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In China, galleries and art spaces began to emerge in the late 1980s and early 1990s; art-themed zones, large or small, have been created in Beijing, Shanghai and other cities the since year 2000. Under these circumstances, the need for talented managers in the field of cultural management has been rapidly growing. International experience and the understanding of a variety of culture management systems will help lay a solid foundation for successful cross-national co-operations as well as for cultural innovation in China. This book documents the first edition of the advanced training and study program "Culture Management in China", which aimed to further qualify young and upcoming managers of Chinese museums, theaters, and dance institutions. Furthermore, it provides an overview of the historical foundations of a contemporary management culture as well as the basic principles and development of value-oriented cultural management in Germany, Western Europe, and China.
B&S Siebenhaar Verlag, 2010-10-08
The wayward life (1898-1979) of the voracious art collector and great female patron of world-famous artists. Peggy Guggenheim was an American millionairess art collector and legendary lover, whose father died on the Titanic returning from installing the lift machinery in the Eiffel Tower. She lived in Paris in the 1930s and got to know all the major artists - especially the Surrealists. (Later she bullied Max Ernst into marrying her, but was snubbed by Picasso.) When World War II broke out, she bought great numbers of paintings from artists fleeing to America; as a Jew she escaped from Vichy France and set up in New York, where in the 1940s and 50s she befriended and encouraged the New York School (Jackson Pollock, Rothko, and others). Her emotional life was in constant turmoil. Her favourite husband was a drunken English dilettante writer called Lawrence Vail, but she had affairs with many others, including Samuel Beckett. Later she moved to Venice, where her memory is enshrined in the world-famous palazzo that houses her Guggenheim Collection.
Element, 2010-08-20
 
Arts Management is anything but a mere amalgamation of the world of the arts and the world of business management; it is the confrontation of two opposing methodologies, one being a field of human creativity that produces something new that did not exist before, the other one diving into the existing world of business practices, in order to improve their efficiency.

Some references to (cultural) philosophy, (economic and arts) history and other important subjects are indispensable or at least helpful in understanding the chances and risks of arts management practices. This is the aim of this book, which is based on more than twenty years of teaching, researching, and consulting in the field of cultural administration and arts management.
Lit Verlag, 2010-08-13
Cultural policy is changing. Traditionally, cultural policies have been concerned with providing financial support for the arts, for cultural heritage and for institutions such as museums and galleries. In recent years, around the world, interest has grown in the creative industries as a source of innovation and economic dynamism. This book argues that an understanding of the nature of both the economic and the cultural value created by the cultural sector is essential to good policy-making. The book is the first comprehensive account of the application of economic theory and analysis to the broad field of cultural policy. It deals with general principles of policy-making in the cultural arena as seen from an economic point of view, and goes on to examine a range of specific cultural policy areas, including the arts, heritage, the cultural industries, urban development, tourism, education, trade, cultural diversity, economic development, intellectual property and cultural statistics.
Cambridge University Press, 2010-06-03
Many different disciplines are analyzing the impact of music today. How and why this ancient cultural asset molds, empowers and makes use of us can only become apparent in a synopsis and exchange involving scientific research. With this perspective as its foundation, the conference "Mozart and Science" extended invitations to the first interdisciplinary and international dialogue between the social and physical sciences about the effects of music. This book is based on the results of that congress. It contains contributions penned by leading scientists from around the world belonging to diverse music science disciplines and in particular covers psycho-physiological, neuro-developmental and cognitive aspects associated with the experience of music. Additional essays provide insights into research conducted about how music is applied in therapy and medicine.

About the Author
Roland Haas, PhD, theatrical advisor, festival director, author and lecturer, former rector of the University Mozarteum, Salzburg, revived research into the effects of music in Austria with the research network "Man and Musicâ" of the Salzburg Universities from 2001, supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. He is president of the "I.M.A.R.A.A." International Music and Art Research Association Austria which has initiated the Mozart&Science conferences focused on the current state of interdisciplinary music effect research, both nationally and internationally.

Vera Brandes' first career was as a concert promoter, independent music industry entrepreneur and renowned music producer. As a psychologist and music and media effect researcher, she is director of the Research Program for MusicMedicine at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria, member of the board of the I.M.A.R.A.A., international program coordinator of Mozart&Science and member of the founder`s board of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM).
Springer, 2010-05-13
In recent years, there have been significant shifts in arts marketing, both as a practice and an academic discipline. The relationship between art and the market is increasingly complex and dynamic, requiring a transformation in the way the arts are marketed.

