Full Professor of “Economics and Management”, Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Italy
Luciana LazzerettiFull Professor of “Economics and Management”, Department of Economics and Management, University of Florence, Italy
Luciana Lazzeretti is Full Professor of “Economics and Management” at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Florence.
She is the scientific coordinator of the PhD Course of Development Economics and Local Systems (DELOS) https://www.disei.unifi.it/cmpro-v-p-26.html, University of Florence and Trento (until 35th Cycle) and coordinator of the curriculum Local systems of the PhD DELOS, University of Florence (from the 36th Cycle). She is the director of the Postgraduate Course in Economics and Management of Museums and Cultural Heritage https://cpbm.cce.unifi.it/. She teaches “Economics and Management of Sectors and Local Systems” in Master's Degrees in Economics and “Economics and Management of museums” in the Specialisation School of Cultural Heritage, University of Florence.
She is a member of the Board Creativity Association (AUC) Osaka (since 2012) and the Center of European Studies for Local and Regional Development (CESVI) of the University of Florence. She has been Associate Professor concerning technological innovations in art restoration at the Institute of Applied Physics "Nello Carrara" of the CNR of Florence (from 2009-2016).
Her researches focus on competitive analysis focusing on sector/cluster studies and business strategies through a multidisciplinary approach, with qualitative (case studies, innovation biography, ethnography, etc.) and quantitative (statistics, econometric, bibliometric, SNA, ML, etc.) methodologies. She is interested in the evolutionary and competitive dynamics of firms, sectors, districts, clusters, regions, cities, inventors and patents, combining different theoretical approaches such as District Theory, Cluster Theory, Creative Economy, Network Theory, Evolutionary Economic Geography and Economic Complexity.
In the last decade, she has developed a line of studies on cultural districtization processes in cities of art in the field of economics of culture and creativity, producing numerous empirical evidence in Italy and abroad. Her recent research interests concern: the relationship between creative environments and innovation (creative local system) with particular reference to a European perspective; regional policies in support of innovation and technology transfer; networks of SMEs for innovation and technology transfer and the evaluation of innovative projects; the resilience of local systems following external shocks; the relationship between entrepreneurship and cultural and creative industries; the economic complexity through the tools of relatedness; the relationship between Artificial Intelligence and culture. She is the author of over 170 Italian and foreign scientific publications and does intense research and teaching activities also at the international level.
Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain
Lluís BonetProfessor, University of Barcelona, Spain
Professor of applied economy and Director of the Cultural Management Graduate program at the University of Barcelona, specialized in cultural economics, cultural policies and arts management. He has been president of ENCATC, board member of many academic and cultural organizations, and coordinator / active participant of many international research projects (H2020, Erasmus+, Creative Europe, IADB, National research or Arts councils …). He is the coordinator of the Erasmus+ project CHARTER (‘Cultural Heritage Action to Refine Training, Education and Roles’)
SODA Gallery Curator and Lecturer, SODA, School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Valentino CatricalàSODA Gallery Curator and Lecturer, SODA, School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Valentino Catricalà (PhD) is a scholar and contemporary art curator specialised in the analysis of the relationship of artists with new technologies and media. Currently he is the curator of the SODA Gallery in Manchester and a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also the director of the Art Section of the Maker Faire – The European Edition, the biggest Faire on creativity and innovation in Europe, and Art Consultant at Paris Sony CS Lab.
Valentino started to investigate the relationship between art, innovation, science and technology when he founded, as the artistic director, the Rome Media Art Festival which took place at MAXXI Museum in Rome, and was promoted by the Fondazione Mondo Digitale.
Valentino received his PhD at the Roma Tre University and was PhD visiting lecturer in many important centres such as the ZKM (Karlsruhe), Tate Modern (London), University of Dundee (Dundee), LIMA (Amsterdam), where he had the opportunity to develop his research and interests.
As an independent curator he has worked for many museums and private galleries such as Hermitage (San Petersburg), Minnesota Street Project (San Francisco), New York Media Center (New York), Fondazione Stelline (Milano), MAXXI Museum (Rome), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Ca’ Foscari (Venice), Indian Art Faire – New Dheli Italian Cultural Institute (India), and Spatiu Intact (Romania).
Valentino’s research activity has been developed through several essays and books such as “Media Art. Prospettive delle arti verso il XXI secolo. Storie, teorie, preservazione” (Mimesis, 2016), “Art and Technology in the Third Millenium. Scenarios and Protagonists” (Electa, 2020) and “The Artist as Inventor”. Investigating Media Technology Through Art” (Rowman & Littlefiled, 2021). He has also been part of the advisory board of the “Media Art History Conference”, among others.
