Research and Teaching opportunity for colleagues from the Global South at Heilbronn University

This section presents new inquiries emerging from the Network.

Managing Culture: Reflecting on Exchange in Global Times, (2020) edited by Victoria Durrer and Raphaela Henze for Routledge. With a focus on the fine, visual and performing arts, the book positions arts and cultural management educators and practitioners as active agents whose decisions, actions and interactions represent how we, as a society, approach, relate to, and understand ourselves and others. This consideration of education and practice as socialisation processes with global, political and social implications will be an invaluable resource to academics, practitioners and students engaging in arts and cultural management, cultural policy, cultural sociology, global and postcolonial studies.

Zheng, J. 2019. Cultural Management: Evolution and Education in the World”.
Network member Jane Zheng from Hong Kong presents her new publication that strives to provide Chinese arts managers with an overview of the development of the discipline in the Global North. Read more.

Prof. Javier J. Hernández Acosta, PhD, MBA, Director of the Departamento de Administración de Empresas, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico,,  would to share with you this resource that he created at the University. It consists of a series of videos and podcasts based on his creative entrepreneurship book. Because the book was only published in Spanish, he did the videos in both languages. It provides an introductory course on basic topics and processes related to cultural and creative entrepreneurship.


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9783658192730 Introduction to International Arts Management by Raphaela Henze explains and critically examines how arts managers from more than 40 countries across the world respond to the various phenomena of globalisation, digitalisation and migration. It also analyses the manner in which cultural institutions become more international in nature. Real-life case studies and experiences from numerous practitioners as well as an international comparison of those specific challenges and opportunities illuminate how practicing in international and transcultural contexts is now inevitable. This book presents the basic concepts, theories and terminology required for this kind of work in addition to providing an overview of the daily tasks and challenges involved. It will be of interest to practicing and aspiring arts managers who wish to develop a further understanding of the complex way in which the field is developing.


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.

Durrer, V., Henze, R.,  Ross, I., 2016. Approaching an Understanding of Arts and Cultural Managers as Intercultural Brokers. Arts Management Quarterly, No 124, pp. 25 – 30. Available at:

Our current context of internationalisation, globalisation, and the increasing global migration presents challenges and opportunities for the arts and cultural sector. With creative and aesthetic expressions inherently reflective of cultural ideas, knowledge and values, arts and cultural managers have a significant role to play in directing, administering and mediating intercultural understanding. This refers to the ability to know, accept, value, and empathise with alternative perspectives and perceptions of the world (Marginson and Sawir, 2011; Perry and Southwell, 2011).

Henze, R., 2016. How globalization affects arts managers. Arts Management Quarterly, No. 124, pp. 19-14. Available at:

This research seeks to develop greater understanding of the impacts of globa- lization, digitalization, and (im)migration on the work of arts managers and arts management researchers. Different from studies that focus specifically on those who work exclusively in international contexts, this paper aims to present current research based on an international empirical study of arts managers who do not necessarily cross borders for their work and who would in most cases not even consider their work international as such. The fin- dings are a brief excerpt of the results of an online survey in October and No- vember 2015 among 352 arts managers in 46 countries.1 It dealt inter alia with the question how globalization affects the day-to-day work of arts managers and how they deal with the challenges globalization imposes on them.

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