This year I have been delighted to join the Editorial Board of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy. Online and open access, it was set up in 2013 and has just revised its editorial policy with a new call for submissions by 1 March 2018 (extended from 19 January 2018). There are a number of different areas in the journal and details of all the different sections (research articles, policy reviews, book reviews, etc) are here. If you are interested in submitting something, sharing your work or finding out more, please contact me or one of the other board members.
The bit I’m particularly excited about
As part of the revamp there is a new section called ‘Perspectives on Practice‘, intended to bridge the gap between academic research and professional practice in the cultural sector. If you are working in the arts, heritage or cultural sector and have something you would like to propose that you think will stimulate some discussion, offer some reflection or add to shared knowledge, please get in touch. There is more detail on the website in the section about editorial policies. This tells you how long the finished piece is expected to be, when it is due, the kinds of things we think might be relevant. Please also have a look at author guidelines for further style and submission information.
I want to hear from you if you are an arts manager, project leader, freelancer, practising artist/facilitator, curator, site manager, producer or education officer or anyone working in the field with something significant to share. We know for many working in the cultural sector, writing about their work may be new but we also believe there is a rich body of knowledge out there worth sharing. A short 150-250 word proposal before 1 March 2018 is all that is needed to start but you’re welcome to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss in advance.