South African Cultural Observatory

20th International Conference on Cultural Economics

BY 31.01.18

CALL FOR PAPERS: 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics to be held in Melbourne is closing soon.

The Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) invites you to attend its 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia from Tuesday June 26th to Friday 29th, 2018.

For the contributed paper sessions, submission of papers (in English) on any aspect relevant to cultural economics will be considered. Submissions are also welcome from different disciplinary perspectives that share an interest in empirically motivated data driven research involving aspects of the arts and culture. While it is expected that full papers will be provided prior to the conference, initial submissions in responding to the Call for Papers is on the basis of an abstract only.

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to): artistic labour market, arts market, arts organizations, creative clusters and urban development, creative cities, cultural entrepreneurship and business, creative industries, cultural policy, cultural tourism, culture and development, digital creative economy, funding the arts, food and wine, globalisation and culture, heritage, Indigenous art and culture, performing arts, sport economics, valuing art, visual arts and more.

Proposals by scholars who wish to organize a contributed session are welcome, provided that the papers in the session do not come from the same research centre, organization or university. Arts administrators, business practitioners, consultants, and policy-makers with an interest in economic related issues and empirically motivated research concerning this field are encouraged to attend the conference to share their views on the interactions between the practices of the cultural sector and economic analysis.

Please note abstracts must not exceed 500 words. As the corresponding author and intended delegate you must also include in the form your name, mailing address and e-mail address, affiliation and position held. If your submission is co-authored you will be able to add details for additional authors where this is necessary. Also you should include keywords (up to five). Abstracts should be submitted before January 31st, 2018. Submissions will be refereed by the Scientific Programme Committee and authors will be emailed to inform them of the decision concerning their submission by February 28th, 2018.

Scholars who wish to organize a contributed session are especially encouraged. They should send their proposal by email (PDF format) before January 31st, 2018 to Dr. Bronwyn Coate at bronwyn.coate@rmit.edu.au for referral to the Scientific Programme Committee. Proposals for contributed sessions will be refereed by the Scientific Programme Committee and proponents will be notified by email before February 28th, 2018.

A workshop dedicated to young researchers will be held on Tuesday June 26th. The workshop will be chaired by Dr, Jordi McKenzie. For more details on the Young Researchers Workshop please contact Dr. McKenzie at jordi.mckenzie@mq.edu.au . The President’s Prize recognizes the best paper from a Ph.D. student presented at the Conference. It entails an expedited process for publication in the Journal of Cultural Economics . Young Researchers are encouraged to apply for the President’s Prize. For more information, visit the ACEI.

http://sites.rmit.edu.au/acei2018/call-for-papers/

INFORMATION
Tuesday 26 June - Young Researcher's Workshop
Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 June - #ACEI18
Conference Website: http://sites.rmit.edu.au/acei2018/

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