kortun
• Creative Platforms: Global Phenomenon, Local Examples and Lessons – Emre Erbirer
• Cultural Policy as Historical Ontology: On the Governmentalization of Art – Berndt Clavier, Asko Kauppinen
The book can be bought on the publishers website:
Iletisim Publishing, 2018-09-01
This book highlights the change-making capacity of culture by exploring the intellectual and practical interventions of "courageous citizens." These citizens can be thinkers, artists, activists and collectives―those whose thoughts, ideas and actions play a pivotal role in the struggle for just societies. It is these change-makers who, through their everyday actions, work toward a collective future and complex societal reconfigurations.
Looking back at the past decade, this book identifies three themes which have been, and continue to be, relevant to social change: identity and diversity; culture, communities and democracies; and solidarity and fragmentation. It shows how courageous citizens have activated the cycles of thinking and rethinking, doing and changing, which have altered the way we view the world. Combining theoretical perspectives with case studies, this book aims to demonstrate the potential of culture to generate positive social change.
Valiz, 2018-08-21
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
Focusing on the practices and politics of heritage-making at the individual and the local level, this book uses a wide array of international case studies to argue for their potential not only to disrupt but also to complement formal heritage-making in public spaces. Providing a much-needed clarion call to reinsert the individual as well as the transient into more collective heritage processes and practices, this strong contribution to the field of Critical Heritage Studies offers insight into benefits of the ‘heritage from below approach’ for researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2018-07-27
This book analyses the relationship between creative and cultural industries, local economic development and entrepreneurship from a global perspective. In so doing, it investigates the evolving paradigm of creative industries and creative entrepreneurship and their related economy over time. Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship explores cultural and creative economics, management, entrepreneurship, international business, and urban and regional sciences, in both developed and newly emerging countries. The authors provide a framework to understand the evolving paradigm of creative industries and creative entrepreneurship while highlighting the distinction between `first generation countries' such as the US, Canada, Australia and Europe, and `second generation countries' in Asia, South America and North Africa. By adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the book develops a comprehensive overview of the composite phenomenon of the creative economy and its relationship with entrepreneurship. This inter-disciplinary work will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in creative industries, the creative economy and entrepreneurship, in addition to policy makers and managers within these areas. Readers will find an up-to-date presentation of existing and new research perspectives in these domains.
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2018-05-25
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