ENCATC Secretary General
GiannaLia Cogliandro BeyensENCATC Secretary General
GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, has been since 2004 the Secretary General of ENCATC, the European network in the field of cultural management and policy. She is also the administrator of the Thomassen mobility programme and serves on several boards. With more than 20 years experience in international relations, GiannaLia is an expert in advocacy, cultural policy and strategic management, in particular in the context of international cultural organisations. Former Policy Officer of the Cultural Forum of EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, she successfully designed and coordinated several transnational and cross-sectorial projects in the field of culture and education. GiannaLia was Secretary General of the Association of the European Cities of Culture of the year 2000 set up in 1996 by the European Commission. Journalist since 1993, she started her career as Press & PR Officer for the N.A.T.O organisation in Rome. For the European Commission she wrote 10 Reports on social European policy and a major study on the European Cities of Culture for the year 2000. Educated at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome, GiannaLia holds a Degree in Political Sciences – International Relations, a M.A. in European & International Career Studies and a M.A. in European Constitution. GiannaLia was trained for six months at the European Commission and at the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade, ICE, in Brussels.
European Advisor, BOZAR, Belgium
Paul DujardinEuropean Advisor, BOZAR, Belgium
Paul Dujardin (born 1963) is an art historian and between 2002 and 2021, director-general of BOZAR in Brussels. In 1986 he became a graduate in art history and archeology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and in 1987 he obtained a degree in policy sciences at the VLEKHO. He also studied at the University of Oviedo, the Goethe-Institut and the Freie Universität Berlin. He became assistant to the Secretary-General of the International Federation for Youth and Music. With Bernard Foccroulle and Claude Micheroux, he organized a series of seminars in collaboration with Les Jeunesses Musicales de la Communauté française. In 1989 he was one of the founders of the Festival of contemporary music Ars Musica of which he remained the coordinator until 1993. In 1992 he became director-general of the Philharmonic Society of Brussels and took over the artistic direction and programming of the National Orchestra of Belgium.
From 1996 to 2002 he represented the Philharmonic Society of Brussels in the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO), an international federation that unites the most important European Arts Centers. In January 2002, Dujardin became deputy director and artistic director of the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels. His alma mater describes Dujardin as someone who has taken this federal institution out of the cobwebs and transformed it into a prestigious cultural house without barriers. Dujardin actively promotes European cultural heritage, values and the European project. He has received several international awards and honors for his contribution to the promotion of European culture.
He was President of the Direction Committee of the “New Narrative for Europe” project: an initiative of the European parliament implemented in collaboration with the European Commission launched to reinforce and promote the fundamental values related to science and culture). He also advocates in favor of giving culture a more important role in EU foreign affairs as an instrument of ‘soft power'.
2021 ENCATC Fellowship Award Laureate
Rod Fisher2021 ENCATC Fellowship Award Laureate
Rod Fisher founded and directed the International Intelligence on Culture (which specialised in international cultural policy research and consultancy) from 2000-2015 and its predecessor, the ground-breaking consultancy International Arts Bureau. He also has specialist knowledge of cultural policies beyond Europe, especially in Asia. Prior to establishing his company, he worked for the Arts Council of Great Britain in several capacities, latterly as International Affairs Manager, and spent nine years managing arts/leisure programmes for local authorities. He was also Director of the European Cultural Foundation UK Committee from 2002-2012. Fisher co-founded the CIRCLE network (Chairman 1985-94), and he chaired the expert group evaluating cultural policy in Finland (1994). He has conducted research, lectured, and delivered conference papers in over 35 countries worldwide and has written, compiled or edited some 25 books and reports and more than 60 journal articles. Currently, he is Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, lecturing on cultural policies in Europe and, from 1984-2007, led a Master’s degree module on a similar subject at City University, London.
ENCATC President and Associate Professor, University of Salento, Italy
Francesca ImperialeENCATC President and Associate Professor, University of Salento, Italy
Francesca Imperiale has her PhD in business administration and management from the University of Salento, Italy where she is Associate Professor. Since 2008, she teaches management of cultural organizations, with a focus on heritage assets management, in the master degrees of the Department of Management and Economics and the High School of Archaeology, University of Salento. She specialized in research activities in the field of cultural heritage management and cultural network performance. The main topics of investigation in these fields are: public-private governance, community engagement, co-creation processes, heritage asset accounting and network performance evaluation systems. Francesca is also interested in catastrophic risk management related to heritage assets and has written about 40 publications on these topics. Furthermore, she participates as principal investigator in several research and local development projects on cultural heritage management which she designed, developed or proposed for funding in partnerships with public institutions in Italy and in the Mediterranean area (particularly Greece, Croatia, Albania). She has served on the ENCATC Board since 2015 and in the role of ENCATC President since the end of 2017.
