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6TH WORKSHOP ON MANAGING ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS


OXFORD, U.K. NOVEMBER 30-DECEMBER 1, 2018
HOSTED BY



CHAIRMEN

Luca ZAN
Bologna University - Italy 

Pegram HARRISON
Oxford University - U.K.
 

CO-ORGANIZED WTTH

GIOCA_Ricerche

OSBS “Engaging with the Humanities” Programme

BACKGROUND

Arts organisations, heritage sites, exhibitions centres, galleries, museums, archaeological sites and performing arts institutions, both public and private, are increasingly being pressured to improve operational efficiency, and to take a more commercial view of their purpose and activities. The international financial crisis made conflicts of interest more intense, and the very survival of many arts institutions more challenging. Recent social and political pressures (eg migration, populism) have further diverted attention and funding from arts organisations.  In this complex context, the very nature of these institutions is called into question, because their core activities (such as collecting, conserving, teaching, and interacting with the public) depend enormously on the availability and management of increasingly constrained resources.  Processes of privatisation and managerialisation, as well as increased entrepreneurial activity, are often suggested as the solution for the survival of such entities – and, equally often, are challenged.

Thus the aim of this workshop in Oxford is to provide a forum for ongoing dialogue between diverse and in some cases conflicting views on the management of arts organisations and cultural institutions.  Following the first five workshops (London, January 2001; Bologna, December 2004, September 2008, September 2012, December 2015), patterns and possible consequences of the variety of changes occurring in management practices will be presented, discussed and debated.

A focus on international comparison is called for. The idea is to bring together from various disciplines and contexts different perspectives on this interesting but under-represented intersection of humanities and management studies. We encourage co-authoring by professionals and academics, as well as creative tools for presenting field research.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Workshop is based on call for papers. The following are some suggestions for possible topics to be proposed, without setting any limitation as to potential themes and perspectives:

  • The impact of the financial crisis on arts organizations
  • Human resource management in a new institutional context: threats, fears and opportunities
  • Managing the heritage chain from archaeological discovery to museum access
  • National variations and commonalities in managing arts and cultural organizations
  • Western-centrism and "the rest of the world": open issues and perspectives
  • The role of international agencies and their impact in the preservation/disappearance of local specificities
  • Organisational innovation: governance structures, operating mechanisms and social processes
  • Product quality and economic viability: professional and managerial standards
  • The process of social construction of notions of efficiency and effectiveness in art organisations
  • Profitability, self-financing, autonomy, or simply accountability: the problematic application of common managerial concepts to non-profit arts organisations
  • Privatisation, outsourcing, re-organisation beyond ideologies
  • Partnerships between institutions, local and international, and their management. In reality, who leads?
  • PPP in arts organisations
  • Marketing orientation and the aesthetic/historic/professional point of view
  • Value creation in the arts and creative industry
  • New trends in the sociology of cultural consumption: the 'Experience Economy', excess capacity and market saturation
  • Externalities, aggregate cost/benefit logic, and the managerial conduct of the individual organisation
  • The difficult triangulation: professionals, arts policies and management discourses
  • Pitfalls and degenerative impacts of the introduction of managerial and economic views for the survival of arts organisations
  • Policies and practices and the issue of the level of analysis: between individual organizations, clusters, and urban and regional developments

► ► Papers with a special focus on individual sectors are also welcome (i.e. university museums, industrial heritage; performing arts; leadership development in cultural institutions, etc.).

Papers accepted for presentation will be organized in sessions by theme.

Each paper will be assigned a discussant to enhance a thorough discussion of the papers.

 

Submisisons  By August 21, 2018
Notifications September 10, 2018 
Full/final papers  By October 31, 2018

 

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download programme

PRACTICALITIES

WORKSHOP LOCATION

The workshop will take place in the premises of

Said Business School
Park End Street
OX1 1HP - OXFORD

The building is located opposite the main Oxford train station


MAP

Find road directions HERE  and HERE
 

ACCOMMODATION

Here are 3 suggested hotels :

  • Malmaison Hotel Oxford: Oxford Castle, 3 New Rd, Oxford OX1 1AY
  • Macdonald Randolph Hotel:  Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2LN
  • The Principal Oxford Spires Hotel: Abingdon Rd, Oxford OX1 4PS

Please find useful details here.


FEE 

The fees include participation to the workshop, documents, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments.

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
264,00 € (including 44,00 € VAT)
For participants coming from another academic institution 360,00 € (including 60,00 € VAT)

Cancellations made before November 1, 2018 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

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ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PLACE DE BROUCKERE - 31 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be