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This is the first book to examine how and why museums are political institutions. By concentrating on the ways in which power, ideology and legitimacy work at the international, national and local levels of the museum experience, Clive Gray provides an original analysis of who exercises power and how power is used in museums.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014-01-14
Is European culture visible enough in the globalized world? Why is culture from this continent often perceived as old-fashioned or even worse as out-dated? Is the export of national cultural products and services in most European countries subsidized by the taxpayer no longer relevant, or more relevant than ever before? Is it a huge waste of money, time, and effort or an attempt to create another form of globalization? Culture in its broadest sense is often viewed and accepted in ways that differ completely from those of other internationally traded goods. This might be one of the reasons why so many institutions, foundations and cooperations invest time, power, and money in cultural projects. Is this an exaggerated approach or an intelligent recognition of the genuine values of the 21st century creativity and cultural sensitivity? These and several other questions concerning the export of culture are addressed by authors from different countries in order to initiate a debate about the role European cultural products and services are able to play globally.
Springer VS, 2013-12-27
 
The story of arts and cultural policy in the twenty-first century is inherently of global concern no matter how local it seems. At the same time, questions of identity have in many ways become more challenging than before. "Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World" explores how and why stories and identities sometimes merge and often clash in an arena in which culture and policy may not be able to resolve every difficulty. DeVereaux and Griffin argue that the role of narrative is key to understanding these issues. They offer a wide-ranging history and justification for narrative frameworks as an approach to cultural policy and open up a wider field of discussion about the ways in which cultural politics and cultural identity are being deployed and interpreted in the present, with deep roots in the past. This timely book will be of great interest not just to students of narrative and students of arts and cultural policy, but also to administrators, policy theorists, and cultural management practitioners.
Routledge, 2013-10-09
Commercial theater is thriving across Europe and the UK, while public theatre has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption - as well as sharp reductions in government subsidies for the arts. At a time when the rationale behind these subsidies is being widely reexamined, it has never been more important for public theatre to demonstrate its continued merit. In "Resetting the Stage", Dragan Klaic argues convincingly that, in an increasingly crowded market of cultural goods, public theatre is best served not by imitating its much larger commercial counterpart, but by asserting its artistic distinctiveness and the considerable benefit this confers on the public.
University of Chicago Press, 2013-07-12
Strategic Management in the Arts looks at the unique characteristics of organisations in the arts and culture sector and shows readers how to tailor a strategic plan to help these diverse organizations meet their objectives. Strategic management is an essential element that drives an organisation's success, yet many cultural organizations have yet to apply strategic thinking and entrepreneurial actions within the management function. Varbanova reviews the existing theories and models of strategic management and then relates these specifically to cultural organisations. Also included are sections on entrepreneurship and innovations in the arts, considering the concept of a 'learning organisation' - an organisation able to adapt its strategy within a constantly changing, complex environment. The book is structured to walk the reader through each element of the strategic plan systematically. With a fresh approach, key questions, examples, international cases to connect theory with practice and suggestions for further reading, this book is designed to accompany classes on strategic planning, cultural management or arts management.
Routledge, 2012-12-14
Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past half-century. He founded Anchor Books and launched the quality paperback revolution, cofounded the New York Review of Books, and created of the Library of America, the prestigious publisher of American classics, and The Reader's Catalog, the precursor of online bookselling. In this short book he discusses the severe crisis facing the book business todaya crisis that affects writers and readers as well as publishers and looks ahead to the radically transformed industry that will revolutionize the idea of the book as profoundly as the introduction of movable type did five centuries ago.


An assessment of the past and present of the book business, by one of its most experienced denizens. Details the current crisis in the book business and what must happen in the future for the book business to re-revolutionize the idea of the book.


Jason Epstein, former editorial director of Random House, was the first recipient of the National Book Award for Distinguished Service to American Letters.



