September 2002 saw the birth of The Art of Management and Organization Conference on London’s legendary South Bank. Its aim was, and continues to be, the exploration and promotion of the arts (in the most inclusive sense) as a means of understanding management and organizational life and its contexts. Since then the conference has continued its collaborative and open ethos in Paris (2004), Krakow (2006), Banff (2008), Istanbul (2010), York (2012), Copenhagen (2014), Bled (2016) and Brighton (2018) has given rise to a vibrant global community of praxis – including both scholars and practitioners. Although it is primarily a refereed academic conference, it is also a place for integration – and here, we encourage new links, relationships and explorations. Previous keynotes and featured events have included rock stars, comedians, actors, poets, musicians, artists, storytellers, dancers, photographers, calligraphers and philosophers.
From 2013 we have been operating as a non-profit making group which has allowed us to bring together the Art of Management & Organization Conference with the new journal of Organizational Aesthetics. We are committed to creating quality spaces for scholars, artists, managers, researchers, performers and practitioners of all types to share what they do and how they think.