We would like to invite you to contribute a chapter to an edited volume, Equity in the Artworld from the local to the global, focused on solutions to the democratisation of the artworld – more specifically, on the relationship between the art world and equity. The expansion of neoliberal capitalism on a global scale, which strikes at the arts and culture, as at other fields of social reproduction, has highlighted this topic as one of the main challenges and major tasks of scholars active in the fields of cultural policy and management, theory and sociology of art, political economy and economy of culture.
This edited volume argues that the art-labour alliance has been redefined owing to deregulation and the gradual abolition of minimum labour rights, social protection and security. The visual arts in particular have become a crucial area in the field of culture where the market-oriented processes of globalisation are manifested. Shifting the orientation of the art world toward business, speculators have assumed the position of key players in the art market, creating a money-making machine out of art. As a consequence of the concentration of wealth and influence in a neoliberal global society, culture and the arts have become the exclusive right of privileged actors. Therefore, the function and status of art and artists in contemporary society are moving away from their mission of fulfilling the public interest.
Chapter topics may include approaches and research methods that address a vast array of relevant contemporary research problems, such as:
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit full chapters on or before May 20th, 2021, to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions. Authors will be notified by July 10th, 2021 about the status of their proposals. There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted on the basis of a peer review editorial process.
About the publisher
This book is scheduled to be published by the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management – the University of Arts Belgrade, and the New Media Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts Belgrade. The Faculty of Fine Arts already has a long tradition (since 1937) of publications in the fields of History of Art, Philosophy and Aesthetics, Architecture, Art Theory, Art Management, and Cultural Policy. The New Media Department at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, has established its own publishing activity, developing a specific intellectual profile by promoting theories, debates and discussions about and within the intersections of art, science, technology and politics. This publication is anticipated to be released at the end of 2021.
Nina Mihaljinac, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dramatic Arts and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management, University of Arts Belgrade
Bojana Matejić, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts – New Media Department, University of Arts Belgrade
Milan Đorđević, Research Associate, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts Belgrade
Full chapters submission deadline: May 20th, 2021
Notification of acceptance and review results: July 10th, 2021
Final acceptance notification: September 15th, 2021
Milan Đorđević, Research Associate
Faculty of Dramatic Arts
University of Arts Belgrade