Quotation Bauer, Christine, Viola, Katharina, Strauss, Christine. 2011. Management Skills for Artists: 'Learning by Doing'?. International Journal of Cultural Policy 17 (5): 626-644.




Although artists must usually be self-reliant when managing their business, an artist's education typically concentrates on artistic skills rather than managerial knowledge. This paper analyses the current curricula of 154 art institutions (public and private), focussing on the so-called DACH countries (Austria, Germany and Switzerland). The results show a deficit in the implementation of economic and, especially, business-related topics in the education of artists at art universities and institutions. A glimpse at Anglo-American countries shows that, unlike in Europe, art schools are more open-minded about implementing economic content into their curricula.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Cultural Policy
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Management Skills for Artists: 'Learning by Doing'?
Volume 17
Number 5
Year 2011
Page from 626
Page to 644
Reviewed? Y
URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2010.531716


Bauer, Christine (Former researcher)
Strauss, Christine (University of Vienna, Austria)
Viola, Katharina (University of Vienna, Austria)
Institute for Information Systems and Society IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
6721 Cultural science (Details)
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