Paperback: 208 pages

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (January 15, 2002)
Norton, 2012-11-19
 
The traditional view of the relationship between business and the arts is very much a one-way affair: organisations may endorse, fund or publicise the arts but the arts have nothing to offer from a business perspective. The Value of Arts for Business challenges this view by showing how the arts, in the form of Arts-based Initiatives (ABIs), can be used to enhance value-creation capacity and boost business performance. The book introduces and explains three models that show how organisations can successfully implement and manage ABIs. Firstly, the Arts Value Matrix enables managers to see how organisational value-drivers are affected by ABIs. Secondly, the Arts Benefits Constellation shows how to assess the benefits of using ABIs. Finally, the Arts Value Map shows how ABIs can be integrated and aligned with organisational strategy and operations. These models lay the foundations for a new research area exploring the links between arts and business.
Cambridge University Press, 2012-09-20
 
Updated in its 10th edition, Stage Management offers readers a practical manual on how to stage manage in all theatre environments. Revered as the authoritative resource for stage management, this text is rich with practical resources, including checklists, diagrams, examples, forms and step-by-step directions. Stage Management eschews excessive discussion of philosophy and gets right to the essential materials and processes of putting on a production. In addition to sharing his own expertise, Stern has gathered practical advice from working stage managers of Broadway, off-Broadway, touring companies, regional, community, and 99-seat Equity waiver theaters.
Focal Press, 2012-09-02
How have cultural policies created new occupations and shaped professions? This book explores an often unacknowledged dimension of cultural policy analysis: the professional identity of cultural agents. It analyses the relationship between cultural policy, identity and professionalism and draws from a variety of cultural policies around the world to provide insights on the identity construction processes that are at play in cultural institutions. This book reappraises the important question of professional identities in cultural policy studies, museum studies and heritage studies.

The authors address the relationship between cultural policy, work and identity by focusing on three levels of analysis. The first considers the state, the creativity of the power relationship established in cultural policies and the power which structures the symbolic order of cultural work. The second presents community in the cultural policy process, society and collective action, whether it is through the creation of institutions for arts and heritage profession or through resistance to state cultural policies. The third examines the experience of cultural policy by the professional. It illustrates how cultural policy is both a set of contingencies that shape possibilities for professionals, as much as it is a basis for identification and identity construction. The eleven authors in this unique book draw on their experience as artists and researchers from a range of countries, including France, Canada, United Kingdom, United States, and Sweden.
Routledge, 2012-08-24
The cultural presence in struggles around political, economic, technical, and legal issues centered in the realities of cities can become catalysts for changes in a whole range of institutional domains - markets, participatory governance, judicial recourse, cultures of engagement and deliberation, and rights for members of the urban community regardless of lineage and origin. The resurgence of the city as a site for research on these major contemporary dynamics is evident in many different disciplines - sociology, anthropology, economic geography, cultural studies, and literary criticism... This volume is a significant contribution to this larger body of research and interpretation... It opens new ground for research, interpretation and policy making in our emergent global urban era
Sage Publications Ltd, 2012-04-13
Arts Leadership: International Case Studies is an edited collection of international case studies discussing approaches to arts leadership and management. In some examples the cases are templates for innovative leadership in the arts; in others they demonstrate the challenges that are presented by the complexity of arts leadership in an ever changing environment. Over the past decade approaches to leadership and management in the arts have changed to accommodate many environmental and social issues.

Approaches to arts leadership have also been affected by different working structures, expectations of governance and a focus on outcomes more than process by stakeholders. Understandings of successful approaches to innovation and creativity have also impacted on the way arts leadership is understood and practised within a contemporary context.
Tilde Publishing, 2012-02-14
How did the newspaper, music, and film industries go from raking in big bucks to scooping up digital dimes? Their customers were lured away by the free ride of technology. Now, business journalist Robert Levine shows how they can get back on track.

On the Internet, information wants to be free. This memorable phrase shaped the online business model, but it is now driving the media companies on whom the digital industry feeds out of business. Today, newspaper stocks have fallen to all-time lows as papers are pressured to give away content, music sales have fallen by more than half since file sharing became common, TV ratings are plum­meting as viewership migrates online, and publishers face off against Amazon over the price of digital books.

In Free Ride, Robert Levine narrates an epic tale of value destruction that moves from the corridors of Congress, where the law was passed that legalized YouTube, to the dorm room of Shawn Fanning, the founder of Napster; from the bargain-pricing dramas involving iTunes and Kindle to Googles fateful decision to digitize first and ask questions later. Levine charts how the media industry lost control of its destiny and suggests innovative ways it can resist the pull of zero.

Fearless in its reporting and analysis, Free Ride is the busi­ness history of the decade and a much-needed call to action.
Doubleday Books, 2011-10-25
The tremendous construction boom in China led to an expansion of the cultural infrastructure: Hundreds of new theaters, museums and multiplex cultural centers have been built during the last ten years or are currently under construction or being planned. The result: A huge demand for staff.

