The ENCATC Annual Congress

The ENCATC Annual Congress is the only global event dedicated to the advancement of theory, education, research and practice on cultural management and policy.

It has become the cornerstone in the annual calendar for educators and researchers from the cultural management and policy educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to connect with professionals, policy makers, and artists. Together they work to address pressing issues, explore ground-breaking innovations, bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy, and encourage steps to ensure significant improvements in this industry.

We are now facing unprecedented and uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated never before seen scenarios, catapulting some people and institutions towards innovation, others into panic, and many hovering somewhere in between. However, our shared unwavering belief that culture and education will help bring us through the most challenging times is the driving force for us to work together, share knowledge, and collaborate.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ENCATC Digital Congress was held online from 3 to 11 November 2020. The platform remains open for 6 months after the event for participants to access video recordings and collected resources.

The 2020 theme “Cultural management and policy in a post-digital world – navigating uncertainty” could not have been be more relevant as our industry learns with continuing urgency how to adapt, cope, and innovate. ENCATC is energetic to confront head-on new challenges and possibilities emerging for the cultural sector in a post-digital context and, in particular, after the coronavirus outbreak. Please learn more about the theme of the 2020 ENCATC Congress here.

The Congress is done with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. ENCATC is very happy to collaborate with is member and co-producer, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague to join us on the journey to offer an inspiring first-ever digital Congress format.

The online Congress provided an action-packed programme including; keynotes, interactive debates, presentations, panel discussions, group sessions, and networking.