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The Routledge Companion to Arts Management

1st Edition

Edited by William J. Byrnes, Aleksandar Brkić


456 pages | 39 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138492226
pub: 2019-11-01
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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 one 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 two focuses on the dynamics of entrepreneurship, change processes, and leadership practices. Part three includes globally focused topics on cultural policy, cultural rights, and community building. Part four 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.

Table of Contents





List of Figures and tables

List of Contributors

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

1 Arts Management and its Discontents

Justin Macdonnell and Ruth Bereson

2 Arts Management: Reflections on Role, Purpose, and the Complications of Existence

Constance DeVeraux

3 The Desire of the Artist and the Dharma of the Arts Manager

Anmol Vellani

4 Contemporary Arts in Adaptable Quality Management:

Questioning Entrepreneurialism as a Panacea in Europe

Melina Dragićević Šešić

5 With not for: Arts Management in the 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

Aleksandar Brkić

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 Agency: A Case Study of Buku Jalana 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 Morpeth

18 A Post Modern Approaches to Curating and Managing Arts Festivals in Global Cities

Benny Lim

19 New organisms in cities' cultural 'ecosystems': emplacement, social reception, cultural values

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

Daniela Aliberti and Chiara Paolino

26 Exploring International Fundraising for the Arts in Practice

Renate Buijze

27 Turning Crowds into Patrons: Democratizing Fundraising in Arts and Culture

Marta Massi, Piergiacomo Mion Dalle Carbonare, and Alex Turrini

28 Fundraising for Classical Music: Case Studies from Hong Kong & Macau

Meggy Cheng, Rebecca Chou, and Benny Lim

29 Funding Forward: Stable Funding for Museums in an Unstable World

Julianne Amendola, Kaywin Feldman, and Matthew Welch


About the Editors

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

Aleksandar Brkic is Lecturer in Arts Management at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities