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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: http://kultura.kreativnaevropa.rs/calls/CULTURAL%20DIPLOMACY%20web.pdf
2017-12-19
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.
2017-11-22
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
2017-11-02
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
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
Cultural policy intersects with political, economic, and socio-cultural dynamics at all levels of society, placing high and often contradictory expectations on the capabilities and capacities of the media, the fine, performing, and folk arts, and cultural heritage. These expectations are articulated, mobilised and contested at and across a global scale. As a result, the study of cultural policy has firmly established itself as a field that cuts across a range of academic disciplines, including sociology, cultural and media studies, economics, anthropology, area studies, languages, geography, and law. This Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy sets out to broaden the fields consideration to recognise the necessity for international and global perspectives. The book explores how cultural policy has become a global phenomenon. It brings together a diverse range of researchers whose work reveals how cultural policy expresses and realises common global concerns, dominant narratives, and geopolitical economic and social inequalities. The sections of the book address cultural policys relation to core academic disciplines and core questions, of regulations, rights, development, practice, and global issues. With a cross-section of country-by-country case studies, this comprehensive volume is a map for academics and students seeking to become more globally orientated cultural policy scholars.
Routledge, 2017-09-26
European cultural policy is based on the exchange of artists. It has devoted decades to the objective of encouraging dialogue and enabling cooperative production; especially between the countries of the so-called Global North and Global South. Cultural policy makers and agents in Europe, such as those working in cultural institutions and at the ministries responsible for cultural relations, constantly stress their claims of a dialogue of equals. However, if and how cultural cooperations really are in practice brought to life on equal terms is an open question.

Annika Hampel analyzes the working conditions of partnerships to understand how current artistic collaborations function, what structures and processes they involve, on what premises and within what frameworks the collaborators work, and what challenges they have to cope with.The foundation of her reflections are the experiences and insights of actors in cooperative projects who are responsible for the implementation of the goals of the European Cultural Policies in practice.

Annika Hampel uses five case studies, which offer insights across the spectrum of artistic cooperation, to display the wide range of Indo-German collaborations in the arts. From her analysis of the practical reality, Annika Hampel develops and proposes cultural and political measures to foster a new culture of international cooperation on an equal footing. The author shows how to minimize power relations, promote cultural diversity, and exploit the underused potential of cooperative work. 284 pages, P.I.E-Peter Lang S.A., Éditions Scientifiques Internationales; New edition.
PIE - Peter Lang, 2017-08-31
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
'Evaluation' - one of the key words in national, European and international cultural policies - is considered with mixed feelings by practitioners: as a burdensome and pointless process, as a meaningful tool for self-improvement, or as something in-between. This toolkit aims to guide you through the key steps of evaluation, whether you have chosen to do it yourself or if a funder or decision-maker asks you to do so and provides you with pre-conceived tools. In the first case, this toolkit can help you to design, carry out and use the evaluation; in the second, it can help you to identify the risks and traps along the way, and to control the process. The book can be downloaded by the link below.
2017-07-20
This book focuses on innovations in culture having the potential to drive overall development. It analyses public policies and offers inspiring examples of innovations in culture which solve various societal problems as well as recommendations for public policies. The culturinno effect (culture + innovations), thus presents evidence of the inherent power culture has in fostering development. The volume leads us through the role of culture in different concepts of development, providing the theoretical and historical context of development and theory of change. Analysis of theoretical cultural policy models is followed by practical examples of innovations in culture, culminating in a text that is a must have for innovative decision makers ready to respond to the challenges of today as well as students, artists and cultural workers who are prepared to offer a new view on arts/culture. 112 pages, Hardcover.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017-07-14
Cultural managers are increasingly engaged ininternational projects; they work in international art festivals, globalcompanies of the creative industries, or international tourism. They areinvolved in cultural diplomacy and cultural development cooperation; andmoreover, in times of an increasing worldwide migration, cultural managers areengaged in moderating intercultural change management processes in their owncountries. How is internationalization influencingcultural management? Is there a tendency towards harmonization of managementpractices due to cultural globalization? How do cultural managers from different worldregions describe their working conditions also in terms of cultural policy, andwhich differences can be observed? What are the main challenges of internationalcultural cooperation, which competencies are needed for working ininternational and intercultural contexts, and which training concepts ininternational cultural management proved to be successful? These questions are investigated on the basisof a world wide survey of cultural managers. 244 pages
Georg Olms Verlag AG, 2017-07-01
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
This book offers a concise, rigorous presentation of the economic fundamentals of the music industry in particular and the music economy in general. It highlights the economic principles that govern the music business as an economic good protected by copyright law. The book examines the core sectors of the industry music publishing, sound recording, the live music market, and secondary markets such as advertising and merchandising and shows how they operate together. It includes analysis of the income streams of musicians and the wider music lobby. The impact of digitization and the economic relevance of new digital formats is given special attention download services, streaming platforms, mobile music providers, cloud music services as well as music recognition and recommendation systems are all discussed. The book shows how a combination of established publishers (Universal, Sony/ATV, Warner/Chappell), new promoters (LiveNation), and a new generation of music providers (Apple, Google, Amazon) has created a heady mix of competing and collaborative economic models. Throw in the problem of piracy and ever-changing consumer behavior and, the author shows, we have one of the most dynamic and fascinating business sectors in the world. Paperback: 208 pages
Agenda Publishing, 2017-05-25
"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 groundbreaking Handbook brings together leading international experts in creativity and culture research to provide an overview of current debates. It showcases the wealth of topics, approaches and definitions specific for this new, interdisciplinary field within creativity research. The theoretical and methodological innovations emerging from the joint study of creativity and culture highlight the role of creativity within today's innovation-based, multicultural societies.

