Edited by William J. Byrnes, Aleksandar Brkić
“William Byrnes’s Management and the Arts has always been an essential text for those studying arts management, arts administration, or arts and cultural leadership. I was impressed with the first version of this text 20 years ago and used it then as a framework for my teaching program. This latest version is even better, as it now includes international cultural references and case studies, as well as addressing critical issues around gender and race.”
“As an educator and consultant, I’m often asked to suggest accessible, relevant, timely, and above all, practical resources. That describes this book. It was my go-to source, in an earlier edition, as a newly minted executive director. Those new to the field or more experienced should keep the latest edition at hand. It reflects the author’s continued standing in the field.”
Besides an in-depth introduction of the key management principles for the arts and creative industries, this latest edition of Management of the Arts reminds arts managers of the importance of adaptability in today’s ever-changing arts ecosystem. This is a must-read book for all arts management students and practitioners.
With this fully up to date and expanded edition, Management and the Arts re-establishes itself as the most important arts management textbook of our time. Adding many inventive pedagogical devices, links to additional important online and print resources, and an increased international perspective, this classic text continues to serve as a primary source of management wisdom for current and future arts leaders.
“The Routledge Companion to Arts Management is a timely addition to the original text (Management and the Arts) and to the ever-evolving field of arts and culture management. Byrnes and Brkic have selected a diverse group of authors—experts in branding, ED&I, community engagement, policy, revenue strategy, business and fund development, HR and leadership—whose focus on indicators of the future are carefully constructed to be seen through the digitally-expanded perspective of the world, using cultural dexterity, social market data and personal narrative. As one author alludes to regarding the content within, the strategies in these chapters are most useful and helpful when taken as a proactive intervention.”
“This is an important and timely volume, which begins to fill a gap in available literature and will help stimulate a global conversation about arts management and its future. The text combines theoretical and critical perspectives with the examination of key technological, cultural, social and economic trends, and with reflections on practices from the US, Europe, Australia and Asia. The book will be of interest to researchers, educators, cultural practitioners and managers wishing to engage with innovative thinking in this field, beyond traditionally dominant Western paradigms.”
“This book is a must-have for all enthusiasts, serious students and the curious in this field. William J. Byrnes and Aleksandar Brkic have done an amazing job in compiling a global and condensed, yet comprehensive body of work which should serve as a guide in events and cultural management.”