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The International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research provides concise and comprehensive reviews and overviews of the convergences and divergences of intercultural arts practice and theory, offering a consolidation of the breadth of scholarship, practices and the contemporary research methodologies, methods and multi-disciplinary analyses that are emerging within this new field.

For artists, scholars, researchers, educators and students of arts theory interested in culture and the arts, a proper understanding of the questions surrounding interculturality and the arts requires a full understanding of the creative, methodological and interconnected possibilities of theory, practice and research.
Routledge, 2016-01-11
Drawing together nearly 40 years of experience, Museums without Borders presents the key works of one of the most respected practitioners and scholars in the field. Through these selected writings, Robert R. Janes demonstrates that museums have a broader role to play in society than is conventionally assumed. He approaches the fundamental questions of why museums exist and what they mean in terms of identity, community, and the future of civil life.

This book consists of four Parts: Indigenous Peoples; Managing Change; Social Responsibility, and Activism and Ethics. The Parts are ordered chronologically and each begins with an introduction and an overview of the ensuing articles which situates the papers in their historical and cultural contexts. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines anthropology, ethnography, museum studies and management theory, Janes both questions and supports mainstream museum practice in a constructive and self-reflective manner, offering readers alternative viewpoints on important issues.

Considering concepts not generally recognized in museum practice, such the Roman leadership model of primus inter pares and the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, Janes argues that the global museum community must examine how they can meet the needs of the planet and its inhabitants. Museums without Borders charts the evolving role of the contemporary museum in the face of environmental, societal and ethical challenges, and explores issues that have, and will, continue to shape the museum sector for decades to come.

This book demonstrates that it is both reasonable and essential to expand the purpose of museums at this point in history not only because of their unique characteristics and value to society, but also because of Janes respect and admiration for their rich legacy. It is time that museums assist in the creation of a new, caring, and more conscious future for themselves and their communities. This can only be done through authentic engagement with contemporary issues and aspirations.
Routledge, 2015-12-08
Over the past twenty years, European theater has undergone fundamental changes in terms of aesthetic focus, institutional structure, and place in society. The impetus for these developments came from a new generation. This book brings together studies on the state of independent theater in different European countries, focusing on dance and performance, children and youth theater, theater and migration, and post-migrant theater. Additionally, the book features essays on experimental musical theater and different cultural policies for independent theater scenes in a range of European countries.

Series: Theatre Studies
Paperback: 500 pages
Transcript Verlag, 2015-11-15
How can change in cultural Policy be explained? Through a comparative and historical analysis, this research sheds new light on the emergence, institutionalization and transformation of the cultural policies of two major Latin American countries: Mexico and Argentina.
 
Elodie Bordat-Chauvin's investigation is based on the material gathered in ethnographic fieldwork conducted between 2008 and 2010. It gathers observations, unique archive material and more than ninety semi-directive interviews with the majority of Secretaries of Culture in office between 1983 and 2010, several intellectuals, interest groups leaders, cultural managers and members of unions who all played a role in these countries' cultural policies in the last thirty years. This work challenges the common assertions that Mexican cultural policy is characterized by inertia and Argentinean cultural policy by instability. It analyses factors of changes - such as the neo-liberal turn, transnationalization, decentralization and politico-institutional changes - and their consequences - including reductions in cultural budgets, transformations in cultural industries and modifications in the balance of power between national, subnational, public and private actors.
Presses Interuniversitaires Europeennes, 2015-11-12
Vocational occupations are attractive not so much for their material rewards as for the prestige and self-fulfillment they confer. They require a strong personal commitment, which can be subjectively experienced in terms of passion and selflessness. The choice of a career in the cultural sector provides a good example of this. What are the terms of this calling? What predisposes individuals to answer it? What are the meanings of such a choice? To answer these questions, this book focuses on would-be cultural managers. By identifying their social patterns, by revealing the resources, expectations and visions of the world they invest in their choice, it sheds new light on these occupations. In these intermediary and indeterminate social positions, family heritages intersect with educational strategies, aspirations of upward mobility with tactics against downward mobility, and social critique with adjustment strategies. Ultimately the study of career choices in cultural management suggests a new take on the analysis of social reproduction and on the embodiment of the new spirit of capitalism. The empirical findings of this research conducted in France are set in a broader comparative perspective, at the European level and with the USA.
Routledge, 2015-11-09
A growing body of research demonstrates how the arts including literary, performing and visual arts as well as architecture and design can greatly enhance the experience of healthcare, contributing to improved health outcomes, a better patient experience and lower healthcare costs. This unique book provides an overview of what the arts in healthcare can achieve and how to implement the arts in the most effective manner.