After the great success of the advanced training and study program "Culture Management in China in 2009, this project continued with its second edition in 2010, with a wider range of fields involving cultural centers, performing arts institutions, film and theater festivals, music and cultural agencies, museums and media sector. The aim is to provide the participants with universally applicable management tools for cultural organizations as well as to enhance their understanding and capability for international exchange or coproduction projects.

One tool is audience development. In these days audience development is important not only in Germany, but also in China because it is necessary to initiate, to build and to court the mutual relation between arts and audience.



This book mainly depicts the perspective of nine young Chinese cultural managers on their field of expertise in China. The selected essays give an insight to the cultural sector system of China in comparison to Germany, media sector, the German and Chinese film industries, audience development in museums and the Chinese contemporary art market.
B&S Siebenhaar Verlag, 2011-10-21
The ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy is a annual publication with articles on cultural research, launched in October 2011.
 
The objective of the Journal is to stimulate the debate on the topics of cultural management and cultural policy among scholars, educators, policy makers and cultural managers. The Journal is based on a multidisciplinary perspective and aims at connecting theory and practice in the realm of the cultural sector.
 
The ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy is overseen by an international editorial board and an advisory board of leading academics.
 
All issues can be found here for free download: https://www.encatc.org/en/resources/encatc-journal/
ENCATC, 2011-10-01
This is the indispensable career guide for anyone interested in the theatre: the complete A to Z culled from industry expert Jim Volz's experience and interviews with many voices in the theatre community. This guide is your first port of call from how to get your foot in the door to where, when and how to advance your career. In addition to advice, inspiration and strategies for all working practitioners, not just actors, it also features extensive listings and directories for regional companies, commercial theatre, festivals, touring companies, university theatres and childrens productions.

Originally published as BACKSTAGE GUIDE TO REGIONAL THEATRE in limited release, this book has been completely updated and broadened in scope with 25% entirely new material added to create WORKING IN AMERICAN THEATRE.

About the Author

JIM VOLZ has produced over 100 professional productions and published more than 100 articles and three books. He is a theatre critic/columnist for Back Stage Magazine, editor of the Shakespeare publication, quarto, and a Professor at California State University, Fullerton. He is a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and former Managing Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
2011-08-23
Leadership has never been more important to the cultural industries. The arts, together with museums and heritage sites play a vital part in keeping economies going, and, more importantly, in making life worth living. People in the sector face a constant challenge to find support for their organizations and to promote the value of culture. Leadership and management skills are needed to meet the mission of creative arts and cultural organizations, and to generate the income that underpins success. The problem is where can you learn these essential skills? "The Cultural Leadership Handbook" written by Robert Hewison and John Holden, both prime movers in pioneering cultural leadership programmes, defines the specific challenges in the cultural sector and enables arts leaders to move from 'just' administration to becoming cultural entrepreneurs, turning good ideas into good business. This book is intended for anyone with a professional or academic interest anywhere in the cultural sector, anywhere in the world. It will give you the edge, enabling to you to show creative leadership at any level in a cultural organization, regardless of whether your particular interest is the performing arts, museums and art galleries, heritage, publishing, films, broadcasting or new media.
Routledge, 2011-07-20
The study of arts and entertainment management is rapidly increasing all over the world. Key Issues in the Arts and Entertainment Industry offers a unique addition to the literature by taking an international perspective on the contemporary issues in these rapidly expanding sectors. With an experienced contributing team comprising subject experts from world-class academic and industry-based organisations, this new book covers every major sector of the arts and entertainment industry. Using up-to-date case studies from all over the world, it provides an in-depth critical analysis of hot topics and controversial issues ranging from social networking and Twitter, to reality TV and digital rights management.

Divided into 12 chapters for easy semester teaching, each chapter includes an illustrative case study to encourage students to apply their academic learning to real, work-based scenarios, as well as an accompanying PowerPoint lecture presentation and a tutorial discussion sheet to provide maximum ease of use for busy lecturers.