Marketing the Arts argues that arts marketing is not about the simple application of mainstream managerial marketing to the arts. With contributions from international scholars of marketing and consumer studies, this book engages directly with a range of contemporary themes, including:
  • The importance of arts consumption and its social dimensions
  • The importance of the aesthetic experience itself, and how to research it
  • Arts policy development
  • The art versus commerce debate
  • The role of the arts marketer as market-maker
  • The artist as brand or entrepreneur
This exciting new book covers topics as diverse as Damien Hirsts 'For the Love of God', Liverpools brand makeover, Manga scanlation, Gob Squad, Surrealism, Bluegrass music, Miles Davis and Andy Warhol, and is sure to enthuse students and enlighten practitioners.
Routledge, 2010-04-21
People tend to think of creativity and strategy as opposites. This book argues that they are far more similar than we might expect. More than this, actively aligning creative and strategic thinking in any enterprise can enable more effective innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and organizing for the future.

By considering strategy as a creative process (and vice versa), the authors define 'creative strategy' as a mindset which switches between opposing processes and characteristics, and which drives every aspect of the business. Drawing experiences and cases from across this false divide: from the music industry, sports, fashion, Shakespearean theatre companies, creative and media organizations and the military, as well as what we might regard as more mundane providers of mainstream products and services, much can be learned from any of these arenas.

The book is structured around four aspects of strategy - innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, organization - and four paradoxes of creative thinking - creating vs. discovering (innovation), diligence vs. dilettantism (entrepreneurship), seeing vs. doing (leadership), intensity vs. slack (organization).
John Wiley & Sons, 2010-02-19
China Book Publishing: The Official Industry Report is a revised and expanded edition of China Book Publishing: The First Official Industry Report published in 2007. In addition to new chapters analyzing publishers and their products, the book also provides a more detailed investigation of the human resources in Chinas publishing industry. It aims to present a general picture of the industry, covering industrial environment, press-based performance, book exports, copyright trade, and so on. It will definitely serve as a comprehensive and authoritative reference book for media authorities, researchers, publishing professionals, and anyone who is interested in Chinas book publishing industry.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction. Chapter 1 External Environment. Chapter 2 Overall Analysis. Chapter 3 Status Quo of Chinese Publishers. Chapter 4 Book Classification and Publication. Chapter 5 Foreign Trade. Chapter 6 Human Resources. Conclusion: Development Trends of Chinas Book Publishing Industry. Appendix: Laws and Regulations on Publishing.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) or the National Copyright Administration of the Peoples Republic of China operates directly under the State Council, taking charge of press, publication, and copyrights. The GAPP Book Department supervises the content of books both before and after publication and all publishing activities, formulates policies, rules, and regulations on book publication, handles applications for setting up new publishing organizations (including publishing groups), and manages the ISBNs.

The project team compiling this industry report was organized by the GAPP Book Department. It is made up of officials from the department and also experts and professors in publishing.
Cengage Learning Asia, 2009-10-08
Are Museums Irrelevant? Museums are rarely acknowledged in the global discussion of climate change, environmental degradation, the inevitability of depleted fossil fuels, and the myriad local issues concerning the well-being of particular communities - suggesting the irrelevance of museums as social institutions. At the same time, there is a growing preoccupation among museums with the marketplace, and museums, unwittingly or not, are embracing the values of relentless consumption that underlie the planetary difficulties of today. "Museums in a Troubled World" argues that much more can be expected of museums as publicly supported and knowledge-based institutions. The weight of tradition and a lack of imagination are significant factors in museum inertia and these obstacles are also addressed.
 
