1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Arts Management

Edited By William Byrnes, Aleksandar Brkić Copyright 2020
    502 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    502 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Companion to Arts Management contains perspectives from international scholars, educators, consultants, and practitioners sharing opinions, exploring important questions, and raising concerns about the field. The book will stimulate conversations, foster curiosity, and open pathways to different cultural, philosophical, ideological, political, national, and generational insights.

    Four broad thematic areas are used to organize current topics in the field of arts and culture management. Part I introduces a mixture of perspectives about the history and evolution of the practice and study of arts management, the role of arts managers, and how arts management is being impacted by the digital age. Part II focuses on the dynamics of entrepreneurship, change processes, and leadership practices. Part III includes globally focused topics on cultural policy, cultural rights, and community building. Part IV examines a sampling of topics related to functional activities that are common to arts and culture organizations around the world such as marketing, planning, increasing diversity, hiring, fundraising, and sustainability.

    This book builds a comprehensive understanding of what arts management can mean in an international context creating an essential resource for students, scholars and reflective practitioners involved at the intersection of business and the arts.


    Part 1: The Evolving Field of Arts Management and the Expanding Roles of Arts Managers

    1. Arts Management and its Contradictions (Justin Macdonnell and Ruth Bereson)

    2. Arts Management: Reflections on Role, Purpose, and the Complications of Existence (Constance DeVereaux)

    3. The Desire of the Artist and the Dharma of the Artist Manager (Anmol Vellani)

    4. Contemporary Arts in Adaptable Quality Management: Questioning Entrepreneurialism as a Panacea in Europe (Milena Dragicevic Šešic)

    5. With Not For: Engagement Strategies in a Digital Age (Oonagh Murphy)

    6. Artist Management in the Age of Big Data (Guy Morrow)

    Part 2: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Transformational Change

    7. The "Artpreneur": Between Traditional and Cultural Entrepreneurship. A Historical Perspective (Marilena Vecco)

    8. More than the Sum of its Parts: Dance, Creative Management and Enterprise in Collaboration (Farooq Chaudhry)

    9. Managing Change and the Implications for Leadership (Ben Walmsley)

    10. Leading Change: Two Executive Leadership Transitions through the Lens of Cognitive Restructuring (Rachel Parker)

    11. Getting on the Balcony: Deploying Adaptive Leadership in the Arts (William J. Byrnes)

    Part 3: Developing Communities and Evolving Cultural Policy

    12. Role of Cultural Networks in the Time of Quantum Reality (Aleksandar Brkic)

    13. Rules of Engagement in the Global Arts City: The Case of The Substation in Singapore (Audrey Wong)

    14. Cultural Facility Development in Japan and its Impact on Cultural Policy, Community, Theatre and Arts Management (Mio Yachita)

    15. The Arts Funding Divide: Would ‘Cultural Rights’ Produce a Fairer Approach? (Josephine Caust)

    16. Managing Cultural Activism: A Case Study of Buku Jalanan of Malaysia (Sunitha Janamohanan)

    17. The Role of Volunteers in Fostering Social Inclusion in a UK City of Culture: Expressing New Narratives of the Visual Arts in the City (Nigel D. Morpeth)

    18. Postmodern Approaches in Curating and Managing Arts Festivals in Global Cities (Benny Lim)

    19. New Organisms in the Cultural 'Ecosystems' of Cities: The Rooting and Sustainability of Arts and Culture Organizations (Marcin Poprawski)

    20. Theorizing Creative Capital in China: A Multi-Level Framework (Yong Xiang and Boyi Li)

    Part 4: Arts Organizations: Strategic Management, Marketing, and Fundraising

    21. Tracing the Evolution of Marketing in Arts Organizations: From ‘Third Wheel’ to Protagonist of the Arts Scene (Marta Massi and Chiara Piancatelli)

    22. Alignment: The Nexus of Effective Strategic Planning (Rebekah Lambert)

    23. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Arts in America: Strategies and Practices (Jean Brody)

    24. Strategic Staffing in the Arts (Brea Heidelberg)

    25. Artistic Interventions for Organizational Development: Case Studies in Italy (Chiara Paolino and Daniela Aliberti)

    26. Exploring International Fundraising for the Arts in Practice: Cross-border Philanthropy for Cultural Organizations (Renate Buijze)

    27. Turning Crowds into Patrons: Democratizing Fundraising in the Arts and Culture (Marta Massi, Piergiacomo Mion Dalle Carbonare, and Alex Turrini)

    28. Fundraising for Classical Music: Case Studies from Hong Kong and Macau (Meggy Cheng, Rebecca Wai In Chou, and Benny Lim)

    29. Funding Forward: Stable Funding for Museums in an Unstable World (Julianne Amendola, Kaywin Feldman, and Matthew Welch)


    William J. Byrnes is Professor Emeritus of Arts Administration at Southern Utah University, USA.

    Aleksandar Brkić is Lecturer at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, covering the fields of cultural/arts management and cultural policy.

    'An important and timely volume, which will help stimulate a global conversation about arts management and its future. The text combines theoretical and critical perspectives with the examination of key technological, cultural, social and economic trends, and with reflections on practices from the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. The book will be of interest to researchers, educators, cultural practitioners and managers wishing to engage with innovative thinking in this field, beyond traditionally dominant Western paradigms.' -- Franco Bianchini, Professor of Cultural Policy, University of Hull, UK

    'This book is a must-have for all enthusiasts, serious students and the curious in this field. William J. Byrnes and Aleksandar Brkic have done an amazing job in compiling a global and condensed, yet comprehensive body of work which should serve as a guide in events and cultural management.' -- Joe Sidek, Festival Director, George Town Festival, Malaysia (2010–2018)

    'A timely addition to the ever-evolving field of arts and culture management. Byrnes and Brkic have selected a diverse group of authors—experts in branding, ED&I, community engagement, policy, revenue strategy, business and fund development, HR and leadership—whose strategic focus is most useful and helpful when taken as a proactive intervention.' -- Sherry Henry-Wagner, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA