2021, Online
"REvisiting Borders"

In a harmonious blend of three powerful sub-themes—Resilience, Reinterpret, and Reimagine—2021 edition of ACMC delved deep into the heartbeat of cultural institutions.

In the face of the status quo, we delve into the profound need for cultural institutions to not only adapt but to thrive by embracing inclusivity.

  • In 2021, our collective focus extended beyond the walls of tradition, confronting head-on two of the most pressing issues of our time: racism and the environmental crisis.

In a world that demands adaptability, cultural institutions found themselves at a crossroads, and ACMC 2022 became the compass guiding them through a journey of self-discovery. 

Through REsilience, we celebrate the strength embedded in cultural narratives, narrating tales of triumph over adversity. REinterpret opens the door to fresh perspectives, challenging established norms and fostering a richer, more diverse cultural tapestry. Finally, REimagine invites us to dream of a future where culture not only survives but thrives, even in the face of unprecedented challenges.

As we navigated through these vital themes, we embraced the transformative power of cultural institutions to not only reflect societal shifts but to actively steer them. Each session, every dialogue, was a step towards a more inclusive and sustainable cultural landscape.

Keynote Speakers:
  • Lluís Bonet: Director of the Cultural Management Programme and Professor of Economics at the University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Savina Tarsitano: artist, mentor, curator, artistic director and co-founder ESPROCENDA Institute of Art & Culture in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Steven Hadley: 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. 
  • Amy Whitaker: Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Administration at New York University