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…

Board Election

A year has passed since the last election so this means we need new active board members! Since Virag Major and Gwenn Sharp are stepping down after two proactive years as board members, and Marta Klepo joined MitOst in January and is connected to the network from MitOst side, this time we need three board members who will shape the future of RBCMN together with Silke Wittig! Read more…

Stories

International Cultural Management

Art Matters

ART MATTERS is an international platform bringing together professionals active at the intersection of arts, activism, and media for critical exchange on artistic and curatorial practices, initiatives and programmes involving protagonists and issues related to migration, a sensitive theme that has become a main global concern. 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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