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AoMO2018 Update

With just 25 days to go before AoMO2018 in Brighton here is a quick update:

You can still register here: https://shop.brighton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/brighton-business-school/research-conferences/art-of-management-organisation-aomo-conference-2018

Updated Conference Programme: Performance Programme 2018

Book of Abstracts: Book of Abstracts AoMO2018

Workshop & Performance Highlights:

A Psychological Experiment in the Form of Performance Art

The Sound of Silence

The Marks in the View

Song Writing

Selling Beauty

Paintings Come to Life

Organizations as Storytellers

Imrpovisation Dance N Leadership

Harmony through Diversity

Pre-Conference Masterclasses: sign up at aomo2018@gmail.com

 

 

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Call for Contributions Deadline Extended February 9th, Brighton 2018!

Deadline for contributions to AoMO 2018 Brighton (30th August-2nd September) has been extended to February 9th 2018.  Please click on the stream title to download the Call for Papers/Contributions.

1. Leadership as a Performance Art

2. Organisations as works of art, a collection of applications

3. Transforming Organisational Performance

4. Villains, victims and heroes

5. Performing Academics

6. The Performativity of Poetry

7. Researching and Engaging Differently

8. In-between time and space

9. Performing Embodying Bridging

10. Organisational Direct Performance

11. Open Stream (please submit directly to aomo2018@gmail.com)

13. Performance, Exhibitions and Performativity

14. Organizational performance as artistic practice

To submit a paper or artistic contribution to a stream please follow instructions in the individual calls. We are also keen to consider exhibitions, installations, workshops or performances. If you have an idea, please email aomo2018@gmail.com.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words, in word.doc format, should be submitted as an email attachment by 9th February 2018 at the very latest to the stream convenors (contact details can be found within the calls) and to Jenny Knight at aomo2018@gmail.com.

… be creative … be bold!

 

Richard Durrant @ AoMO2018

Richard Durrant has performed tirelessly since his graduation from the Royal College of Music & London debut in 1986. He plays around seventy concerts each year at home and abroad and has written, arranged and discovered much new guitar repertoire.

Performing, composing, promoting music literacy and breaking down musical barriers has been his life’s work. In recent years, partly as an ecological statement, Richard has undertaken three concert tours on a bicycle and trailer, pedalling some 4,500 miles around the UK between venues.

Richard is a proud ambassador for the Brighton Youth Orchestra, patron of Guitars on the Beach in Shoreham by Sea, Fellow of London College of Music and board advisor to Guitarras del Corazon (Paraguay). In 2017 Richard launched his online teaching website The Richard Durrant Academy and in April 2018 his orchestra The Richard Durrant Orchestra gave a concert entirely of Richard’s own music including the ukulele concerto “Six Grooves for Ukulele” (Arts Council of Great Britain).

The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay

Guitarist and composer Richard Durrant explains how a number 26 Brighton bus took him to Paraguay and plays some of the vivid and colourful music he has discovered there.

His regular visits to this fascinating and magical part of South America have earned him accolades and awards whilst his concerts and recent trilogy of Paraguayan albums have uncovered the richness of guitar music being written in the region today.

Guitar in hand, Richard uncovers the beauty of Paraguayan music and explores the mysteries of La Ruta Mangoreana.

Richard Durrant will perform “The Number 26 Bus to Paraguay” at the Sallis Benney on Saturday 1st September at 5pm.

Song writing and Artisan Techno @AoMO2018

Mike Reinstein: Song writing

Mike Reinstein will be running a song writing workshop on Thursday 30th September at 3pm and will be encouraging impromptu musical performances throughout the conference! Please bring along your musical instruments to join Mike.

Mike Reinstein

Sam Warren: Artisan Techno

Sam Warren is Professor of Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School, UK. Her research interests lie at the intersection of aesthetics and capitalist economy, and she is best known for her foundational work on visual and sensory methodologies in the business and management fields. At this year’s conference she will play a live, audio-visual DJ set showcasing ‘artisan techno’ alongside findings from her research into the ‘grass roots creative labour’ of DJs in underground electronic music scenes. A life-long fan of electronic music, Sam finally felt brave enough to start teaching herself to DJ four years ago, and is now beginning to produce her own tracks. She is using this process to generate auto-ethnographic data on the transgressive experience of being a female electronic music producer in an overwhelmingly male dominated industry. Ongoing commentary on this project can be read at www.samwarren.net and you can hear more of Sam’s mixes at https://soundcloud.com/wammycat

To showcase data from a project exploring the challenges and opportunities facing ‘grassroots’ creative workers in a digital age and in the spirit of the conference theme of ‘performance’ Sam Warren will play a DJ set of approximately 30 minutes accompanied by a visual presentation. Sam will only play tracks released by small independent producers, (many of whom are informants of the study) in order to bring the data ‘sensually alive’ through music and dance. It is also offered as a fun social event, and the music style will be funky, melodic and groovy techno.