ENCATC Vice-President, Vice Dean, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
Tanja JohanssonENCATC Vice-President, Vice Dean, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
Tanja Johansson (D.Sc. Econ.) currently works as a Vice Dean of the Sibelius Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki being responsible of the Faculty of Music Education, Folk Music, Jazz, Global Music, Music Technology, Arts Management, Doctoral School MuTri and the Seinäjoki Unit. She has previously worked as a professor and lecturer of arts management and leading the departments of Arts Management and MuTri Doctoral School. Johansson has a background both in music, business administration and research. Her research interests consist of opera and music centre management, critical management studies, the institutional context of arts organisations, the role of festivals in regional development, cultural joint ventures, and organisational ethnography. She has published in most leading arts management journals, such as the International Journal of Arts Management, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Event Management, and Creativity and Innovation Management. Johansson also acts as an Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy.
Senior lecturer at Humak, University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and at the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan – Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies, Poland
Marcin PoprawskiSenior lecturer at Humak, University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and at the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan – Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies, Poland
Dr Marcin Poprawski is a researcher & lecturer at the AMU Adam Mickiewicz University – Institute of Cultural Studies (Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies), lecturer of the European University Viadrina – Frankfurt (O.), University of the Arts Poznan, Heritage Academy of the International Cultural Centre & University of Economics in Cracow. He is an Expert of the Association of Polish Cities and of the NU Foundation, Director of the AMU Audience Development Postgraduate Diploma and Director of AMU ROK Culture Observatory research centre in Poznan; member of the editorial board of The Journal of Cultural Management and Cultural Policy (Fachverband Kulturmanagement / Friedrichshafen, DE). He is a director of the post-graduate training program on Audience Development offered from 2019 by the AMU Institute of Cultural Studies in cooperation with the City of Warsaw and the City of Poznan. He was a guest lecturer at DAMU Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (CZ), JAMU Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (CZ). He was a Deputy Dean of the AMU Faculty of Social Sciences (2016-2019). His research & teaching interests are: organisational cultures in cultural, art and heritage institutions, festival management models, cultural policies, audience engagement, culture & sustainability, arts management & entrepreneurship, and finally, aesthetics in management studies.
Professor of Cultural Economy, City, University of London, United Kingdom
Andy PrattProfessor of Cultural Economy, City, University of London, United Kingdom
Andy specializes the analysis of the cultural industries globally. This research has three strands. The first focuses on the social and economic dynamics of clustering and knowledge exchange. The second strand concerns the definition and measurement of employment in the cultural, or creative, industries. The third concerns cultural governance and policy making at the national, regional and urban scales. His current research concerns trans-local cultural production chains, and is funded by EU Horizon 2020 see https://cicerone-project.eu
Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO
Ernesto Ottone RamírezAssistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO
Ernesto Ottone Ramírez is the Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO. Prior to this position, Ottone Ramírez served as Chile’s first Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage from 2015 to 2018. As Minister of Culture, he created a Department of First Peoples, a Migrants Unit and strengthened copyright laws and heritage protections. During this time, he also chaired the Regional Centre for the Promotion of Books in Latin America and the Caribbean (2016 – 2017).
From 2011 to 2015, Ottone Ramírez served as Director-General of the Artistic and Cultural Extension Center of the University of Chile, which manages the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile, the Chilean National Ballet (BANCH), the Chile Symphony Choir and the Vocal Camerata. From 2001 to 2010, he held the position of Executive Director at the Matucana 100 Cultural Center in Santiago.
Ottone Ramírez holds a Master's degree in Management of Cultural Institutions and Policies from the University of Paris IX Dauphine (1998) and a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Chile (1995).
Pianist, Performance to follow the Fellowship Award Ceremony
Emmanuelle StéfanPianist, Performance to follow the Fellowship Award Ceremony
French pianist born in Mulhouse (Alsace), first trained on the Russian school by an heir to Heinrich Neuhaus, Professor Yuri Klempert, Emmanuelle Stéphan chose to continue her studies in the United States at the Juilliard School (New York), and in France at the Schola Cantorum (Paris) where she entered in 2016. She is a laureate of several international competitions including a 2nd prize in New York in 2017, rewarded with a concert in the mythical Carnegie Hall. In the same year, she made her debut recording for the label Warner Classics/Erato, of Francis Poulenc’s music alongside his only student, the great pianist Gabriel Tacchino. Already invited to various recognized festivals, the young performer sails with much ease in a diverse repertoire, from baroque to romantic as well as impressionist music.
Director of Kultura Nova Foundation, Croatia
Dea VidovićDirector of Kultura Nova Foundation, Croatia
Dea Vidović is a Director of Kultura Nova Foundation, a public foundation dedicated to civil society organizations in contemporary arts and culture in Croatia. She graduated in Comparative Literature and Indian Studies and earned a PhD in 2012 from the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more than twenty years of her professional engagement has been in culture and cultural policy, civil society and philanthropy, she worked as a manager, researcher, teacher, editor and journalist. She is currently an ENCATC Board member, Vice-Chair of Arts & Culture Thematic Network of EFC – European Foundation Centre as well as Advisory Board member of OpenHeritage project.