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Wednesday, May 31 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Dialogue of Networks: A Global Conversation in Partnership with ENCATC (Closed Session)

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An invited group of attendees representing arts and cultural management networks from around the globe will convene for an exploration of an international arts administration education agenda. 

This session is a cooperative effort between ENCATC and AAAE, invitation and RSVP is required.

About AAAE

The Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) consists of more than 150 member programs, all training and equipping students in arts leadership, management, entrepreneurship, cultural policy, and more. The organization’s network of instructors and their alumni are the cornerstones of local arts communities across the globe. AAAE serves as a convener, a resource, and an advocate for formal arts administration education.

AAAE member institutions develop and run programs of all shapes and sizes: undergraduate to graduate, private schools to state universities, online, cohort-based, fellowship-based, and more. The organization maintains a network of program directors, scholars, and practitioners working to strengthen arts administration education. AAAE also supports its members in publishing and presenting research in arts management and administration.

Established in 1992 in Warsaw, ENCATC is an independent organization and the only European network in the field of cultural management and policy. Currently, it is made up of more than 100 member institutions in over 40 countries. ENCATC is an NGO in official partnership with UNESCO and an observer of the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Culture.

Our mission is to stimulate the development of cultural management and cultural policy education in Europe and beyond, engaging and responding to new developments in politics, economics, societies, and technology.

Our members are higher education institutions, training centers, cultural organizations, consultancies, public authorities, and artists.

Since its creation, ENCATC cooperates with the Council of Europe, UNESCO, European institutions, and the European Cultural Foundation. As results of our internationalization policy, ENCATC is also a strategic partner of the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and the Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies.

We believe cultural management and policy education, training, and research have the power to make the cultural sector stronger, resilient, and sustainable in Europe and beyond.

In 2017, the 25th ENCATC Congress on Cultural Management and Policy will be organized from 27-30 September in Brussels, Belgium. The Congress theme will focus on "Click, Connect and Collaborate! New directions in sustaining cultural networks". 

During the Congress, eminent experts from all over the world will analyze the latest research and share expertise from the field to answer questions such as: What is the real value of networks? Why are they essential? Are networks the right format to communicate and meet each other nowadays? How do we use digitalization to involve members in a network? What is the added value of joining one? How entrepreneurial are cultural networks? Which business model are they looking to develop? How sustainable are they? 

ENCATC’s Congress will be the occasion to reflect on these questions, the future role of networks in the cultural sector, and the role networks play for higher education arts administration programs. What will all this mean for the way we work, connect, and collaborate? 

The four-day event will bring participants exceptional content and programing on cultural management and policy, provide insight and knowledge from top experts, present the latest research trends, and offer exciting cultural activities and many networking moments. Each year, the Congress attracts an international audience that includes experts, academics, researchers, arts and cultural managers, artists, policy makers, students, and representatives from local, regional, and national governments.



Wednesday May 31, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
QMU Room 3170