Prof Sam Warren will perform ‘Artisan Techno’ DJ set on Friday 31st August at 9pm

Sam Warren

 

 

Richard Olivier @ AoMO2018

“We’ve had 30 years of Arts in Management and the World is getting worse…”

Richard Olivier

 

Richard Olivier will speak about his journey – from being born in Brighton the son of leading actors, to a Theatre Director, to a Leadership Consultant, outlining some of the key inspirations and frustrations along the way. He will share recent explorations into the application of Archetypal Psychology and Archetypal Cosmology for Personal and Professional development. The talk will highlight the need for both leaders and those utilising arts in organisations to learn how to become ‘evolutionary field generators’ – capable of creating space where the future can be imagined, ‘pre-sensed’ and ‘acted in’ at a crucial time in human history.

 

Awarded Thought Leader 2013 by the Best Practice Institute, Richard Olivier is Artistic Director and founder of Olivier Mythodrama and works internationally as a leadership development consultant. He is the founding voice within Mythodrama – a new form of experiential learning which combines great stories with archetypal psychology, creative exercises and breakthrough coaching techniques to explore the complex issues faced by modern leaders.  From 1998-2003 he was the Master of Mythodrama at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and is an Associate Fellow of Said Business School, University of Oxford. He is the author of “Inspirational Leadership – Henry V and the Muse of Fire” & co-author of “Peak Performance Presentations – How to Present with Passion and Purpose”. He recently co-founded the C21st Leadership Lab and is writing a new book to be published in 2019 with Laurence Hillman, working title; “Archetypes at Work – evolving our stories…

 

Richard will present his keynote address on the 30th August 2018 at 5.30pm in the Sallis Benney Theatre

A sculptural experience

Once again, as we gather to explore our work as AoMO creatives, we invite you to join in and be creative in an interactive art piece situated at the heart of the conference. This artistic project; a sculptural experience based on the theme “Cultural identity and sense of space”, will be kick started at the formal opening of the conference and run throughout the days we spend together.  We encourage you to please bring a rock which symbolizes your home (however you conceptualize “home”), as these rocks will ground us and support our evolving sculpture.
The intention of the project is to give participants space for individual creative expression as well as a longitudinal experience of how creative processes evolve. This will be facilitated through a space where you can create and reflect; a place where the use of different materials can express and embrace your experiences from the conference.

The project will be located in the heart of the conference, both physically and emotionally.  This will provide you with the opportunity to modify the “self-sculpture” as the conference strengthens responses evolving among you as AoMO participants.

 

An introduction to the ‘Sculptural Experience’ will take place on Thursday as part of the formal opening of the conference. You will have the opportunity to collect your self-sculpture materials and then contribute to the community art building experience throughout the conference programme. Please visit and re-visit us and your sculpture. On Sunday morning, we will hold a debrief providing you with an opportunity to see, feel and share in each other’s experiences and understand a little more about the evolution of the community installation.

 

 

AoMO 2018 Conference Update

With just 63 days to go until AoMO2018 begins …

  • You can access the latest version of the conference programme below. Please note there have been substantial changes made to the previous version. If you spot any problems please email jenna.aomo@gmail.com asap

                   AoMO Draft Programme 280618

  • Earlybird registration closes on July 1st. You can register at https://artofmanagement.org/2018/02/22/registration-now-open-for-aomo2018/

 

  • Remember to sign up to any of the pre-conference masterclasses you need to email aomo2018@gmail.com and/or arrive at the School of Art, Grand Parade, Brighton prior to the session start time.

 

  • If you are exhibiting at the conference you will be able to set up on Wednesday 29th (pm) or Thursday 30th (am).

 

  • Like and follow our Facebook page to ensure you are kept up to date with all information over the next few weeks!

Pre-Conference Masterclass Reminder

Please do not forget to sign-up (aomo2018@gmail.com or contact the masterclass convenors directly). We have three great events!

Conference registration is open and accessible here https://shop.brighton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/brighton-business-school/research-conferences/art-of-management-organisation-aomo-conference-2018

Please note pre-conference masterclasses are not included in the conference fee. They are payable separately.

AoMO2018 Draft Programme

Brighton

Dear All

You can now see the first draft of the AoMO2018 programme here: Draft Programme 0418.

As you will see, we have lots of exciting, interesting and innovative performances and contributions along with great food, fabulous events and a couple of nice surprises!

Please note this is a first draft and will be subject to change right up until (and as is common with AoMO, during the conference!).

