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Call for Papers

Annual Research Conference, the Association of Cultural Economics Japan Kani, Gifu Prefecture, Japan June 13-14 , 2009

The Japan Association of Cultural Economics (JACE) is pleased to announce a
Call for Papers for its Annual Research Conference.  With a view to hosting
the biannual conference of the Association of Cultural Economics
International (ACEI) to Japan in 2012, this Research Conference will welcome
papers in English for international researchers, both based overseas and
those residing in Japan, that will contribute to discussions and exchanges
of ideas on various issues in the field of cultural economics as widely
defined between Japanese and international participants.  The city of Kani,
a remote small-scale city, is well-known in Japan for its cultural centre,
municipally-funded and run by Kisei Ei, a Member of the ACEJ Board, is the
host of the conference, providing an exciting example for the innovative
ways in which local participation in the arts and culture is promoted and
contributes to community building.

Topics of papers previously presented have included creative cities,
government funding for the arts, government policy for nonprofit
organizations in the arts and culture, cultural participation, case studies
of community development with the use of the arts and comparative study of
cultural policy.  The proposal can go beyond this list, as long as it
addresses political, economic or organizational issues surrounding the
creative, cultural sector.  The paper does not need to be based on
neo-classical economics, but could be from diverse disciplines such as
sociology, cultural studies, geography, politics and policy studies.

We expect to have at least one session specifically allocated to
international researchers, with commentators and the chair selected from the
members of the JACE.  Attendance fee will be charged, but there will be no
obligation to join the membership of the JACE.

Submission of Proposals

All those interested in presenting papers at the JACE 2009 are requested to
submit an abstract in English of their proposed paper by February 15, 2009
by email attachment (the document should be made with Word 2003 compatible
application) to Dr Nobuko Kawashima ([email protected]).  The
abstract should not exceed 300 words and should include the following

Author name(s)

Email address

Affiliation and position

Title of paper

Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by the end of
February, 2009.  Accepted authors must submit papers of no more than four
pages that will be published in the conference compendium by April 10, 2009
by email to Nobuko Kawashima

Enquiries may be sent to: Dr Nobuko Kawashima, Doshisha University

[email protected]