Exploring possibilities for innovative program design and implementation from healing gardens through public performances to bedside activities the text draws on examples from a wide range of arts. The book then goes on to look at how programs can be aimed at specific populations and fields, such as children, palliative care and caregivers.

This comprehensive book is an invaluable reference for all those studying or engaged in creating, designing, managing and evaluating arts in healthcare programs and initiatives.
Routledge, 2015-10-26
Introducing the first macro-sociological perspective on the concept of creativity this book includes a review of ten domains which have studied creativity. It also explores the results of a six-year on-going research project comparing students' ideas on creativity with employers' and industry professionals' views.
Palgrave Pivot, 2015-09-18
This book is a collection of diverse essays by scholars, policy-makers and creative practitioners who explore the burgeoning field of cultural measurement and its political implications. Offering critical histories and creative frameworks, it presents new approaches to accounting for culture in local, national and international contexts.
AIAA, 2015-09-16
ost of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, even our best intentions often lead to ineffectiveand sometimes downright harmfuloutcomes. How can we do better?
 
While a researcher at Oxford, trying to figure out which career would allow him to have the greatest impact, William MacAskill confronted this problem head on. He discovered that much of the potential for change was being squandered by lack of information, bad data, and our own prejudice. As an antidote, he and his colleagues developed effective altruism, a practical, data-driven approach that allows each of us to make a tremendous difference regardless of our resources. Effective altruists believe that its not enough to simply do good; we must do good better.
 
At the core of this philosophy are five key questions that help guide our altruistic decisions: How many people benefit, and by how much? Is this the most effective thing I can do? Is this area neglected? What would have happened otherwise? What are the chances of success, and how good would success be? By applying these questions to real-life scenarios, MacAskill shows how many of our assumptions about doing good are misguided. For instance, he argues one can potentially save more lives by becoming a plastic surgeon rather than a heart surgeon; measuring overhead costs is an inaccurate gauge of a charitys effectiveness; and, it generally doesnt make sense for individuals to donate to disaster relief.
 
MacAskill urges us to think differently, set aside biases, and use evidence and careful reasoning rather than act on impulse. When we do thiswhen we apply the head and the heart to each of our altruistic endeavorswe find that each of us has the power to do an astonishing amount of good.
Avery Publishing Group, 2015-07-28
 
This edited collection provides an introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary field of cultural mapping, offering a range of perspectives that are international in scope. Cultural mapping is a mode of inquiry and a methodological tool in urban planning, cultural sustainability, and community development that makes visible the ways local stories, practices, relationships, memories, and rituals constitute places as meaningful locations. The chapters address themes, processes, approaches, and research methodologies drawn from examples in Australia, Canada, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Egypt, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Palestine, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and Ukraine. Contributors explore innovative ways to encourage urban and cultural planning, community development, artistic intervention, and public participation in cultural mappingrecognizing that public involvement and artistic practices introduce a range of challenges spanning various phases of the research process, from the gathering of data, to interpreting data, to presenting "findings" to a broad range of audiences. The book responds to the need for histories and case studies of cultural mapping that are globally distributed and that situate the practice locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Routledge, 2015-06-15
Presenting concepts, knowledge and institutional settings of arts management and cultural policy research, this book builds on two assumptions that are simultaneously propositions. The first is that arts management research and cultural policy research evolve in an academic space that is very loosely connected, but nevertheless federated. The second is that we evolve in a field where there is a greater diversity of knowledge producers than it is often assumed. Practicing outside academia, many arts managers, policymakers, advocates, and other professionals still connect and mediate knowledge in spaces that are interconnected, and perhaps even more integrated than we would readily admit. This book offers a map, a representation of the concepts and spaces of knowledge production in the field. It constitutes an excellent introduction to students, and scholars and practitioners will find in it a renewed representation of the field and the seeds of an intellectual debate on our research community.
AIAA, 2015-05-27
Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asias growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is not appropriate to apply Westerns theories and models of leadership and management. This book presents a range of case studies of arts and cultural leadership across a large number of Asian countries. Besides examining different cultural frameworks and contexts, the book considers different cultural approaches to leadership, discusses external challenges and entrepreneurialism, and explores how politics can have a profound impact. Throughout the book covers different art forms, and different sorts of arts and cultural organisations.
Routledge, 2015-05-19
Humanitys future depends on the adoption of culture as the central organizing principle of society.

Decades of investigation, reflection and research have led cultural scholar Paul Schafer to this conclusion. Originally trained as an economist, Schafer came to realize that, despite all its benefits, the current economic age must soon give way to a new age of culture that places the highest priority on people and the natural environment, rather than materialism and the marketplace.

The Secrets of Culture describes Schafers personal and professional journey toward this crucial conclusion. Beginning with a lively account of his education in the arts as a child, Schafer discusses his academic training as an economist and how he came to realize that economics, however important and influential it might be, was in itself insufficient to serve as the sole framework for society.