Taking an interdisciplinary approach, combining anthropology ethnography, museum studies and management theory, this book goes beyond conventional museum thinking. Robert R. Janes explores the meaning and role of museums as key intellectual and civic resources in a time of profound social and environmental change. This volume is a constructive examination of what is wrong with contemporary museums, written from an insider's perspective that is grounded in both hope and pragmatism. The book's conclusions are optimistic and constructive, and highlight the unique contributions that museums can make as social institutions, embedded in their communities, and owned by no one.
Routledge, 2009-05-18
"Milieus of Creativity" is the second volume in the book series "Knowledge and Space". This book deals with spatial disparities of knowledge and the impact of environments, space and contexts on the production and application of knowledge. The contributions in this volume focus on the role of places, environments, and spatial contexts for the emergence and perpetuation of creativity. Is environment a social or a spatial phenomenon? Are only social factors relevant for the development of creativity or should one also include material artefacts and resources in its definition? How can we explain spatial disparities of creativity without falling victim to geodeterminism? This book offers insights from various disciplines such as environmental psychology, philosophy, and social geography. It presents the results of a research conference at Heidelberg University in September 2006, which was supported by the Klaus Tschira Foundation.
Springer, 2009-03-17
State on Stage tunes in on the relationship between governments and performing arts in European countries over the past fifteen years. In order to survive, performing arts organizations in Europe must adapt to ongoing changes in the artistic, commercial and political climate. Although maximizing market revenues has become business as usual for companies and venues, most still require substantial involvement from the government.

Governments, at their turn, expect more economic, educational or social tasks next to the artistic occupations before funding. This book shows how performing arts professionals manage to combine commercial entrepreneurship with the political skills needed to operate in a government environment.

State on stage offers both a pan-European overview and national portraits of fifteen EU member states, depicting a lively, dynamic performing arts scene, prospering in the new millennium. It also reveals what's happening behind the scenes: oversupply, with thousands of performing artists unable to find proper jobs, seeking additional income elsewhere. Despite the generosity of governments at all levels, public money comes either in insufficient quantities, or is spent inefficiently.

This book describes the hopes and dreams that keep performing artists motivated under these difficult conditions. It contains inspiring literature, essential recommendations and new perspectives for everyone involved in this field: artists, managers, scholars, policy makers and politicians active in Europe and across its borders.

Authors: Hans Onno van den Berg, Lluís Bonet, Vesna opi, Costis Dallas, Christian Esch, Rod Fisher, Rui Telmo Gomes, Ineke van Hamersveld, Sofia Karagianni, Hans van Maanen, Emmanuel Négrier, Georgia Papadopoulu, Lyudmila Petrova, Annick Schramme, Riitta Seppälä, Katia Segers, Cas Smithuijsen, Barbara Stüwe-Eßl, Corina uteu, Szabó János Zoltán, Margaret Tali, Ana Villarroya and Joris Vermeulen.
Boekmanstudies/ VSCD in connection with PEARLE, 2009-01-29
It`s the third time, the Institute für Kulturkonzepte, based in Vienna and Hamburg, publish "An Anatomy of Ars Management" in their range of specialist books on arts management including articles in English and German. This year the articles are much influenced by the development of arts management and relate to important trends in even this area.The motivation therefore are the anniversaries of both institutes: The Institut für Kulturkonzepte in Vienna is celebrating its 15th year since its founding, whilst the Institut für Kulturkonzepte in Hamburg has reached the five-year milestone.

Volume 3 of An Anatomy of Ars Management focuses mainly on future perspectives, entrepreneurial arts management and transcultural work.

The first chapter future perspectives includes an article by Giep Hagoort and an interview with Erich Pöttschacher, both looking at future prospects for art entrepreneurs.

The next contributions relate to the entrepreneurial arts management: Birgit Mandel explains the potentially positive practical effects of greater academic demands in arts management. Leo Hemetsberger adopts a philosophical approach as he sheds light on the future tasks of management personnel in arts institutions.

Accounts of specific projects help illustrate which new structures and content are relevant to those arts institutions with an international dimension. Sandra Chatterjee introduces the Post Natyam Collective which has developed its very own collective and transcultural organisational form in dance and dance theory. Margaret Tali and Laura Pierantoni report on new approaches to museum funding in central and eastern Europe. Gesa Birnkraut describes what she learned - and the challenges she faced - when she set about training African arts managers. This volume is rounded off by two highly practical articles: Isgard Rhein and Birgit Schaarschmidt provide current information on rights of use, whilst Horst Dahmen reflects on real security risks faced by arts institutions.

With the launch of the volumes of An Anatomy of Ars Management the institutes establish a new link between research and practice in the field of arts management. This has been brought about by interdisciplinary contributions on a host of different themes an areas of activity. The first volume was published in 2007.

Order at: www.kulturkonzepte.at
2009-01-01
 
This tool in the Excellence in Fund Raising Workbook Series offers you a practical, hands-on guide to creating the cornerstone of any successful fund raising program--an effective case for support. Written by Tim Seiler--a leader in the field of fund raising and a disciple of master fund raiser Hank Rosso--Developing Your Case for Support provides you with a complete framework for bringing together all the reasons nonprofits know they are worthy of support, and shows you how to develop a case that makes those reasons concrete and real for donors. Filled with helpful worksheets and examples, the workbook features a step-by-step methodology for gathering, organizing, and using the information essential for developing a compelling case statement.