Key Issues in the Arts and Entertainment Industry covers a diverse range of issues, including:

- The audience experience: changing roles and relationships
- Funding with a new agenda
- Branding arts & entertainment
- Intellectual property in the digital age
- The future of broadcasting
- Cultural leadership

This publication is essential reading for level 6 undergraduate and Masters level students studying for courses on Entertainment Management, Arts Management and Cultural Management, Policy and Leadership. It is equally valuable for practitioners (chief executives, producers, general managers, marketing managers, consultants, policy makers) and board members of arts and entertainment organisations.
Goodfellow Publishers, 2011-07-13
Diva, Prima Donna, Maestro, Virtuoso: creative geniuses with the ability to deliver artistic excellence. However this perception can serve to tilt the balance of power in relationships and to substantiate the notion of artistic temperament; the Master is always right and the Diva must have her way. The artistic genius may be hell to work with but the end result (the art) is exceptional, so behaviour deemed unacceptable in normal circumstances must be tolerated. If the corporate culture in the arts is in thrall to the concept of the artistic genius, then across the various disciplines within the creative sector the prevailing mentality may be subscribing to a set of values that allows, even directly encourages, behaviour and employment conditions that are abusive. Bullying in the Arts argues that this mindset can have a profoundly negative effect in performing arts organisations, permitting managers and other staff to ignore bullying behaviour, as long as the show goes on. Researchers in a range of disciplines and fields have studied workplace bullying and, having witnessed bullying in a number of different arts organisations, Anne-Marie Quigg researched whether the behaviour represented isolated, rare occurrences in specific creative environments or if it was indicative of a more widespread problem in the arts and cultural sector. She discovered the highest level of bullying recorded in any single employment sector in the UK. Bullying in the Arts reveals Dr Quigg's findings, including the personal, organisational, legal and economic consequences of bullying behaviour. Looking at the experiences of countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Sweden, and the United States, this book challenges the notion that the arts are beyond the limitations of the ordinary milieu, exempt from the rules and regulations governing the treatment of employees. Arts managers and professionals, teachers, students and researchers in the arts world, and all those in management or management education, will find here a new model centred on management responses to bullying behaviour, which demonstrates the beneficial effect that knowledgeable, skilled action can have on the outcome of bullying incidents. Hardcover, 272 pages
Routledge, 2011-06-28
Whether the art form is theater, dance, music, festival, or the visual arts and galleries, the arts manager is the liaison between the artists and their audience. Bringing together the insights of educators and practitioners, this groundbreaker links the fields of management and organizational management with the ongoing evolution in arts management education. It especially focuses on the new directions in arts management as education and practice merge. It uses case studies as both a pedagogical tool and an integrating device. Separate sections cover Performing and Visual Arts Management, Arts Management Education and Careers, and Arts Management: Government, Nonprofits, and Evaluation. The book also includes a chapter on grants and raising money in the arts.

Selected Contents:

1. Introduction: The Field of Arts Management-Challenges and New Directions, Meg Brindle and Constance DeVereaux

Part I. Performing and Visual Arts Management

2. Facilities Management: Arts Facilities-Schedules, Agreements, and Ownership, Patrick Donnelly

3. Theater Production Management Guidebook, Kevin Murray

4. "Doing It All": The New Arts Manager's Guide to Presenting Performances in a Public Venue, Kira Hoffmann

5. An Introduction to Festival Management: Old Ways, New Directions, Juha Iso-Aho

6. Gallery Management, Trudi Van Dyke


Part II. Arts Management: Education and Careers

7. Through, With, and In: The Arts and Education, James E. Modrick

8. Careers and Internships in Arts Management, Meg Brindle


Part III. Arts Management: Government, Nonprofits, and Evaluation

9. Arts and Cultural Policy: What Governments Do (and Don't Do) to Make Arts Happen, Constance DeVereaux

10. Starting a Nonprofit Organization: The Business Side, Kathryn Calafato

11. Fund-Raising and Grant-Writing Basics for Arts Managers, Constance DeVereaux

12. Evaluation in the Arts, David B. Pankratz
Routledge, 2011-06-15
Jim Volz is one of Americas leading theatre consultants with over three
decades of work with theatre, dance, music, museum and arts centre
management. Now, Jim Volz brings his expertise to anyone who works in
arts management, from novices to middle managers to executive directors.
How to Run a Theatre is a unique, dynamic, and savvy guide to building an
arts institution that works. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience,
here is practical advice on a variety of management skills:



Financial Management

Personnel Management

Fundraising Development

Board of Trustees Communications

Marketing & Audience Development



This new edition is thoroughly updated and revised and now includes a Board
of Trustee contract, a new budget exercise with ticket income formulae, and
explores the use of social networking for marketing and fundraising.



Paperback: 192 pages

Publisher: Methuen Drama; 2 edition (August 16, 2011)
Methuen Drama, 2011-05-23