Schafer argues that culture as a concept, as well as individual cultures, must now become the centrepiece of human development if the substantial gains of the current economic age are not to be lost in environmental and civilizational collapse. Only if the focus is on the development of the potential of all the worlds cultures and peoples does humanity stand a chance of moving beyond its present Time of Troubles to a more fulfilling future.

The past several decades have seen the concept of culture achieve ever greater prominence throughout the world, culminating in culture being named Merriam-Websters Word of the Year in 2014 because of its importance in both public and private discourse. The Secrets of Culture paints a compelling portrait of the new world that awaits us, while also providing revealing insights into Canadian and global cultural policy and development as Schafer recounts his many and varied experiences as a teacher, writer, policymaker, and futurist. The result is a book that is not only enlightening but also entertaining and intriguing.

"Paul Schafers lifelong campaign to establish culture in all its manifestations as the key to a 'more equitable, sustainable, and harmonious world' has made his voice one of the most recognizable in the growing international chorus demanding enlightened social change. This deeply personal book interweaves the threads of his principal argument into the story of how he came to believe, with a fierce and total conviction, that living the compassionate cultural life in the whole, the good, and the beautiful is essential to both the fulfillment of the human individual and the preservation and enhancement of the world in which we all live." --Max Wyman, author, The Defiant Imagination: Why Culture Matters

As one ages, it becomes plain that only a few books are truly 'life changing.' The Secrets of Culture is one of these books. The book shifts ones values, behaviour, and ways of seeing and understanding the world. It demands a veritable realization that everything in a lifetime of experience should be re-examined and re-assessed.

Paul Schafer has been a major force on the global and Canadian cultural scene for decades. His preparation in the arts in his childhood placed him in an ideal position to understand why culture is so essential to people and countries in all parts of the world and the world as a whole, as well as how it transformed his own life and soul.

We travel with Schafer as he leaves economics and march with him as he seeks an articulation of culture that will convince his readers ... that they have a responsibility to move beyond the notion that culture is entertainment and address the full potential of culture as it relates to the very survival of the human species. --Walter Pitman, former MP, MPP, and President of Ryerson University
Rock's Mills Press, 2015-05-15
This book covers the entire spectrum of cultural and digital tourism and presents the latest findings, examples and cases, highlighting innovations for the tourism industry from both an academic and a practical point of view. The book invites readers to discover ongoing developments and recent trends in fields like heritage and museum management; sports tourism; tourism economics and policy; e-marketing and e-business; and many other fields, making it of value to researchers in tourism management, practitioners and policymakers alike. The book was edited in collaboration with the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism - IACuDiT - and includes the proceedings of the First International Conference on Cultural and Digital Tourism.
Springer, 2015-04-30
Arts organizations cannot long survive without earning impassioned support from the communities they serve. Communities cannot reach their full potential without the benefits the arts can provide. For some, the arts as indispensable is a preposterous idea, yet nearly every stakeholder in the industry believes the arts value to be unquestionable. That gap accounts for most of the challenges arts organizations face. As long as the arts are seen as an amenity (at best), they will struggle in a world that only has time for that which is necessary. Mere relevance will not suffice. To compete in the marketplace of public value the required standard is indispensability. Engage Now! is a how to manual for the arts organization seeking to become invaluable. Engage Now! is a how to manual for the arts organization seeking to become invaluable. It Presents basic principles and practices of effective community engagement, Provides guidance for achieving systemic focus on engagement, and Outlines a process for becoming a universally recognized community asset. This book is intended for anyone with a vested interest in the arts. Since the arts are essential for healthy individuals and healthy communities, it is for everyone. However, far too few people are aware of their vested interest. That makes Engage Now! important for us all.
ArtsEngaged, 2015-04-25
How to Articulate and Assess What Success Looks Like. The Social Profit Handbook offers those who lead, govern, and support mission-driven organizations and businesses new ways to assess their impact in order to improve future work rather than merely judge past performance.

For-profit institutions measure their success primarily by monetary gains. But nonprofit institutions are different; they aim for social profit. How do you measure the success of these social profit institutions, where missions are focused on the well-being of people, place, and planet?

Drawing upon decades of leadership in schools and the foundation and nonprofit worlds, author David Grant offers strategiesfrom creating mission time to planning backwards to constructing qualitative assessment rubricsthat help organizations take assessment back into their own hands, and improve their work as a result. His insights, illustrated by numerous case studies, make this book a unique organizational development tool for a wide range of nonprofit organizations, as well as emerging mission-based social venture businesses, such as low-profit corporations and B Corps.

