ENCATC, AAAE, and TACPS Launched the First-Ever Brussels Manifesto on Arts Management, Cultural Management and Policy Education
The European Network on Cultural Management and Policy (ENCATC), the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and the Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies (TACPS) published the Brussels Manifesto on 14 November 2017, which is the first of its kind within the context of Art Management, Cultural Management and Policy Education.
The Manifesto was envisioned as a tool to reflect the shared values of three major networks ENCATC, AAAE and TACPS, who represent a collective of arts and cultural management educational networks from Europe, North America and Asia.
This document was prepared to demonstrate the current needs and future visions of educators, researchers, cultural operators and public authorities, and to make progress in the field of cultural management and cultural policy.
Seven significant statements are expressed in the Manifesto:
· The need for solid management, policy and research approaches
· The value of diversity in our interconnected world
· The support towards the local, regional and national needs in the context of globalization
· The creation of a space for peer-learning
· The role as an incubator for innovative methodologies and investment in the cultural sector
· The need for comparative, interdisciplinary and practice-based research
· The search of different organizational forms and collaboration models of art and culture that can transform the society, education and business world
Key leaders of the Brussels Manifesto, whose final version is developed by ENCATC and AAAE and then written under the framework of Global Conversation Project with the involvement of TACPS, are Sherburne Laughlin (American University, USA), Alan Salzenstein (DePaul University, USA), and Annick Schramme (University of Antwerp/Antwerp Management School BE).