Social Theory, Politics, & the Arts brings together researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, artists, and students in order to explore key trends, practices and policy issues concerning the arts around the world.

The STP&A Conference is the oldest and one of the most influential academic gatherings in the field of arts management and cultural policy. STP&A participants are drawn from a broad range of disciplines including political science, sociology, economics, law, arts management, arts education, art history, museum studies, cultural studies, education, and policy studies as well as arts managers and artists.

STP&A is affiliated with the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society (JAMLS), which has been an authoritative peer-reviewed journal in the arts management and cultural policy for more than 40 years.