Navigating Between Arts Management and Cultural Agency: Latin America’s Contribution to a New Approach for the Field

  • Javier J. Hernández-AcostaEmail author
Part of the Sociology of the Arts book series (SOA)


Europe and United States share great challenges in terms of the impact of globalisation and migration flows. In the case of the United States, the Latino population represents one the fastest growing-segments of the population, representing at least 16% (50.5 million). Arts and culture represent one of the main ways in which these communities communicate their identities. For this reason, it is important to understand differences in arts management and cultural agency practices in order to address diversity in the arts and cultural sector. This chapter discusses the theoretical, practical and training aspects that differentiate cultural agency as a complementary approach to arts management. Based on the experiences and practices of cultural agents from Latin America and Puerto Rico, a new model of incorporating cultural policy as a driver of cultural agency is proposed, integrating a cultural mission with local development and sustainable development goals.


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  1. 1.Business DepartmentUniversidad del Sagrado CorazónSan JuanPuerto Rico

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