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All the worlds a crises? The real estate bubble, government depts, economic weakness and/or bank runs ... Many people are cheesed of those bad news. Is the art sector the last paradise? Yes and no. Yes, because the arts and creative sector is a value on its own, and a driving force for the growth of regions and countries. No, because many cultural institutions come under economic pressure so far.
In this scenario, isnt it time to give impulses for the future? We will do so with our special "Positive Impulses" this month. Even from Greece, where last month at the 3rd Kufstein Summer School young professionals worked on in- novation strategies in the arts. The aim was to reflect about the role of arts management within an economic crisis like now in, but not limited to Greece. We publish the summary paper exclusively in this newsletter issue.
Sustainability has become a buzz word in all areas of life ranging from sustainable finance to sustainable tourism or sustainable consumption. But "sustainable arts and culture" ... ?!
In this issue we deliver news and background stories from Denmark, Russia, South Korea and the United States. But the perspective is not a national, but a global one. First of all, Peter Tarlow from Texas shares his ideas about the relationship between arts and tourism with us. Many cities, Dr. Tarlow considers, have not taken advantage of either the cultural side of the arts or the commercial side. But nearly each city have a local art scene, which could be an additional value for the community, if you include them in your tourism marketing concept. Tarlows main idea is about creating a co-operative atmosphere between the arts and tourism communities.
We are glad to provide you with a special focus on the United Arab Emirates in our latest newsletter issue with the support of our consultant Doerthe Ramin, who visited the region this year.
This newsletter issue includes a report about the new ways churches are being used culturally. We believe that in numerous regions, where churches are being forced to close their doors due to shrinking congregations, smart and careful concepts are needed to transform them. The article by the Kansas-based writer Wayne Hilburn offers several solutions. You will also be able to read an interview with Ancuta Vamesco, a project manager from Romania.
We have decided to focus this jubilee issue on one continent that unfortunately receives too little attention: Africa. There are not many people from Africa who read our newsletter, and of course there are many reasons for this. First of all, it is difficult to find authors and editorial contributions from this region and therefore we have been unable to offer much to the major role players in the African cultural sector. Add to this the language barrier. In many African countries, French, alongside the regional language, is spoken, and as our web resources are provided in English and German, we have been unable to cater directly to this. Another reason lies in the fact that there is simply a lack of infrastructure, both culturally and technically. There are few festivals, as well as theatrical and musical groups, which have access to the Internet. This will have to be a goal for the years to come, and in our opinion aid organizations must focus their efforts on access to education and information.

As an educational major, it has been possible to study cultural management for nearly the past 50 years. Just looking at our education guide online, you will quickly get an overview of just how many degree programs there are currently in this area worldwide. This in turn has contributed to the fact that many students go abroad now to study, thereby making cultural industries increasingly international. It also leads us to ask the following questions: what are the different programs available and which subjects are important for students? Moreover, which fields of research are being developed in result of these teachings and in what ways has cultural management profited from such degree programs? These are just some of the questions we would like to investigate in the latest issue of Arts Management Newsletter.
Arts Management Network is happy to present another newsletter issue. It is an actual topic that stays in the center of a publics attention. It is hard to imagine that someone would be against the protection of the cultural heritage, because it belongs directly to the own tradition and history.
The topic of the January issue of Arts Management Newsletter is Classical Music Business. Why Classical Music Business again after covering orchestra management already in April 2007? The idea was born last November on the German Orchestra Day where orchestra was put to a highlight of the conference, in particular, orchestra viewed from the national perspective. At the same event we had a chance to meet Executive Vice President of the League of American Orchestras, Jesse Rosen, and consequently to pose questions concerning the mission of the League as well as to discuss similarities and differences between orchestras on international level.
Special topic of this newsletter issue is Australia. In 2002 during an extended learning trip, we visited arts managers in organizations and universities in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide. Already at that time we were impressed by the high level that Australian cultural sector has achieved, especially, in the arts management education. There is a close networking system among arts professionals that aims at strengthening cooperation between professionals as well as sustainable audience and organizational development programs which are considered to be leading principles of the arts management education.
The special focus in this newsletter issue tries to give you some ideas, how technologies can help your organisation. We portrait solutions and tools, give previews to upcoming conferences, and provide background facts.
The May issue of the Arts Management Newsletter takes a special focus on fundraising aspects in the arts sector. It provides a good overview about trends, specialized organisations and experts, books and web resources.
The latest issue of our Arts Management Newsletter has been released. We took a special look at the developments in orchestra management, but you will also find general news and trends in arts management as every month. Enjoy reading this newsletter, and tell your colleagues about our free news service for arts managers.

This issue has the special topic "Scandinavia".
Earlier or later in his or her professionship, an arts manager will face legal aspects.
Questions about copyright and intellectual property as well as problems with contracts- the manager should have a basic understanding to prevent crises in legal matters. No doubt, that he cannot replace a lawyer as the expert in such a case. We have chosen the relationship between Arts and Law as our special topic for this month and hope, you will get benefits with reading some of the 27 articles about it. One highlight is a report by our EU correspondent Tanya Wittal-Duuerkop. She wrote a review about the last European Writers congress in Brussels, which had a strong part and even a resolution about authors rights. This makes us obvious how much legal aspects can involve political dimensions, too.
This issue is all about Entrepreneurship and Business Start-Up.
This issue is all about arts management in "Chinese speaking Regions".
This issue is all about "Museum Management" in global contexts.
This issue is all about "Dance".
You'd like to advance your career in the arts? Then you should read this issue of Arts Management Newsletter.