12th Annual Conference of the Fachverband für Kulturmanagement

Arts and Citizenship – Towards Diversity of Cultural Expressions

Arts and CitizenshipPhoto: ©David Schreyer

From 9 – 12 January 2019 the 12th Annual Conference of the Fachverband für Kulturmanagement is to take place at the mdw.

About the conference

The conference aims to focus equally on the academic tasks of research, teaching and dialogue with practitioners in the field at high level. We are looking for contributions that engage critically with the conference topic from theoretical and/or practical perspectives, using a variety of scientific or arts-based theories, methodologies and rich case studies.

  • What are artistic, scholarly or interdisciplinary discourses on the aims, concepts, strategies or practices relating to artistic citizenship and/or cultural diversity? How does the concept of citizenship relate to the arts? What are possible conflicts and potentials of conceptions of 'l'art pour l'art' versus political, social, economic or environmental functions of arts?
  • What are the roles of different actors in the cultural field? How do they practice and develop citizenship? How can we apply the notion of citizenship to the arts and cultural field, or, if we cannot apply this notion for various reasons, what would be alternative approaches? What are the specific discourses and topics within arts and culture?
  • How can arts and cultural management research, practice and education contribute to (arts) citizenship and to enhancing or securing the diversity of cultural expressions?
  • How do ideas of artistic citizenship influence strategies of institutions of higher education involved in the education/development of artists and arts managers? Historic examples and innovative propositions for artistic citizenship and specific (cultural) national, international or transnational policies and politics directed at the diversity of cultural expressions.

These are sample questions that can be explored within the conference topic.
Please find the detailed programme on the conference website: www.mdw.ac.at/ikm/program-programm



Please register at: https://ntry.at/artsandcitizenship

12th Annual Conference of the Fachverband für Kulturmanagement
9 – 12 January 2019
mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
1030 Vienna