Seminar 1, was held in Heilbronn University, Kunzelsau, Germany on Jan 16th – 17th, explores the relationship of the management of arts and cultural objects to globalisation, internationalisation, and migration.
Sessions explored the relationship between global politics and symbolic creative expression as expressed through arts and cultural management. The history and activities of intercultural exchange in the arts and arts and cultural management, specifically within the areas of education and practice, will be introduced to set the context for the seminars that follow.
Here’s a look at what took place. A list of the speakers who took part is below.
Some of the speakers have made their presentations available online.
Arts and Immigration in the Public Environment in Bulgaria, Tatiana Stoitchkova, Academy of Arts, Sofia– Bulgaria
Navigating between cultural agency and arts administration: USA / Latin America approaches to arts management, Javier J. Hernández Acosta, Director, Business Department at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico
Grace Brockington is Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Bristol, and co-convenor with Sarah Victoria Turner of the ICE research network (‘Internationalism and Cultural Exchange, 1870-1920’). Her publications in the field of cultural internationalism include Above the Battlefield: Modernism and the Peace Movement in Britain, 1900-1918 (2010), and the edited collection Internationalism and the Arts in Britain and Europe at the Fin de Siècle (2009). She is co-editing a second collection arising from ICE, entitled Imagined Cosmopoleis: Internationalism and Cultural Exchange at and beyond the Fin de Siècle (forthcoming 2017).
Milena Dragićević Šešić is a former president of the University of Arts, Belgrade, where she now holds the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management. Dragicevic-Sesic received master’s degrees in Theatre Studies (Paris VIII), Cultural policy (University of Arts Belgrade) and a PhD in Sociology of Culture (University of Belgrade). Her research interest covers wide scope of topics in cultural policies and management, urban policies, cultural and media studies, popular culture. Dragićević Šešić is the author of 16 books and 150 essays, translated in 17 languages. She has been editor of numerous journals and book series. Member of National Council of Science (2006-2010); Member of Advisory Boards of Interuniversity Centre, Dubrovnik; European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, Brussels, etc.
Expert in cultural policy and management for the EU, European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO. She has guest lectured at numerous universities (Lyon, Grenoble, Moscow, Budapest, Krakow, CUNY and Columbia University NY, University of Buffalo, Jyvaskyla, Vilnius, Lasalle Singapore). Dragićević Šešić is a civil society activist offering her volunteer support to the development of critical thinking and artivism in country and abroad. In 2002, she received the Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques (the Ministry of National Education and Research of France).
Raphaela Henze is professor of Arts Management at Heilbronn University. Prior to joining Heilbronn University in 2010 she worked in several senior management positions in universities, ministries and foundations. Her main research focus is on the impacts of globalisation and internationalisation on cultural management and cultural management education. She studied law at Humboldt-University Berlin and Paris X-Nanterre in France, received her Ph.D. from Ruhr University Bochum, was a postdoc at Yale Law School, USA, as well as at the National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) in Tokyo, Japan. She has an MBA from the University of London.
Javier J. Hernández-Acosta, PhD is an Assistant Professor on Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. He earned a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Managerial Development at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and has published in the several books and journal on topics such as cultural policy and creative entrepreneurship. He is also an advisor for creative industries policies in Puerto Rico.
Ushma Chauhan Jacobsen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business Communication, School of Business and Social Science, Aarhus University. She has a Ph.D. in Business Communication, Aarhus University, M.Sc. in Social Anthropology, Edinburgh University and M.Sc. in Knowledge Management, Robert Gordon University. Ushma has earlier worked as a curator and project manager with the National Museums of Tanzania, the Regional Museum and the Gurung Shaman Museum in Pokhara, Nepal and the Museum of Cultural History, Randers, Denmark. This was followed by further professional engagements in national and international NGOs in Denmark and Nepal. Her current research and teaching areas include professional and intercultural communication, Global Englishes, media geographies and ethnographic methods. Ushma is currently part of the interdisciplinary project What Makes Danish TV Drama Travel? (2014 – 2018) funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. Ushma’s contribution to this international project focuses on the Japanese and Brazilian context. Ushma has recently begun a project looking at metrolingual connections using Aarhus 2017 as European Capital of Culture as her case. This project is supported by Aarhus University’s rethinkIMPACTS 2017 programme.
Jana Al Obeidyine has a BA in Audiovisual Arts and MA in dance Anthropology. Currently, she holds the position of project coordinator at the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC). She is a founding member and the vice-chair of Choreomundus Alumni Association, an international association of dance researchers, within which her research interest focuses on bodily knowledge and the role it plays on shaping peoples’ conceptual worlds. She is also a member of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM).
J.P. Singh is Chair and Professor of Culture and Political Economy, and Director of the Centre for Cultural Relations at the University of Edinburgh. Singh has authored four monographs, edited three books, and published dozens of scholarly articles. His book Globalized Arts: The Entertainment Economy and Cultural Identity (Columbia, 2011) won the American Political Science Association’s award for best book in information technology and politics in 2012. His current book projects are: Sweet Talk: Paternalism and Collective Action in North-South Trade Negotiations (Stanford, December 2016), and Development 2.0: How Technologies Can Foster Inclusivity in the Developing World (Oxford, forthcoming). He has advised international organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization, played a leadership role in several professional organizations. He created and is Editor of the journal Arts and International Affairs. He also served as Editor from 2006-09 and dramatically increased the impact of Review of Policy Research, the journal specializing in the politics and policy of science and technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Public Policy from the University of Southern California.
Tatiana Stoichkova is Associate Professor in arts management and marketing at National Academy of Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria. Her current research looks at management and marketing in the arts. Her papers discuss cultural/art management and cultural policies issues. In 2009, Tatiana Stoichkova initiated the Master Programme of Cultural Management and Visual Communications at the South-West University, Blagoevgrad Bulgaria. She is a researcher and expert who conducts and participates in the developmental and educational projects for national and international organizations and networks.
Sarah Victoria Turner is Deputy Director for Research at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London and Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Sarah’s research interests encompass many aspects of British art from 1850 to 1950 and she has published her work in exhibition catalogues, academic publications and online. In 2018, she will co-curate a major exhibition with Mark Hallett at the Royal Academy in London to mark 250 years of the Academy’s Summer Exhibitions. Sarah was recently named one of Apollomagazine’s ‘40 Under 40’ in the European art world. She is co-editor of British Art Studies, an open-access online journal. She is the co-founder of the ‘Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts c. 1875-1960 ‘ research network and co-convenor with Grace Brockington of the ‘Internationalism and Cultural Exchange c.1880-1920’ research network.