The Social Profit Handbook presentsassessment and evaluation not as ends in themselves but as the path toward achieving what matters most in the social sector. The result: more benefits to society and stronger, more unified, more effective organizations prepared to make the world a better place.

Paperback, 192 pages. Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing; first edition.
Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2015-04-16
Management and the Arts, Fourth Edition provides you with theory and practical applications from all management perspectives including planning, marketing, finance, economics, organizational, staffing, and group dynamics ALL related to an arts organization. Whether you are a manager in a theatre, museum, dance company, or opera, you will gain useful insights into management. Topics written especially to help you with your management skills include:

* How arts organizations and management evolved
* The theories and processes behind strategic planning and decision making
* Organizing and organizational design
* Staffing and personal relations
* The tools and techniques available from communicating effectively and keeping track of information
* Budgeting, fundraising, and financial management
* Integrating various management theories and practical applications
* How to work effectively with boards
* Sections on e-marketing and Web marketing
* Includes: case studies, statistics, career, and financial information

Revised to reflect the latest thinking and trends in managing organizations and people, Management and the Arts, Fourth Edition features class-tested questions in each chapter, which help you to integrate the material and develop ideas as to how the situations and problems could have been handled. Case studies focus on the challenges facing managers and organizations every day, and "In The News" quotes give you real-world examples of principles and theories. Developing career skills and options, graduate and postgraduate training opportunities, and professional organizations and conferences are highlighted.



*Class-tested questions in each chapter

*In the News quotes give real-world examples of principles and theories

*New info on the hottest topics in management now from board relations to e-marketing

Paperback: 496 pages

Publisher: Focal Press; 4 edition (October 13, 2008)
Routledge, 2014-10-10
Corresponding with their increasing political and economic significance, East Asian countries are actively devising cultural policy so as to make their mark in the global cultural landscape. This book takes a detailed snapshot of past and current cultural policies in China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. In addition to a historical overview of culture-state relationships in the region, the contributors provide an analysis of contemporary developments in the regions' cultural policies and their challenges. They interrogate the transforming dynamics between the state, arts and creative industries against the regions' rapidly changing political and economic backdrops. Three emerging themes are highlighted: the continuity of cultural identity formation linked with nation building; the contentious coupling between culture and the state and the challenges it faces; and the emergence of creative industries as a new link between culture and economy.
AIAA, 2014-08-13
 
In this work, cultural scholar D. Paul Schafer draws on a lifetime of research and reflection to consider the implications of what he calls the cultural world view and the promise it holds for a more humane and fulfilling future.

Arguing that the current world system is overly dominated by economic ways of thinking about and acting within the world, Schafer considers what would be the prerequisites for a cultural age, the ways in which a cultural age would transform patterns of human life, and the advances in human fulfilment that the adoption of such an age and its associated values would bring.

In less than fifty years, culture has moved from being seen as a peripheral activity in the world to being utterly indispensable to the achievement of vital social and developmental goals. It is now apparent that culture (and by this is meant culture in the broadest sense, as the sum of human experience and achievement) is intimately connected to all the world's most pressing problems - and may hold the solution to many of them.

Such problems are legion in today's world: climate change, glaring inequalities in the distribution of wealth and income, resource depletion, and conflicts between different nations, ethnic groups, and individuals. None of these problems can be addressed effectively, much less resolved, without recourse to the holistic, all-encompassing perspective that culture provides. Narrow views no longer suffice, and the status quo is unacceptable.

Paul Schafer has spent much of his life wrestling with these problems and demonstrating why culture has a crucial role to play in coming to grips with them. We ignore the book's timely, urgent, yet ultimately hopeful message at our peril.
Rock's Mills Press, 2014-05-26
Most artists earn very little, and yet there is no shortage of young people aspiring to the field. It's widely believed that these individuals are selflessly dedicated to art, or that price does not reflect aesthetic quality, or that the arts are "free." But how much of this is true? This unconventional multidisciplinary analysis explains the exceptional economy of the arts - an economy that operates successfully in the marketplace but has more natural affinities with gift giving than commercial exchange.

July 2002, Amsterdam University Press, Language: English


Description in Dutch:

Kunstenaars verdienen vaak weinig. Toch is er aan jonge kunstenaars geen gebrek! Nemen zij het beperkte financiŽle gewin voor lief of weten zij niet beter? De overheid levert een bijdrage om de lage inkomens te compenseren, maar door subsidies lijkt de armoede onder kunstenaars slechts toe te nemen. In deze onconventionele en multidisciplinaire studie analyseert fotograaf, schilder en econoom Hans Abbing de uitzonderlijke economie van de kunsten: wijden kunstenaars zich geheel belangenloos aan hun werk, of laten zij zich wel degelijk leiden door economische motieven.
Amsterdam University Press, 2014-02-09