9th Conference European Sociological Association

RS12 Arts Management: Sociological Inquiries

2009-09-03 15:30:00 2009-09-03 17:00:00 Thursday, 3 September 15:30 - 17:00 Theoretical and Normative Considerations Building AA, AA.340

Arts Mangement from the perspective of sociology of professions

The paper addresses the question, how Arts Management might be explained from the perspective of sociology of professions. Two different theoretical models, the idea of "organizational professionalism" and the concept of a "moral community", will be considered in particular. Professionalization of Arts Management will be mapped and analysed related to social practices, aspects of qualification, organizational structures, markets and Cultural policy. Referring to the German example, the main hypothesis discussed in the paper is that the professionalization of Arts Management is the consequent answer on the ongoing structural changes of the Arts field.