The 41st Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference

10 December - 12 December 2015


Hawke Building
55 North Terrace
UniSA City West Campus

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The 41st International Conference on Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A) will for the first time be held in the Asia Pacific Region in December 2015. The conference will be held at UniSA in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership and the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. 

STP&A is an interdisciplinary gathering of researchers, policy-makers, practitioners and students that explores key trends, practices and policy issues affecting the arts around the globe. STP&A is the oldest and one of the most influential academic gatherings of researchers and practitioners in the field of arts management and cultural policy. 

The conference aims to bring together interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners in a cross-cultural dialogue focusing on contemporary issues in arts and culture. 

Dean Academic: UniSA Business School and Conference Chair, Associate Professor Stephen Boyle notes "we are excited to be hosting this prestigious conference in Adelaide and welcoming arts management and cultural policy researchers and practitioners from around the world." 

 "Adelaide, with its vibrant and growing arts and culture scene and world class reputation as a Festival City, is the perfect location to host this conference."

The theme of the conference is to explore how individuals, organisations and institutions can expand and strengthen the capability of the arts and cultural sectors to create value for different stakeholders in society. 

Keynote speakers include: 

Professor David Throsby (Distinguished Professor in Economics, Macquarie University) 
Douglas Gautier (CEO and Artistic Director, Adelaide Festival Centre) 
Professor Julian Meyrick (Strategic Professor of Creative Arts, Flinders University) 

Conference package tickets (all inclusive for plenary sessions, parallel paper sessions, conference tours, and all social networking functions): 

  • AUD $300 student rate*
  • AUD $350 UniSA Alumni rate*
  • AUD $450 full rate 

* Students and Alumni registrants will be required to produce their student or UniSA Alumni Network cards in person at registration. Can’t find or don’t have an Alumni Network card? Call 8302 0973 or email and we’ll send you one.

For the full conference program and further information please visit the STP&A website, like STP&A on Facebook or follow @stpa2015 on Twitter. 

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