Please see below for a message from The Open Society Institute.
The Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan is about to launch a new MA program in Arts Management in Dushanbe in 2016, in partnership with four local universities. This will be the first program of that kind in the region of Central Asia. Working towards this goal, we finalized successfully the first phase: series of training of trainers seminars in 2015 for the local academia and cultural activists in order to improve professionalism and management capacities of cultural operators of NGOs, publicly funded institutions in the cultural sector, as well as cultural businesses, leading to a sustainable strengthening of the overall cultural sector in Tajikistan.
The new MA Program needs a solid backup by methodological materials on diverse subject matters. Therefore as a next phase in the program’s development, we plan to open a Resource Centre for Arts Management (both online and offline), to be managed by the renowned nonprofit organization Dushanbe Art Ground.
We would like to kindly ask all of you to donate materials to the new Center – publications, books, documents and so on. It could be in any field related to arts management, for example cultural policy and legislation, entrepreneurship and innovations in the arts, creative industries, marketing the arts, human resource management, fundraising and financing the arts, international cultural cooperation, cultural diplomacy, economics of culture, cultural tourism, performing arts management, gallery management, and so on. The materials could be in a print version for the Resource Center library, or electronic version for the new website of the Resource Center.
Please, send the physical publications by post to the following address:
20/4, A. Donish str., apt#43, Dushanbe city 734000 , Republic of Tajikistan
Jamshed Kholikov, Art Ground, Director
Please, send the online publications, materials and links to Jamshed Kholikov at [email protected]
We will acknowledge your name/institution as a donor. Your help is truly appreciated!
We strongly believe that by our collective efforts we will kick off the new MA program in Arts Management which will give a chance to many generations ahead to benefit from its development.