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AAAE/ENCATC Global Conversation: Contending with Disruptions: Facing Crises Head On

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Alan Salzenstein
DePaul University, Director of Performing Arts Management

Alan Salzenstein is Professor at DePaul University in Chicago where he directs the MFA/Arts Leadership and Performing Arts Management programs. Salzenstein is past president of AAAE, where he served on the board in various capacities from 2009-2018; and is currently an advisory member of the board of ENCATC.  He has held various Executive Director positions for a wide array of arts organizations over the past thirty-five years, with a long history of theatrical producing, devising and presenting many special events, membership on various arts boards, and as an arts consultant. Salzenstein currently serves on the board of Classical Kids Music Education, the editorial board of American Journal of Arts Management, and the advisory board of Culture: Policy, Management, and Entrepreneurship published by Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Study.  He is a frequent invited speaker on topics related to arts management and legal issues in the arts, having presented across North America, Europe and Asia. Salzenstein is also an attorney, focusing on issues related to the performing arts industry.

Avril Joffe
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Postgraduate Programme Coordinator / Cultural Policy and Management

Avril Joffe is the Post Graduate Coordinator of the Cultural Policy and Management Department at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.  She is an economic sociologist and works in the intersection of academia and practice in fields such as culture in urban life and in realising a just and sustainable development. She is an active contributor in the teaching and learning community in South Africa. Avril is a member of UNESCO’s Panel of Experts for Cultural Policy and Governance, the International Council for the UK’s Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Council, the International Cultural Relations Research Alliance as well as International CREATOUR. She is a Guest Lecturer at numerous universities from Antwerp to Serbia. Her latest public research output include Informality and the cultural economy in the Global South, Promoting Decent Work for the African Cultural and Creative Economy for the ILO, and EUNIC’s Fair Collaboration project. Contact [email protected]

Anne Frost
Humber College, Program Coordinator and Professor

Anne Frost coordinates/teaches in an Ontario Graduate Certificate program in Arts Administration – Cultural Management at Humber College, Toronto, ON, Canada, and is on the Board of AAAE, where she contributes via the International Affinity Group, stewarding relationships with arts management educators outside North America.  Anne holds a Masters degree in Arts Management from the City University (now, City University of London), in the UK.

Anne has collaborated with co-presenter Annetta Latham on two previous “study abroad” trips to Scotland, and aims to pick this activity up again in 2023 as conditions permit.  During the pandemic, Anne aimed to “make lemonade” by modelling to learners enrolled in her program, positive adoption of technology, including the two platforms she’s sharing here, Künstmatrix and Gather.town.  Arts management graduates contributed to the success of both initiatives, and benefit professionally from the resultant positive attention from peers and the sector.

Federico Escribal
Argentinean Network of Cultural Management, National University of the Arts and the National University of Córdoba, lecturer and researcher

Federico Escribal is a cultural manager with expertise in cultural policies, diversity and cultural rights. Trained at the National University of Tres de Febrero, he teaches at the National University of the Arts and at the National University of Córdoba in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has been a guest lecturer at the National University of Colombia. His research field is cultural policies, from a rights-based and intercultural perspective. Escribal has published in international journals and different chapters in books on these topics and has co-edited in 2021 the book "Cultural management and policy in Latin America", published by Routledge. Between 2011 and 2015 he served as National Director for the promotion of Cultural Rights and Cultural Diversity at the national level in Argentina.

Alain Zedrick Camiling
De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde, Chair of the Arts Management Program


Alain Zedrick Camiling (he/him) is an educator, arts writer, and curator based in Manila, Philippines. He currently serves as Chair of the Arts Management Program at the De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde Manila where he co-authored its BA Arts Management curriculum in 2018. His current research focuses on arts management knowledge production, circulation, and practice in the Philippines.

Elena Borin
ENCATC, Health and Life Sciences Department – Link Campus University (Rome, Italy), Board Member, Associate Professor

Elena Borin is Associate Professor in Business Administration for Link Campus University (Rome, Italy). Previously, she was Director of the MSc in Arts and Cultural Management and Coordinator of the Research team in Arts and Cultural Management at the Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Ferrara (Ferrara, Italy) and was awarded the title of Doctor Europeus (European Doctor) by an international Jury Member. In 2016, she won the ENCATC Research Award for Cultural Management and Policy and the IUSS Award for Best Thesis in Economics. Her research interests include cultural management and governance with an international comparative approach, funding for the cultural and creative sector, public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the cultural sector and sustainability. Her most recent scientific contributions include books with Springer and PIE Peter Lang on the theme of entrepreneurship, public-private partnership in the cultural and creative sector and cultural leadership in transition tourism, as well as book contributions and scientific papers on the topics of partnership, governance and sustainability (with a specific focus on financial sustainability) in the cultural and creative sector.

Sherri Helwig
University of Toronto Scarborough - UTSC, Program Director, Arts Management

Sherri Helwig is the Program Director of the longest-running undergraduate Arts Management program in Canada (at the University of Toronto Scarborough - UTSC) and President of the Canadian Association of Arts Administration Educators (CAAAE). She has managed national and international projects in senior leadership roles with national arts service organizations, and has served in invited roles such as Scholar-in-Residence at American University in Washington D.C., Senior Research Fellow with the Canadian Conference for the Arts, and as a member of advisory committees for the Department of Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada, and the City of Toronto. She has volunteered for many years as an artsVest™ governance mentor to senior staff and board members across Canada, and continues her professional practice as an independent arts consultant with a client list that includes local, provincial, national, and international cultural organizations, government departments, and arts funders. Sherri is a Founding Member of Arts Consultants Canada / Consultants canadiens en arts (ACCA).


Join us for a lively discussion with Elena Borin (Italy), Federico Escribal (Argentina), Sherri Helwig (Canada), Avril Joffe (South Africa), and Alain Zedrick Camiling (Philippines) about how our international peers are contending with the crises that face us. This conversation will explore changes in our collective fields, from pedagogy through the transition from classrooms to the arts workforce. What can you take home from their experiences to augment your own practice?