Cultural Managers Network

As a collaborative professional cultural managers’ network for cultural exchange that values the diversity of its members, our mission is to engage in art and culture for social change and advocacy in cultural policies, and to foster peer-to-peer capacity building and knowledge transfer among our members.

News

Reflecting group for the Bergen Assembly

Reflecting Group meeting in Bergen, on the occasion of this years’ Bergen Assembly.

The Bergen Assembly is a format with a distinct interest in discursive practices, unlike a traditional biennial or triennial. Its core concerns often draw on the relationship between art and politics, subjects and structures. With the title “Actually, the dead are not dead”, this year’s edition will expand its artistic and discursive scope onto the politics of the body, living and non-living ones, and anything that may lurk in between or beyond that. We very much hope for applications that express interest in these matters and working methodologies.  Read more…

Stories

Board Election

Yvonne Meyer

Why Yvonne wants to be RBCMN board member

My name is Yvonne Meyer, I am working as a freelance cultural manager with a focus on international and transnational exchange, cultural politics, and civic education. My special interests lie in cross-sectorial co-operations. I am good at numbers, in designing structures and in all the concrete things that get an idea into a project. Read more…

Activities

Reflecting Group Dakar (It’s The Red Hour)

The Dakar Reflection Group was initiated out of an urge to better understand the global conditions of artistic and cultural production in today’s world. In line with previous iterations of the Reflecting Group, the Dakar group organized different types of self-education, debate, and exchange. All of its activities were informed by a special interest in ‘(un)learning’, a practice geared towards breaching the limits of hegemonic structures of knowledge. The highlight of the group’s journey to Dakar was a visit to the 13th DAK’ART Biennial.
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Public-Art Project “Hostility/Hospitality”

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Volgograd and other Russian cities instigated a drive to construct hospitality facilities based on high international standards, but it also posed new challenges to the life of urban communities, occasioning dispute and disruption. The city of Volgograd was significantly rebuilt for the event, with new hotels popping up in places that were once home to parks and recreational areas. Citizens of Volgograd were concerned that the FIFA infrastructure would destroy the city’s public spaces. The negative effects of hospitality gave cause for serious discussions.
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