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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:
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.
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
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