Paperback: 160 pages

Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (August 3, 2001)
John Wiley & Sons, 2008-12-08
 
Within the social, political, and economic realities of our century, globalization is a constant; its effects both wide-reaching and profound. Depending on perspective, globalization has been used - in the extreme both to praise the processes by which the world can become a world village; characterized by tolerance and respect for all cultures, and to curse those that inch us closer to the brink of ultra capitalism in a world of drab homogenization. Whether we are at the extremes, or somewhere in between, globalization and its implications for the arts and for culture, is something with which to contend.

In April 2007 specialists in cultural management met for two days in Helsinki to talk about globalization and the cultural field. For the cultural worker, is global citizenship a role to be taken or not? Is it an opportunity for artists and cultural workers that will lead to diversity and the flourishing of culture, or an insurmountable challenge? What are the risks, to cultural managers, in embracing new values, either those associated with globalization, or those that are opposed? These questions and many more fuelled the discussion and debate. This book provides a report of the proceedings with commentary by the editors.

Of value to practitioners, students, educators, and researchers, The Cultural Manager as Global Citizen provides a point of departure for thought, discussion, and reflection concerning many of the key questions presently confronting the field.

The Cultural Manager as Global Citizen. Symposium Series: Cultural Management and the State of the Field.
Helsinki, Finland 18-20th April 2007.

15 + postage

To order, please contact: pekka.vartiainen (at) humak.edu
HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, 2008-12-03
 
Cultural Trends has been providing in-depth analysis of cultural sector statistics since 1989. It focuses on key trends within the fields of material culture, media, performing arts and the historic environment, and it includes coverage of issues which impact on the sector as a whole, such as the internet, poverty and access to the arts, and funding.

Cultural Trends is based on the assumption that cultural policy should be based on empirical evidence and it champions the need for better statistical information on the cultural sector. It aims to:

  • stimulate analysis and understanding of the arts and wider cultural sector based on relevant and reliable statistical data;
  • provide a critique of the empirical evidence upon which arts and wider cultural policy may be formed, implemented, evaluated and developed;
  • examine the soundness of measures of the performance of government and public sector bodies in the arts and wider cultural sector; and encourage improvements in the coverage, timeliness and accessibility of statistical information on the arts and wider cultural sector.
Cultural Trends has the same rigorous writing process as any academic journal. Articles are commissioned from leading authorities in the relevant field, and all are peer reviewed. Many chapters are appended by expert commentaries, which further explore and analyse the subjects covered.

The journal is widely read and referred to by arts funders, sponsors and administrative bodies; by local and central government officials; by broadcasting and arts organisations; by researchers, consultants and academics; and by those concerned with the promotion and development of the arts and creative industries.

Cultural Trends is not associated with any political party or pressure group.

Five issues per year

Print ISSN 0954-8963
Online ISSN 1469-3690
Taylor & Francis, 2008-11-15
Many arts organizations today find themselves in financial difficulties because of economic constraints inherent in the industry. While other companies can improve productivity through the use of new technologies or better systems, these approaches are not available in the arts. Hamlet requires the same number of performers today as it did in Shakespeare's time. The New York Philharmonic requires the same number of musicians now as it did when Tchaikovsky conducted it over one hundred years ago. Costs go up, but the size of theaters and the price resistance of patrons limit what can be earned from ticket sales. Therefore, the performing arts industry faces a severe gap between earnings and expenses. Typical approaches to closing the gap--raising ticket prices or cutting artistic or marketing expenses--don't work.

What, then, does it take to create and maintain a healthy arts organization?

