Cultural Leadership and Innovation Conference

03.01.2018 |

Hamburg will play host to a range of professionals and students from the field of arts management this month at the annual Cultural Leadership and Innovation Conference on the 17th and 18th of January.

The Association for Arts Management (Fachverband Kulturmanagement for Germany, Austria & Switzerland) will hold its 11th annual conference this month, exploring leadership and innovation with specific reference to arts management.

The conference brings together researchers and practitioners from the field of arts management, to explore what 'cultural leadership' means in the global context. In the process of this exploration, the conference aims to examine the discourse on cultural management and cultural policy, with consideration of interdisciplinary perspectives and with respect to its application in higher education and international study programme curricula. 

Confirmed keynotes so far include Amelie Deuflhard, Director Kampnagel (Hamburg), Simon Kavanagh, kaospilots.dk, Andreas Reckwitz, Professor for Comparative Sociology of Culture, Europa-Universita╠łt Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder), Steven Walter, PODIUM Festival, Jan Zoet, Director Departments for Theatre and Dance, University of Arts (Amsterdam) and Julie Joly, CEO Ecole W (Paris). 

In conjunction with the main conference, on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th of January, the first European Student Conference on Arts Management will be held. Students from Hamburg’s University of Music and Theatre, the Institute KMM, and the Leuphana University Lüneburg will be hosting, along with other European partners.

In addition to the conferences, study visits are available on Saturday 20th January for select conference participants, to cultural institutions including the Elbphilharmonie and the Harbor Museum.   

The conference will officially open at 4pm on Wednesday 17th January, 2018. The Arts Management Student Conference will be held from the 19th to the 20th of January 2018 in Hamburg. If you are interested in attending either or both of the conferences you can find more information here or register here online.

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