A platform for the next generation to actively exchange and promote ideas in the arts & cultural management sector

Due to Covid-19, we will meet online in January 2021 through an array of digital formats!

REvisiting Borders

28 – 30 January

The 2021 ACMC is a joint initiative with ENCATC, aiming to foster innovative and necessary conversations with the theme of REvisiting Borders. #ACMC21 aims to provide an engaging space for students and emerging professionals to explore, question, and discuss what borders mean in today’s world, especially within the arts and culture field.

Participants are invited to deepen the conversation through other key themes:

REsilience // REinterpret // REimagine

ACMC 2021 Full Schedule Announced!

We are pleased to welcome successful applicants from across the world who will deliver presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, poster presentations, artistic performances and networking sessions at ACMC 2021. See the full event agenda below!

Introducing our Keynote Speakers

Lluís Bonet is Director of Cultural Management Program and Professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona, Spain. He will deliver the opening keynote speech on 28 January 2021 on the main theme: REvisiting Borders.

Author of numerous publications and research analysis of the cultural sector, has lectured in more than forty countries. He was president of ENCATC and of the Jury Prize for research in cultural policy of The European Cultural Foundation. He has been vice-president of AAAE, board member of the Association of Cultural Economics International, and jury member of the ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Management and of the Roca Boncompte Cultural Studies Award.

Savina Tarsitano is an artist, mentor, curator, artistic director and co-founder ESPROCENDA Institute of Art & Culture in Barcelona, Spain. Her session entitled ‘Towards New Alliances after Covid19: Rethinking the role of the artist in the society’ will explore the theme of #REsilience on 28 January 2021.

For her commitment as artist in projects of change and social integration, culture, heritage and education in 2012 has been nominated: Ambassador of the Third Paradise project of Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte, in 2014 International coordinator of the Peace project Kids-Guernica, in 2008 member of the European Culture Parliament, in 2020 mentor of the Future Generation of the European Culture Parliament, from 2005 founder of the Creativity in Motion project for a social integration and from 2020 co-founder of Hearts to the Earth, Art for Sustainability, peace and solidarity.

Steven Hadley is an academic, consultant and researcher working internationally in arts management, cultural policy and audience engagement, currently a Research Fellow at NUI Galway, Ireland, and Visiting Lecturer at Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany. On 29 January 2021, he will be speaking about ‘Audience Development, Culture-as-Vocation and Democratic Cultural Policy’ in relation to the REinterpret theme.

Amy Whitaker is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Administration at New York University. On 30 January 2021, she will talk about ‘Inventing Point B: Reimagining Collaboration and Restitution Using Blockchain Technologies’ in relation to the REimagine theme.


Following the previous editions of this conference in Hamburg, Vienna, and Groningen, we are focusing on international cooperation now more than ever via Localized Hubs. This year we invite country-based groups of students and emerging professionals to create and curate their own agenda as part of this three-day virtual event.


  • to exchange knowledge on an international scale;
  • to gain visibility and feedback on research and other projects;
  • to learn from high-profile professionals and academics in the industry;
  • to collaborate and get involved in interactive sessions;
  • to grow your professional and academic networks.

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