Top 5 Art Management Books to follow according to TAtchers`
We have compiled a selection of books for you to help you understand cultural management.
The A to Z of Arts Management, Second Edition covers 97 topics about the management of arts and cultural organisations.

Each section offers a theoretical and conceptual introduction to the topic, as well as storytelling and reflections about the meaning and application of such theories in the real world. Drawing on the author's past as a manager running media and performing arts companies and her present as a consultant helping boards and managers, this book covers a wide range of topics, from leadership, motivation and cultural policy to passion, coffee and laughter. This second edition includes even more coverage and stories about the challenges of arts management, and new topics such as harassment, philanthropy and venues.
This book provides you with theory and practical applications from all management perspectives including planning, marketing, finance, economics, organizational, staffing, and group dynamics — all related to an arts organization. Whether you are a manager in a theatre, museum, dance company, or opera, you will gain useful insights into management.

In this volume of 29 essays, Weil's overarching concern is that museums be able to "earn their keep"—that they make themselves matter—in an environment of potentially shrinking resources. Also included in this collection are reflections on the special qualities of art museums, an investigation into the relationship of current copyright law to the visual arts, a detailed consideration of how the museums and legal system of the United States have coped with the problem of Nazi-era art, and a series of delightfully provocative training exercises for those anticipating entry into the museum field.
Once considered a mere caretaker for collections, the curator is now widely viewed as a globally connected auteur. Over the last twenty-five years, as international group exhibitions and biennials have become the dominant mode of presenting contemporary art to the public, curatorship has begun to be perceived as a constellation of creative activities not unlike artistic praxis. The curator has gone from being a behind-the-scenes organizer and selector to a visible, centrally important cultural producer. In The Culture of Curating and the Curating of Culture(s), Paul O'Neill examines the emergence of independent curatorship and the discourse that helped to establish it.
Standing Room Only is the only sourcebook managers and marketers of arts organizations will ever need. Kotler and Scheff apply the full spectrum of marketing principles — from segmentation and pricing to promotion and public relations to nonprofit arts organizations. Here there are hundreds of examples from theater, music, and dance organizations all over the world. The authors present the fundamental marketing principles step by step to show arts managers how to build innovative marketing programs and strong customer bases.
Art market in XXI analysis. Space of artistic experiment
by Anna Arutunova
This book tells about the changes that have taken place with the Western art market since the early 2000s, about its structure and contradictions, the main theoretical approaches to its analysis. The art market here is understood not so much as a mechanism for buying and selling works of art, but as a space where economics, philosophy, art, and sociology collide. This is a phenomenon that gives rise to reflection on the value of art, allowing you to look at the history of the relationship between the world of art and the world of money, to understand the reasons why collectors feel the need to buy works of artists, and artists to invent alternative ways to interact with the market.
The Curator's Handbook is the essential handbook for curators and curatorial students, mapping every stage of the process of putting on an exhibition, no matter
how traditional the venue, from initial idea to final installation.