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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: https://www.ietm.org/en/system/files/publications/ietm_beyondcuriosityanddesire_2018.pdf
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.
2018-01-30
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: 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
The digital revolution fundamentally changed how cultural heritage is created, documented, analyzed, and preserved. The book focuses on this transformation's impact. How must museums and archives meet the challenges of digitally generated cultures and how does the digital revolution influence traditional object collection, research, and education? How do digital technologies and digital art and culture affect our interaction with images? Leading international experts from various disciplines break new ground. Pioneering interdisciplinary research results collected in this book are relevant to education, curators and archivists in the arts and culture sector and in the digital humanities.
De Gruyter, 2017-09-11
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
This book focuses on the relationship between the university and a particular cohort of academic staff: those in visual and performing arts disciplines who joined the university sector in the 1990s. It explores how artistic researchers have been accommodated in the Australian university management framework and the impact that this has had on their careers, identities, approaches to their practice and the final works that they produce. The book provides the first analysis of this topic across the artistic disciplinary domain in Australia and updates the findings of Australia’s only comprehensive study of the position of research in the creative arts within the government funding policy setting reported in 1998 (The Strand Report).
 
Using lived examples and a forensic approach to the research policy challenges, it shows that while limited progress has been made in the acceptance of artistic research as legitimate research, significant structural, cultural and practical challenges continue to undermine relationships between universities and their artistic staff and affect the nature and quality of artistic work.
Springer, 2017-08-31
Cultural heritage communities of interest have increasingly expanded from cultural heritage professionals to volunteers, special interest groups and independent citizen-led initiative groups. Digital technology has also increasingly impacted cultural heritage by affording novel experiences of it – it features in a number of activities for all the aforementioned groups, as well as acting as support for visitors to cultural heritage centres.
 
With different degrees of formality and training, these communities are increasingly defining and taking ownership of what is of value to them, thus reconfiguring the care, communication, interpretation and validation of heritage. Digital technology has played a crucial role in this transformative process.
 
In a fully international context, cultural heritage practitioners, community champions and academics from different fields of study have contributed to this book. Each chapter brings to the fore the multiple relationships between heritage, communities and technologies as a focus of study and reflection in an inclusive way. Contributions touch upon present and future opportunities for technology, as well as participatory design processes with different stakeholders.
 
This book brings together ideas from different disciplines, cultures, methods and goals, to inspire scholars and practitioners involved in community heritage projects.
Routledge, 2017-08-08
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