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


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


(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.


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!


Your contribution to AoMO2018

If your contribution to AoMO2018 requires anything other than access to the usual projector, computer and PowerPoint software in a conventional seminar room set up then you need to complete a RRF (Resource Requirement Form_) and send it to jenna.aomo@gmail.com before April 3rd 2018.
Even if you have sent this information to your stream convenor I need you to send it directly to me using the Resource Requirement Form. I need this information by the 3rd April 2018, at the very latest in order to compile a draft program whilst I am in Brighton. This is vital information when planning a complex and creative conference like AoMO.
Thank you all for your co-operation in advance