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The A to Z of Arts Management

Reflections on Theory and Reality, 2nd Edition

By Ann Tonks


448 pages

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Paperback: 9780367351397
pub: 2020-03-17
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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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General