The Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) is inviting papers for its 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia from Tuesday June 26th to Friday 29th, 2018. ACEI members share an interest in furthering understanding of the economic aspects of the arts and culture in their own countries and throughout the world. At last year’s event in Spain, a panel was organised by CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics and Distinguished Fellow of the ACEI, Professor Ruth Towse.

For the contributed paper sessions, submission of papers (in English) on any aspect relevant to cultural economics will be considered. Submissions are also welcome from different disciplinary perspectives that share an interest in empirically motivated data driven research involving aspects of the arts and culture. While it is expected that full papers will be provided prior to the conference, initial submissions in responding to the Call for Papers is on the basis of an abstract only.

Call for paper

Topics of submission

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to): artistic labour market, arts market, arts organizations, creative clusters and urban development, creative cities, cultural entrepreneurship and business, creative industries, cultural policy, cultural tourism, culture and development, digital creative economy, funding the arts, food and wine, globalisation and culture, heritage, Indigenous art and culture, performing arts, sport economics, valuing art, visual arts and more.


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    26 Jun.



    29 Jun.


  • 31 Jan.


    Abstract submission deadline

  • 28 Feb.


    Abstract notification of acceptance

Contact information

  • Dr. Bronwyn Coate
  • Prof. Martin Kretschmer