We are asking all accepted contributors and stream convenors to double check their contributions have been included and have been given a ‘reasonably appropriate’ time allocation. Please recognise just how complex scheduling AoMO is. If we have overlooked anything, made typographical errors or even missed you off entirely please let Jenna know (jenna.aomo@gmail.com) asap. Similarly, if you are no longer able to attend let us know too! All changes need to be submitted by June 1st 2018, after which a provisional programme will be released.

Important Information:

  • Pre-conference Masterclasses

 

Pre-conference masterclasses are not included in the registration fee and will be charged for on the day. Please register your attendance for the masterclasses by emailing aomo2018@gmail.com

  • Registration is now open

https://shop.brighton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/brighton-business-school/research-conferences/art-of-management-organisation-aomo-conference-2018

(Please note: This is a two tier registration process, you first need to register onto the system, and then again for the conference)

If you would like us to invoice you/your institution, rather than payment via card, please fill out the manual registration form Manual registration form for AoMO 2018

The conference fee does not include accommodation, however, we have negotiated a discounted rate on a variety of accommodation options around the city. You can find these at: https://aws.passkey.com/go/AOMB2018.

 

 

 

 

Registration now open for AoMO2018

In order to register please go to:

https://shop.brighton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/brighton-business-school/research-conferences/art-of-management-organisation-aomo-conference-2018

(Please note: This is a two tier registration process, you first need to register onto the system, and then again for the conference)

If you would like us to invoice you/your institution, rather than payment via card, please fill out the manual registration form Manual registration form for AoMO 2018

The conference fee does not include accommodation, however, we have negotiated a discounted rate on a variety of accommodation options around the city. You can find these at: https://aws.passkey.com/go/AOMB2018. 

Financial support for AoMO2018

For the 2018 AoMO conference, hosted by the University of Brighton, AoMO is offering 4 bursaries to support PhD students and/or artists who have had a contribution (paper, workshop, installation, performance, etc.) accepted for the conference.

In addition, the Heather Höpfl Artist in Residence scholarship will also be available. This is a prestigious award in remembrance of the work Heather undertook in developing our collective field of interest – the relationship between management and the arts.

Read on for more information of both schemes.

AoMO Bursaries

What does it include?

The bursary is for £250. This will be paid directly into the successful applicants’ bank account by AoMO and can therefore be used to cover travel, the conference fee or art materials.

Who can apply?

The bursary scheme is open to PhD students and practising artists. Within the application you must make a clear argument as to how the bursary would be used and why you feel you are deserving of it. You must also have had a contribution to the conference accepted, and be in receipt of the acceptance letter sent by the conference host organising team.

How to apply

You will need to complete a bursary application form and email this directly to aomofunding@gmail.com. Application forms have been circulated via the mailing list, and you can also download here: conference_bursary.docx

The closing date for applications is 1st May 2018. All decisions will be made and communicated by the 1st June 2018.

Successful bursary applicants will need to provide their acceptance letter from the host organising team and receipt of registration and conference fee payment. AoMO will not transfer the funds to your account before you have registered and paid the appropriate conference fee.

For more information please contact aomofunding@gmail.com or jenna.aomo@gmail.com.

The Heather Höpfl Artist in Residence Scholarship

The Heather Höpfl Artist in Residence scholarship offers one artist an opportunity to document, in their chosen medium, the activities, energy, atmosphere and contributions to the AoMO 2018 conference. They will be given a plenary slot within the programme to introduce their work and plans for their ‘final piece’.

In 2016, the Heather Höpfl Artist in Residence was held by Emmanuel Guy. Emmanuel would be happy to discuss the role with any future applicants. Please contact him via the aomofunding@gmail.com email address.

What does it include?

The applicable conference fee will be waivered, your accommodation for the nights of the conference will be paid for and there will be a contribution made to your travel costs and art-materials required where relevant.

Responsibilities of the Artist in Residence

You must commit to holding the Artist in Residence position for two years (until the following AoMO conference in 2020). Over that two year period you may be asked to do interviews, give advice and support other artists within the community and be open to meeting with business practitioners to showcase your work and the work of the community.

You must present your work and approach at a plenary session at the conference in 2018. Over the two year residency we would like you to produce a ‘final piece’ which will be exhibited at the 2020 conference, including a plenary slot for presentation.

Who can apply?

Any artists, artist practitioner or academic-artist may apply for the scholarship. You must have a portfolio of work that you can submit in support of your application but this can be in the medium of your choice e.g. poetry, dance, drawing, painting, digital media etc.

How to apply

You must supply a written statement of no more than 2000 words describing why you would be a suitable candidate for the scholarship and what you envisage as your contribution. We would also like to see examples of your work in support of that application.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2018. All decisions will be made and communicated by 4th June 2018.

All applications must be forwarded to aomofunding@gmail.com.