We are delighted to announce a special issue in Arts Management on Cultural Inequalities.
When we started the international and interdisciplinary network Brokering Intercultural Exchange with a generous grant from the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council, we were deeply convinced that deeper, critical consideration and dialogue is needed between researchers, practitioners, educators, and students alike of the issues of diversity, migration, and globalisation within arts and cultural management. Two years later, we have engaged in fruitful, open, and provocative discussions with colleagues from more than 25 different countries. As we reflect on what we have learned to date, we realise that making an invitation to debate issues of exclusion and (in)equality does not in and of itself redraw or rebalance lines of power. While we have made some headway, some voices are still absent and the discourse is still dominated by philosophies and narratives of the global northwest. As a result, the works presented in this special issue strive to address the perpetuation of existing imbalances. We are grateful to Arts Management Network for the opportunity to present this body of work and are very much looking forward to further interaction with all those who share an interest in questions of inter-/transcultural exchange.