Drawing on theoretical and empirical reflections, including case studies from different continents and different creative domains, this Handbook provides a truly global outlook on current creativity research within an emergent, interdisciplinary field. This variety is highlighted by the Handbook's structure as it is divided into five sections: Creativity and Culture in the Psychology of Creativity; Creativity in Socio-Cultural Psychology; Creativity in Cultural Context; Creativity and Culture in Applied Domains; Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Creativity and Culture. These sections provide a clear overview of the debates and questions of this research area as contributors share their interest in creativity not only as an individual but also a social and cultural phenomenon, and in culture as both the foundation and outcome of creative action.

The Handbook will be an essential resource for researchers, particularly those based in social science and humanities disciplines. Hardcover, 782 pages.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2017-01-21
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
This book places the study of public support for the arts and culture within the prism of public policy making. It is explicitly comparative in casting cultural policy within a broad sociopolitical and historical framework. Given the complexity of national communities, there has been an absence of comparative analyses that would explain the wide variability in modes of cultural policy as reflections of public cultures and cultural identity. The discussion is internationally focused and interdisciplinary. Mulcahy contextualizes a wide variety of cultural policies and their relation to politics and identity by asking a basic question: who gets their heritage valorized and by whom is this done? The fundamental assumption is that culture is at the heart of public policy as it defines national identity and personal value.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-11-23
This book develops important new insights into the conditions that enable effective collaborations between arts and humanities researchers and SMEs in the creative economy. Drawing on the work of Creativeworks London, an AHRC-funded Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy, this is an in-depth study of how co-created and collaborative research projects work on the ground and will be of immense value to all these audiences. Chapters by researchers and practitioners examine a range of collaborative research projects supported by Creativeworks Londons vouchers, which cover a large number of creative industry sectors and academic disciplines. The book identifies key learning from these projects that has wider relevance for academics, funders, policy makers, and SMEs in the creative economy.

Morag Shiach is Professor of Cultural history at Queen Mary University of London, UK, where she is also Director of Creativeworks London and Vice-Principal for Humanities and Social Sciences. Her publications include Modernism, Labour and Selfhood in British Literature and Culture; Feminism and Cultural Studies; Hélène Cixous: A Politics of Writing; and Discourse on Popular Culture.

Dr. Virani obtained his PhD from Kings College London, UK. He is a full time researcher for Creativeworks London research project at Queen Mary University of London, UK. His research interests include the role of knowledge in the cultural economy, artistic knowledge within locally bounded artistic communities, and new work spaces in the creative and cultural economy.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-11-17