Since 2012 Dea Vidović has been working in the position of Director of Kultura Nova Foundation which is a first and only public foundation dedicated to civil society organizations in contemporary arts and culture in Croatia. Her educational background includes a Degree in Comparative Literature and Indology from the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and PhD title from the same Faculty. For more than fifteen years of her professional engagement in arts and culture, she worked as a manager of cultural organizations as well as an editor and journalist. Her professional trajectory was built on numerous collaborations with institutions on local, national and international levels. The academic aspect of her professional engagement has been developing through regular publishing and editing of both scientific and expert books, papers and articles on contemporary cultural practices, as well as through delivering of lectures and presentations at conferences. As an Associate Lecturer at the Academy of Drama Art at the University of Zagreb, she taught courses in cultural policy. Her research interests include contemporary arts and culture, cultural policy, management and development, civil sector in culture, cultural democracy, public domain, new governance models, participatory development, sustainability, and education for cultural sector.