Vacancy: Assistant Editor, Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy

7 April 2014

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Vacancy: Assistant Editor, Irish Journal of Arts Management & Cultural Policy (www.culturalpolicy.ie) (temporary; part-time)

School of Art History & Cultural Policy, University College Dublin
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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Organization Description

The Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy (www.culturalpolicy.ie) is a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal publishing original research on the arts and cultural sector in Ireland. An initiative sponsored by School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin (UCD) and Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), it seeks to provide a readable and engaging discussion of recent arts management and cultural policy research for academics and practitioners, encourage new research directions in the sector and offer a platform for aspiring researchers and writers. The Journal’s aims include to:

  • Disseminate high quality, recent academic research on all aspects of Irish arts management and cultural policy in an accessible, dynamic and professionally designed format
  • Serve as an educational resource for arts management and cultural policy professionals, and students studying related topics
  • Support the skill development of professionals working in the arts and cultural sector
  • Encourage debate on topical issues related to arts and cultural management/policy
  • Support and grow a vibrant Irish research community, allowing for the exchange of ideas and promoting research collaborations between individuals and organizations

Articles published by the Journal span the following areas:

  • cultural policy
  • arts and cultural management
  • cultural tourism and the creative industries
  • cultural economics and finance
  • heritage and museum studies
  • arts education
  • governance and administration
  • arts marketing
  • audience development and participation
  • philanthropy / fundraising
  • cultural production / consumption

The project is edited and managed by an editorial team of academics, with further input from its international advisory board.

Role

We are currently seeking expressions of interest in the role of Assistant Editor for Issue 2 of IJAMCP. This role provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience in editing and online publishing, and would be especially suitable for recent graduates (or current PhDs) of postgraduate programmes in related disciplines.

Working in conjunction with the Editorial Board, the Assistant Editor will be responsible for assistance with copy editing, administration tasks, correspondence and online editing/layout. This is a flexible, part-time, and temporary project role which is unpaid, but carries a stipend of €500. Running from May 2014-May 2015, the time commitment is variable but will be approximately 3-5 hours weekly. Bi-monthly meetings in Dublin will be required, but otherwise the candidate may be based anywhere.

Candidates should possess:

  • a postgraduate qualification in Arts Management, Cultural Policy or a related field
  • demonstrated research achievement and strong knowledge of the Irish cultural sector
  • strong working knowledge of word processing software and ability to quickly learn online content management systems
  • attention to detail and excellent editing/writing skills
  • ability to work independently and with access to own laptop/computer

Please forward on a CV and cover letter expressing your interest in the role to info@culturalpolicy.ie by Friday, 25 April 2014.


New arts management jobs posted!

18 February 2014

Apologies for the delay in updating the jobs section of the blog — had to step back for a bit the last few weeks, but am back again at full speed (yikes!)

Lots of great new opportunities posted — a few with closing dates this week, so dust off the CVs tout suite if you’re job-seeking…


Happy new year! Weathering the storms…

7 January 2014

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Well, the recycling bins are overflowing, the tree disposal centres are looking a bit sad, but at least the storm clouds finally seem to be breaking… although perhaps not over Limerick, quite yet (oh dear…)

After a very quiet semester on the blogging front, I’ll be back with regular updates in the coming weeks, and of course, regular job postings and event announcements.

2013 was quite the rollercoaster for the arts & cultural community — we’ve had a nasty budget with bodies like Culture Ireland and National Cultural Institutions especially hard-hit; the spectacular collapse of Temple Bar Cultural Trust and the closure of the Belltable Arts Centre in Limerick (and worrying times for the Irish Architectural Archives too); campaigns highlighting the precarious position of visual artists and compensation and the need for cultural research and better policy-making processes; controversies over corporate arts sponsorships and the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme bursaries.

Amidst the gossip and gloom there have been many bright spots as well — a very successful run by Derry as City of Culture; Rough Magic and Opera Theatre Company’s fab win in the Sky Arts Ignition competition; booming times for Culture Night nationwide;The Gathering (despite its rocky start) now being hailed as a great success. In our own neck of the woods here at UCD, we launched the new Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy and are looking ahead to issue 2 very soon.

What’s in store for 2014? The fallout from the Limerick City of Culture debacle is set to continue (though a new CEO has just been announced) — and in many ways it serves as an apt distillation of the challenges ahead. The bungled initiative has thrown into painful (and public) relief what we already know: the dominant rhetoric of corporate ‘rebranding’ and clashing conceptions of what a ‘city of culture’ is actually meant to deliver; public ‘cultural management’ practices which betray no deep understanding of either term; the small, imbalanced budgets now assigned to major arts events with the expectation of high (usually non-arts) returns; and the shockingly poor control of taxpayer-funded initiatives by the government department meant to oversee them.

