Beth Ponte – Quality for Culture (Brasil) – in English

Folge 10 / 26. März 2020

This tenth edition of „Wie geht’s“ features Beth Ponte, an arts manager and researcher based in Salvador in Brasil. Even though the corona crisis increasingly is a global crisis and the virus has shown to everyone how interconnected a world we live in, the public conversations in Germany very strongly stay within national logics. Throughout the next editions, we will try to include international perspectives. Brasil is a particularly interesting, but also a potentially scary case as the arts have been under threat under the Bolsonaro government even before the virus interrupted public life. Beth Ponte will be able to give us insights into the specifics of the Brasilian situation. Still, she also has an international outlook and will share some thoughts on the challenges arts managers face all over the world and which skills and competencies are needed to deal with and overcome the current crisis.


In Conversation with Martin Zierold

Beth Ponte is a Brazilian arts manager, researcher and independent consultant. She is the author and curator of Quality for Culture (www.qualityforculture.org) and a member of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Social Organisations of Culture (ABRAOSC). Before moving back to Brasil early this year, she spent one year as a German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2018/2019) and was a Guest Researcher at the Institute of Arts and Media Management (KMM Hamburg). Before, she had been the Institutional Director of the NEOJIBA Program, the Centers for Youth and Children’s Orchestras of the State of Bahia.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bethponte

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethponte/

The research project Quality for Culture aims to bring Quality Management as a topic and practice for arts organisations. Our White Paper lists and explains several standards, systems, and accreditation schemes tailored to the cultural sector. Our Resource Guide, using ISO’s seven Quality Management Principles as a framework, provides arts organisations with a wealth of materials, such as toolkits, reports, studies, videos, and online courses. By using these free resources, institutions can develop management practices at their own pace and format that embrace quality as a way of thinking (and acting).

Web: http://qualityforculture.org

Twitter: http://twitter.com/@quality4culture

FB: http://facebook.com/qualityforculture

Internet Recommendations:

International Cultural Policies Regarding Covid19: https://twitter.com/quality4culture/status/1242494307837390849

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