The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC) is an international network of researchers in arts and cultural management.

The Association’s main activity is a biennial research conference held in various cities around the world.

The latest AIMAC Conference took place in Mexico City from June 24 to 29, 2022, onsite and online. To have access to the Proceedings, click on the number that appears in the second column from the left of the Final Schedule.

The 2024 AIMAC Conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from June 23 to 26, 2024. Click here for more details.

Knowledge in the discipline of arts management cannot develop without the contributions of both researchers and practitioners. Through its conferences, AIMAC provides a forum for the exchange of insights and perspectives in this field of study. It offers researchers the opportunity to present the results of their most recent research, to discuss ideas face-to-face and to learn about the latest developments in cultural management.

The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management also participates in the publication of the International Journal of Arts Management, published by HEC Montréal’s Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management. This refereed journal is intended for art managers, consultants, educators, researchers and civil servants in the field of arts and cultural management. It presents the latest research and developments in the field.

Over the years, international conferences on arts and culture management have brought together more than 1,500 researchers, academics, students and practitioners. The conferences allow participants to communicate their knowledge and to publicize the progress of research on several themes applied to the field of arts and culture management.

The papers presented at the conferences are available in the proceedings and their publication is ensured by the organizing committee of the host city. These papers are selected by the members of the scientific committee.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee of the International Association of Arts and Cultural Management is responsible for determining the content of the conference. The 15 members of the Scientific Committee come from universities around the world and are actively involved in research in the field of arts and cultural management.

Co-Chairs of the Scientific Committee

Members of the Scientific Committee

TRACK CHAIRS – Lisbon Conference

Consumer Behaviour: Chloe Preece, ESCP Business School, London (England)
Cultural Economics – Creative Industries: Elisa Salvador, ESSCA, Paris (France)
Cultural Policies: Jaime Ruiz-Gutierrez, Los Andes Universidad School of Management, Bogota (Colombia)
Entrepreneurship: Marilena Vecco, Burgundy Business School, Marseilles (France)
Financial Management, Governance and Control: Johanne Turbide, HEC Montréal (Canada)
Wendy Reid, HEC Montréal (Canada)
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources: Katia Segers, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Paper Development Workshop: Alex Turrini, Bocconi University, Milan (Italy)
Jennifer Wiggins, Kent State University, Kent (United States)
Strategic Management: Thomas Paris, HEC Paris, Paris (France)
Strategic Marketing: Andrea Rurale, Bocconi University, Milan (Italy)
Workshop – Doctoral Students: Allègre Hadida, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Honorary Committee


  • Yves Évrard, Emeritus Professor, Groupe HEC, Jouy-en-Josas (France)


  • Anne Gombault, Kedge Business School, Bordeaux (France)
  • Michael Quine, City University, London (United Kingdom)
  • Jennifer Radbourne, Deakin University, Burwood (Australia)
  • J. Dennis Rich, Columbia College, Chicago (United States)
  • Enrique Saravia, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Liisa Uusitalo, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki (Finland)