There’s still time for Limerick to get its act together — and the mass turnout at public meetings and high level of publicity generated over the past few days bodes well for Limerick CoC. This matters deeply to many people, in Limerick and nationwide. However the issues underlying CoC that have fuelled this crisis have been with us for some time – and they aren’t going away. I’m looking forward to lots of discussions and debates over the coming months over how we can improve relationships between cultural policy, art practice and public funding, across all of the artform sectors. One of the benefits of working in a university is the boundless energy and enthusiasm for change and opportunity in the arts which floods through our doors every year. And as we enter into a new year, I’m taking a page from their book: perhaps we all need to adopt Woody Guthrie’s final New Year’s resolution (from his list that’s been making the rounds): Wake Up and Fight.


Launch of Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy

9 October 2013

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JOURNAL LAUNCH

The School of Art History and Cultural Policy at University College Dublin is delighted to announce the launch of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy (www.culturalpolicy.ie), a new peer reviewed, open access e-journal publishing original research on the arts and cultural sector in Ireland.

It aims to provide an accessible and engaging discussion of recent arts management and cultural policy research for academics and practitioners, encourage new research directions in the sector and offer a platform for aspiring researchers and writers. Contents of the first issue include:

Editorial Board Introduction

Ciarán Benson Foreword

Michelle Carew Towards Creative Europe: Irish Performing Arts Organisations and the EU Culture Programme

Timothy King Tapping the Culturati: An Underexploited Source of Private Finance for the Arts in Ireland

Eve Lalor Safeguarding Giving: the Volunteer and the Intern

Thomas McGraw Lewis Challenging the Literacy of ‘Literacy and Numeracy’: The Potential for Film and Moving Image Media in the Irish Educational Landscape

Emma Mahony Where Do They Stand? Deviant Art Institutions and the Liberal Democratic State

CALL FOR PAPERS – ISSUE 2

Accompanying the launch of Issue 1, the Editorial Board is now currently seeking outstanding research articles by academics and practitioners for Issue 2 of the Journal. Submissions should address topics concerning Ireland or Northern Ireland, may focus on any of the following areas:

  • cultural policy
  • arts and cultural management
  • cultural tourism
  • creative industries
  • cultural economics and marketing
  • heritage and museum studies
  • governance and administration
  • audience development and participation
  • philanthropy/fundraising
  • cultural finance
  • production / consumption
  • arts and education

The Journal is published annually and edited by an Editorial Board comprised of Irish academics. All research-based submissions are blind peer-reviewed by an international panel of academics and practitioners. If you are interested in submitting to the journal, please email a brief abstract and article title to info@culturalpolicy.ie by 1 November 2013. We also welcome proposals for book reviews and editorial essays. Final submissions (4,000-5,000 words) will be due 6 December 2013. Full submission guidelines and further details may be found at www.culturalpolicy.ie.

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Editorial Board:

Pat Cooke, University College Dublin
Victoria Durrer, South Dublin County Council
Emily Mark-FitzGerald, University College Dublin
Kerry McCall, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire

International Advisory Board:

Eleanora Belfiore, University of Warwick
Oliver Bennett, University of Warwick
Constance Devereaux, Colorado State University
Luke Gibbons, NUI Maynooth
Chris Maughan, De Montfort University
Andrew Newman, Newcastle University
Dave O’Brien, City University, London
John O’Hagan, Trinity College Dublin
Carmel O’Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin
Bernadette Quinn, Dublin Institute of Technology
Marie Redmond, Trinity College Dublin
Elizabeth Silva, The Open University
David Throsby, Macquarie University
Jonathan Vickery, University of Warwick
Chris Whitehead, Newcastle University


Artsmanagement.ie – back in business

30 September 2013

Many thanks everyone for your patience while I was away during my little boy’s illness (and for the many kind emails etc received). I do apologize for not being able to respond to my normal volume of email over the last few weeks, but I’m happy to be back. He’s doing much better (and so are we!), and things at last are returning to normal.

I’ve just updated the Jobs page, and will be posting a round-up post very soon! With the autumn arts calendar in full swing, it’s going to be a doozy…

p.s. Thanks for helping artsmanagement.ie make the the Blog Awards Ireland shortlist this year… as always, delighted to be of service :)


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