ANOTHER ARTWORLD Manifestations and Conditions of Equity in Visual Arts, online conference


Institute for Contemporary Art is a partnering organisation of the conference




More info on the conference website.

See the program and links.



The conference is organized by the UNESCO Chair for Cultural Policy and Management of the University of the Arts in Belgrade in cooperation with the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia and will be held online.


The conference ANOTHER ARTWORLD: Manifestations and Conditions of Equity in Visual Arts, aims to initiate discussion on principles of democratic governance and decision-making models in the field of visual arts, as a topic that has been neglected in the public and scientific discourse, with the desire to broaden knowledge and consider possibilities of its implementation.

The conference program is designed to open a discussion on the questions: what are the features of the essentially democratic functioning of the contemporary visual arts system? What would be the definition of art in such a system, and what would be the position of the artist? What would be principles to organize production, ie. what would be the decision-making methods and how would the division of labour be organized? What existing examples (historical and current) are contributing to the comprehensive decentralization and democratization of the visual arts field? How do the systems of contemporary visual arts vary within different socio-politically organized societies or smaller communities? What models of organization and management at the micro and macro levels (which will develop a horizontal, substantive democratic approach) could be applied in the future?

These and other issues will be discussed by the conference participants and all those interested scholars whom we invite to apply for papers in various fields of research (management and cultural policy, the economics of culture, sociology of art, art theory, political science, etc.).

The UNESCO Chair of Cultural Policy and Management of the University of the Arts in Belgrade marked 15 years of work last year. Collaborates with over thirty institutes, higher education institutions, and civil society organizations from Southeast Europe with the aim of promoting positive changes in global rhetoric on culture and education in the field of cultural policy and management, as well as in their practices, in accordance with the specific development needs of the SEE region. In addition to education, the activities of the UNESCO Chair include the creation of a unique database, research, education, and training in the field of cultural policy and management in the region. Taking on practically every major social issue from implicit policies to everyday cultural practices, it implements concrete cultural activities with practical results in the fields of cultural heritage, literature, visual and performing arts, research, education and more.


The conference has been organized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia, Austrian Kulturforum (Austrian Embassy in Belgrade) and in partnership with Association of Fine Artists of Serbia.

The conference is supported by the European Network on Cultural Management and Policy ENCATC.