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2nd Edition

The A to Z of Arts Management
Reflections on Theory and Reality

ISBN 9780367351397
Published March 11, 2020 by Routledge
470 Pages

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Book Description

The A to Z of Arts Management, Second Edition covers 97 topics about the management of arts and cultural organisations.

Each section offers a theoretical and conceptual introduction to the topic, as well as storytelling and reflections about the meaning and application of such theories in the real world. Drawing on the author’s past as a manager running media and performing arts companies and her present as a consultant helping Boards and managers, this book covers a wide range of topics, from leadership, motivation and cultural policy to passion, coffee and laughter. This second edition includes even more coverage and stories about the challenges of arts management, and new topics such as harassment, philanthropy and venues.

Written for arts managers, students and Board members anywhere in the world, The A to Z of Arts Management provides information about research and academic best practice in arts management alongside stories about the reality of working in the arts and cultural industries.

Table of Contents

1_ A, Artists, Arts, Arts Industry, Arts Leaders, Arts Managers, Arts Organisations, Audiences, Authenticity  2_ B, Boards, Buildings, Bullying  3_ C, Change, Chief Executive Officer, Coffee, Co-leadership, Communication, Conflict, Control, Creativity, Crisis, Cultural Leadership, Cultural Policy  4_ D, Decision Making, Delegation, Diversity  5_ E, Economics, Emotion, Empathy, Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Environment, Ethics, Evaluation  6_ F, Families, Firing, Fundraising  7_ G, Gender  8_ H, Harassment, Hiring, Holidays, Hours, Human Resources Management, Humility  9_ I, Industrial Relations  10_ J, Job Satisfaction  11_ K, Knowledge  12_ L, Laughter, Leadership, Learning, Listening, Love  13_ M, Management, Manners, Marketing, Media, Meetings, Mindfulness, Mission, Money, Motivation  14_ N, Negotiation, Networks, Non-profit  15_ O, Occupational Health and Safety, Offices, Organisational Culture, Organisational Structure  16_ P, Passion, Pay, People, Performance Management, Philanthropy, Policies, Power, Problem Solving  17_ Q, Quality  18_ R, Resilience, Risk  19_ S, Sponsorship, Stakeholders, Strategic Planning, Succession, Sustainability  20_ T, Teams, Technology, Trust, Turnover  21_ U, Uncertainty, Unions, Upward Management  22_ V, Values, Venues, Volunteers  23_ W, Work  24_ X  25_ Y, You  26_ Z

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Ann Tonks is a management practitioner, consultant and academic specialising in arts and cultural management. She has been an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne and was the Managing Director of Melbourne Theatre Company. She has been on the Boards of dance, theatre, opera, employer and advisory organisations and provides advice and guidance to a wide range of companies.