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Arts/Cultural Management in International Contexts

By Birgit Mandel, Hildesheim University / Olms Verlag, 2017, 244 pages, ISBN: 978-3-487-15578-4

This newly published book by Birgit Mandel is the result of an empirical research conducted in cooperation with the Goethe Institut and the European Cultural Foundation Amsterdam / Mit Ost Berlin from January to June 2016. The goal of the research project was to gain a better knowledge of the mind-sets, working conditions and practices of arts/cultural managers worldwide, and to learn from their experiences in international cooperation. Interviews were conducted with 35 experts on international arts/cultural management, and 750 respondents from all over the world completed an online survey. In addition, the researchers completed in-depth analyses of two international arts/cultural management training programmes: the MOOC Managing the Arts and the Tandem Programme. The publication provides an overview of the data collected for this study, as well as a comprehensive analysis and clearly articulated summaries and results. Findings from the study are provided in three major areas: (i) findings on diverse international contexts of arts/cultural management; (ii) findings on different roles and missions of arts/cultural managers around the world; and (iii) findings on strategies for and approaches to international cooperation and international trainings in arts/cultural management.

The full results and theoretical background are found in the publication and are available online at: https://hildok.bsz-bw.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/650