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As one of the most prestigious academic conferences in art and cultural management, AIMAC, the International Association of Arts and Cultural Management, has been held successfully the last three decades. We are pleased to announce that the 17th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC 2024) will be hosted by ISCTE, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal from June 24th to 26th, 2024.

AIMAC conferences address all the dimensions of management perspectives and every sector of cultural and creative industries. They have a real international scope, providing opportunities to share experiences and lessons from dozens of countries, from all the continents.

Researchers are invited to submit proposals for paper presentations. The International Journal of Arts Management – the official Journal of AIMAC – will consider with interest submissions made by conference participants.

Themes & Dates


Since the first edition in 1991, AIMAC's conference has always provided a unique forum to reflect on and define arts and culture management today.

AIMAC is the oldest and largest association dedicated to arts and culture management and the first to recognize the importance of professionalizing management in the expanding cultural domain. It was also a pioneer in demonstrating how other sectors can benefit from the study of the iconic culture management laboratory: be it marketing, human resources, strategy and business models, management control, or organization of creative processes.

Proposals from any relevant discipline will be considered, provided they make an original academic contribution to the study of cultural management. This scientific conference will address various sectors of the arts and cultural industries (performing arts and festivals, heritage, museums and visual arts, film production and distribution, book publishing, recording, broadcasting, audio-visual media and multimedia, design, etc.).

Papers on all management approaches are welcome: marketing, strategic planning, production, organizational structure and behavior, art consumption and consumer studies, accounting and finance, internet and information systems, cultural policies and public support and so on. Papers from social scientists are also welcome if they focus on management issues.

We are also interested in art and art management talents cultivation, their roles and contributions to arts and cultural industries. We welcome all kinds of papers that connect academic research with broader practical and industrial context in this field.

To this end, we invite all industry stakeholders and participants to submit their abstracts to this conference edition.

Scientific papers will be organized in 8 tracks:

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Financial Management and Governance
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
  • Cultural Policies
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship and Cultural Economics
  • Creative Industries

Key dates
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Call for papers and opening of registration
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04 September, 2023
Extended deadline for receiving abstracts
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31 October, 2023
05 December, 2023
Information on accepting abstracts
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31 January, 2024
Early Bird registration
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31 March, 2024
Submission of final paper
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20 May, 2024
Normal registration and close of submission of posters
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31 May, 2024
Late registration
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22 - 23 June, 2024
AIMAC Lisbon 2024 Conference
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23 - 26 June, 2024