This page includes links to relevant educational and training groups, institutes and networks; funding bodies; practitioner networks; residencies and organisations.
There is plenty of information on › international arts management ‹ available online, however, it is not compiled in a systematic manner and is sometimes difficult to find. We would like to present some links that might give you a bit of direction and help. But it is surely work in progress and we are happy to hear from you regarding interesting projects or organisations that should be mentioned here.
Many more links can also be found in Raphaela Henze’s book “Einführung in das Internationale Kulturmanagement”, that has an entire section devoted to residencies, partner organisations, executive education programmes for international arts managers etc. The book will soon also be available in English at Springer VS.
It goes without saying that these notes are by no means exhaustive, they represent only a small and subjective selection, and shall not be regarded as complete.
An interesting job opportunity has come up: Team Leader for a Cultural Diplomacy Platform in Brussels. The overall objective of the project is: To foster increased role for culture in EU’s external relations through engagement with cultural operators worldwide for better knowledge and understanding of EU’s principles and policies.
The Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe is developed by an independent association based at the Boekman Institute. They are currently updating the UK entry and this is a great first introduction to cultural policy issues across Europe.
The Arts Council Ireland has a compilation of terms that are of interest and frequently used in the context of international arts management and gives definitions for e.g.: diversity, multiculturalism, interculturalism, minority ethnic, assimilation and integration.
Good Practice Database of culture-related projects serving the integration of migrants / refugees
Information on events, workshops, residencies, and the cultural and creative scene in the UK, as well as helpful research results, manuals and other publications, can be found on the website of the Visiting Arts Organisation that strives to improve intercultural understanding through art. Visiting Arts is also a Cultural Contact Point for the UK.
The Guardian newspaper’s Cultural Professionals Blog (now closed) still includes current texts on all subjects, a wonderful insight into the British cultural event scene and plenty of important information for cultural managers outside Great Britain, as well as in the network.
ArtsProfessional offers up-to-date information and details on numerous job offers in the United Kingdom.
Visit the blog of the Lecturer Emily Mark-Fitzgerald, based at University College Dublin for information on the Irish cultural scene and a great collection of links
Canadian Cultural Human Resource Council is a great source of information that does not necessarily pertain to Canada-specific topics, but to cultural management challenges in terms of the human resources sector, and it also covers many subjects that cultural managers will find relevant.
Iberescena is an important source for everyone interested in the performing arts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. The foundation supports in particular theatre festivals in these countries.
Among the most important civil society networks in Africa is the Arterial Network which is a great source for everyone interested in arts management in Africa
The Association Racine based in Casablanca, Morocco, also offers information about Africa. The website also contains a well-structured bibliography with many important sources in English and French that are not yet widely known in Europe, such as the ones covering mobility within Africa.
In particular, Art Moves Africa focuses their efforts on mobility within Africa and offers travel grants, among other things, to artists and creative professionals. Many cultural workers in Africa see this lack of resources as a major deficit, since the respective governments do not allocate funds to artist mobility. The website of Art Moves Africa also features Mobility Hub Africa, a virtual platform that offers information about art and culture in Africa, art places and events, creative artists and their projects, as well as a database with information on mobility of cultural workers within the African continent.
Arts Network Asia (ANA) is set up by an independent group of artists, cultural workers, and arts activists from Asia and is an enabling grant body working across borders in multiple disciplines that encourages and supports regional artistic collaboration as well as develops managerial and administrative skills within Asia.
Al Mawred Al Thaqafy is also an important source of information about the Arab world. Here you will find manuals, such as the Cultural Management Training Manual, which specifically addresses particularities of Arab countries, as well as Funding Guide for Culture and Arts in the Arab Region. Unfortunately, these publications are only available in Arabic. Much more information on projects, events, activities, workshops, training courses, programmes, and a comprehensive link collection can be found on the website of this NPO.
If you are interested in Australia and the local cultural scene, as well as in promotion of art and culture, Arts Council Australia is the right place for you.
The European Culture Foundation in Amsterdam offers plenty of information about grants, awards, and residences, as well as events throughout Europe and interesting reports, research results, and publications. In addition, you can connect to the ECL Lab, start discussions and post tenders.
ENCATC is the European network on cultural management and policy
On the website of On the Move, cultural mobility network from Brussels, you will find up-to-date information about events, residencies, grants, etc. There are also plenty of helpful and concise tips related to visas and taxes, as well as country-specific information, on the website.
World Cultures Connect (WCC) is a project by Visiting Arts and a platform that will connect cultural managers and artists from all over the world. On this website, you will find information on tenders, job offers, events and activities.
Trans Europe Halles from Lund in Sweden is currently bringing together and supporting (through workshops, events, joint projects and consulting) 59 independent cultural centres across Europe.
The so-called Mobility Guides for 51 countries in Europe and Asia is an important resource for those who are interested in mobility of artists and cultural workers in Europe and Asia. You can also subscribe to a newsletter from ASEF Culture 360 on the website.
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