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.
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:
► ► 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.
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The workshop will take place in the premises of
The building is located opposite the main Oxford train station
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The fees include participation to the workshop, documents, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments.
Cancellations made before November 1, 2018 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.
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