Michael M. Kaiser has revived four major arts organizations: the Kansas City Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, and London's Royal Opera House. In The Art of the Turnaround he shares with readers his ten basic rules for bringing financially distressed arts organizations back to life and keeping them strong. These rules cover the requirements for successful leadership, the pitfalls of cost cutting, the necessity of extending the programming calendar, the centrality of effective marketing and fund raising, and the importance of focusing on the present with a positive public message. In chapters organized chronologically, Kaiser brings his ten rules vividly to life in discussions of the four arts organizations he is credited with saving. The book concludes with a chapter on his experiences at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, an arts organization that needed an artistic turnaround when he became the president in 2001 and that today exemplifies in practice many of the ten rules he discusses throughout his book.
Brandeis University Press, 2008-10-30
Performing Arts Management is a must-read for every student and manager of performing arts, from theater to classical music, opera to dance. This comprehensive volume is packed with the wisdom and expertise of more than 150 nonprofit and commercial performing arts professionals who share their winning strategies for the workplace. Uncover the realities of running a performing arts organization today, as the authors offer extensive, in-depth information on:



Organizational Structures and Managerial Positions · Establishing a Mission Statement and Executing a Vision · Nonprofit Formation and Legal Considerations · Producing a Commercial Production · Managing Finances · Developing a Funding Base · Ticket Selling Strategies · Performing Arts Education · Labor Relations · Touring Productions · Facility Management · Career Development Strategies · Internships



Every type of performing arts organization is included, with commentary from managers at the Kennedy Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Festival, the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Minnesota Opera, and many more renowned industry leaders. Their practical tips and insider hints are illustrated by more than one hundred figures and appendices of sample organizational structures, job descriptions, business models, letters, income statements, operating budgets, and much more. Each chapter also highlights classroom discussion questions and contains a detailed resource list, including Web sites. Performing Arts Management is the most authoritative and up-to-date source for anyone in the field seeking successful business and communications practices.


August 2008,Allworth Press
Allworth Press, 2008-10-16
 
This new edition of the bestselling guide on marketing for museums is thoroughly updated, addressing the growing impact of technology, shifts in museum branding and marketing strategy, and also adds international case studies. Written by Neil Kotler along with his brother Phillip, the father of modern marketing, this book reflects the changing museum world. The rapid growth in the number museums worldwide, coupled with greater receptivity on the part of museum managers and boards regarding marketing solutions has created an atmosphere in which museum managers are seeking ways to be more strategic and creative in order to reach their institution's goals.


# Title: Museum Marketing and Strategy: Designing Missions, Building Audiences, Generating Revenue and Resources

# Hardcover: 528 pages

# Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 2 edition (August 8, 2008)
John Wiley & Sons, 2008-08-22
 
Global climate conditions demand a response by institutions that are here for the long haul--as museums are--to collect, preserve, and interpret in perpetuity. Environmentally friendly practices are crucial to the mission of our museums, which, as houses of preservation, are uniquely suited to modeling green behavior and sustainability. In The Green Museum, authors Sarah Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie offer a complete handbook to guide museum staff in incorporating green design into new construction and day-to-day operations. Sustainable practices can save on operating costs and even make museums attractive to new fundraising sources, as Brophy and Wylie show in case studies of museums that have already taken steps to become green. In this easy-to-read book, the authors demystify the process of going green, including detailed explanations of the basics of recycling, options for environmentally friendly exhibit design, and how to conduct energy audits. The Green Museum is full of practical information for museums of any size and a vital resource for every museum that wants to remain relevant in an increasingly green world. The Green Museum is printed with soy-based ink on recycled stock.


Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Altamira Press (July 31, 2008)
AltaMira Press,U.S., 2008-07-31
Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff define 'the groundswell' as a social structure in which technology puts power into the hands of individuals and communities, not institutions. We see examples of this all around us: Second Life, You Tube, Twitter, etc. The technology that is enabling this has created a permanent, long lasting shift in the way the world works. This compelling and research-based book will not only identify the emerging components of this shift, but will also help companies build their businesses around it, regardless of what specific new technologies come along. The word on social computing has been out for a while. It's game changing. Books like Wikinomics begin to describe what the networked world has become. But institutions of all kinds need more than descriptive context. They need tools to navigate the shift in power that social computing and web communities have created. They need data on how their customers use and perceive new media, and guidance about what it means to their business. More than that, they need sophisticated advice that tells them how to turn this new reality to their advantage. This book provides that data and advice.

Li and Bernoff, well-known thought leaders in the area of social technology, have used their considerable resources at Forrester Research to generate hard consumer data that quantifies a viable business opportunity. Based on their work with dozens of companies presented in the book, the authors are able to credibly describe how business can participate in the new social medium in order to communicate with, energize, support, and learn from their customers.More importantly, their work offers proof that prepared organizations can reap significant financial benefits in product development, marketing, PR, sales, and customer retention. They will use their own proprietary data and additional survey research to illuminate the strategies appropriate for specific brands, media, outlets, institutions, and nations.
Harvard Business School Press, 2008-05-01