Arts Management

2nd Edition

By Derrick Chong

© 2009 – Routledge

260 pages

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Paperback: 9780415423915
pub: 2009-12-21
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About the Book

The second edition of Arts Management has been thoroughly revised to provide an updated, comprehensive overview of this fast-changing subject. Arts managers and students alike are offered a lively, sophisticated insight into the artistic, managerial and social responsibilities necessary for those working in the field.

With new cases studies and several new chapters, Derrick Chong takes an interdisciplinary approach in examining some of the main impulses informing discussions on the management of arts and cultural organizations. These are highly charged debates, since arts managers are expected to reconcile managerial, economic and aesthetic objectives. Topics include:

  • arts and the State, with reference to the instrumentalism of the arts and culture
  • business and the arts
  • ownership and control of arts organizations
  • arts consumption and consumers, including audience development and arts marketing
  • managing for excellence and artistic integrity
  • financial investing in the arts, namely fine arts funds and theatre angels
  • philosophies of philanthropy

Incorporating a deliberately diverse range of sources, Arts Management is essential reading for students on arts management courses and provides valuable insights for managers already facing the management challenges of this field.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction to Arts Management Section 1: Institutional Partners 2. Arts and the State 3. Business and the Arts Section 2: Relationships with Stakeholders 4. Ownership and Management of Arts Organizations 5. Arts Consumption and Consumers 6. Managing for Excellence and Artistic Integrity Section 3: Wealth and the Economy 7. Financial Investing in the Arts 8. Globalization and the Art World

About the Author

Derrick Chong is Senior Lecturer in Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Arts Management (Routledge, 2002) and co-author of The Art Business with Iain Robertson (Routledge, 2008).

About the Series

Mastering Management in the Creative and Cultural Industries

Creative and cultural industries account for a significant share of the global economy and working in these sectors is proving increasingly popular for graduates across a wide array of educational institutions. Business and Management skills are a vital part of the future of these sectors, and there are a growing number of degree schemes reflecting this.

This series provides a range of relatively short textbooks covering all the key business and management themes of interest within the creative and cultural industries. With consistent production quality, pedagogical features and writing style, each book provides essential reading for a core unit of any arts / cultural management or creative industries degree and the series as a whole provides a comprehensive resource for those studying in this field.

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Subject Categories

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