Professor/Director, Performing Arts Management/Arts Leadership, DePaul University, United States
Alan SalzensteinProfessor/Director, Performing Arts Management/Arts Leadership, DePaul University, United States
Alan Salzenstein is Professor at DePaul University in Chicago where he directs the MFA/Arts Leadership and Performing Arts Management programs. Salzenstein is an international correspondent advisor to the board of ENCATC and past president of AAAE (Association of Arts Administration Educators). He has held various Executive Director positions for a wide array of arts organizations over the past thirty-five years, with a long history of theatrical producing, devising and presenting many special events, membership on various arts boards, and as an arts consultant. He is a frequent invited speaker on topics related to arts management and legal issues in the arts, having presented across North America, Europe and Asia. Salzenstein is also an attorney, focusing on issues related to the performing arts industry.
Scholar at Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, producer and arts manager
Aleksandar BrkićScholar at Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, producer and arts manager
Aleksandar Brkić is a scholar in the field of cultural/arts management and cultural policy, with more than 20 years of experience as a producer and arts manager, working in the intersections of performing arts, visual arts, and design. He joined the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths in 2016. Prior to that, he was teaching at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore and the University of Arts in Belgrade. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and also contributes as a guest lecturer at the University of Arts in Belgrade and Ben M'Sik, Hassan II University, Casablanca. Dr Brkić is an editor of the new academic book series 'Routledge Focus on Global Creative Economy' published by Taylor&Francis and a member of the Editorial Board of The European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. Alex works as a Creative Producer of LP Duo, a piano duo signed to Universal Music Group and is a co-founder of a "Duality" startup, developing an innovative product connecting classical pianos with the digital world.
President of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Italy
Alessandra GariboldiPresident of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Italy
Alessandra Gariboldi is President of Fondazione Fitzcarraldo and a senior researcher and consultant in the fields of visitor studies and cultural policies and projects evaluation, with a primary focus on cultural participation. She led and contributed to more than 80 research and innovation projects in the last 20 years. As Head of the Transnational Projects Unit, she managed several EU cooperation projects focused on cultural participation from different perspectives (capacity building, change management, co-creation, policy design), and has been active as a trainer and adviser in some European Capitals of Culture, such as Matera2019, Rijeka2020, and Elefsina2023.
Cultural Attaché at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Brussels, Belgium
Allegra IafrateCultural Attaché at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Brussels, Belgium
Allegra Iafrate was born in Bologna in 1985. After graduating in violin, she attended the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, where she earned a degree in modern literature and a doctorate in art history. She has dedicated numerous essays to the cultural traditions of the Mediterranean world in the Middle Ages. She is currently in charge of cultural promotion at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and is director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Brussels.
Associate Dean Education, School of Communication and Creativity, City, University of London, United Kingdom
Ana GaioAssociate Dean Education, School of Communication and Creativity, City, University of London, United Kingdom
Ana has worked in the creative and cultural sectors for over 25 years. Before joining City University London as Course Director of the MA in Arts Management in 1998 she worked with a variety of cultural sector organisations and consulted for a wide range of cultural organisations in the UK.
Ana Gaio has been involved in numerous research and applied research projects in the cultural sector - she was, for example, part of the research team that produced the 2001 edition of the Creative Industries Mapping Document for the Department of Culture Media and Sport and was responsible for a number of chapters; and was also involved in the first phase of a £3m EU-Equal funded City University led project 'Celebrating Enterprise' exploring the potential for festivals and community events to play a greater role in economic development. More recently she carried out a study on the motivation of individual donors (small gifts) to give to the arts for Arts & Business.
Ana's doctoral research is concerned with the formation of public policy (cultural policy) in the European Union. Other research interests include cultural policy making; the management of creative/cultural organisations especially how business models develop in micro- and small-sized organisations; organisational performance and evaluation; and organisation capacity and related concerns.
Director of EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture, Belgium
Andrew ManningDirector of EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture, Belgium
Andrew Manning is Currently the Director of EUNIC, the network of European Union National Institutes for Culture. EUNIC brings together 38 members across all EU member states as well as a global network of 136 EUNIC clusters around the world were EUNIC members engage in locally driven collaborative projects. Anchored in the cultural relations approach, EUNIC’s mission is to build trust and understanding between the peoples of Europe and the rest of the world through culture, and to make culture count in international relations. Since 2017 EUNIC has been an official partner to the EU in the field of Culture in External Relations. Recent research and actions of the EUNIC network includes on topics such as the role of cultural relations in building peace and stability, in sustainable development, in freedom of artistic expression and in striving for equitable fair collaboration.
Prior to EUNIC Andrew was the Secretary General of the European Concert Hall Organisation and International Advisor for the Nordic Region at BOZAR in Brussels. Previous experience also includes being the Head of Arts of the British Council in France, as well as roles within the British Council in Brussels and the BBC in London. A dual British-Belgian Citizen based in Brussels for over the past decade working on European cultural cooperation and cultural relations, Andrew has a degree in Modern Languages from the University of Oxford and is a member of the Governance Committee of the International Society for the Performing Arts.
Associate Professor, IULM University, Italy
Angela BesanaAssociate Professor, IULM University, Italy
Angela Besana is Associate Professor of Economics. For more than two decades she has been writing and teaching about economics of creativity, economics of tourism, nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Among her latest papers, with Annamaria Esposito, ‘Sewing Connections between Artists’ Legacy and Fashion… A Matter of Tailor-Made Economics and Marketing’.
Professor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Anna ScuttariProfessor at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Anna Scuttari is Professor of empirical research at the Munich University of Applied Sciences and Senior Researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac research, where she leads the UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatory of South Tyrol. Her main interest is to understand consumer behavior in tourism, with a particular focus on physical and virtual experiences.
Head of the Socio-Economic Studies and Research Division at the Louvre's Museum Research and Collection Department, France
Anne KrebsHead of the Socio-Economic Studies and Research Division at the Louvre's Museum Research and Collection Department, France
Anne Krebs is Head of the Socio-Economic Studies and Research Division at the Louvre Museum’s Research and Collection Department. The Louvre research programme is covering visitors’ practices; cultural trends and cultural consumption as regards the museum policy; the social and economic role of museums and digital cultural policies.
Research Associate and Lecturer, FNRS/Université libre de Bruxelles , Cultural Management (Department of History, Arts and Archaeology), Belgium
Anne-Sophie RadermeckerResearch Associate and Lecturer, FNRS/Université libre de Bruxelles , Cultural Management (Department of History, Arts and Archaeology), Belgium
Anne-Sophie V. Radermecker holds a Ph.D. in Art history/Cultural Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She is a former B.A.E.F. fellow at Duke University (NC) and lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Since 2021, she is a FNRS research associate in Cultural Management at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Her main research interests are the economics of art and culture, the market for marginal heritage, the reciprocal interactions between museums and the art market, and quantitative methods applied to art history. She has published several cross-disciplinary papers in both economic (JEBO, JCEC) and art historical journals (IJDAH, NKJ, Marges,…). Her book entitled Anonymous Art at Auction was released in July 2021 (Brill, Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets).
Professor at University of Antwerp / Management School of Antwerp, Belgium
Annick SchrammeProfessor at University of Antwerp / Management School of Antwerp, Belgium
Annick Schramme is a full professor and academic director of the master in Cultural Management and the Competence Center Management, Culture & Policy (Faculty of Applied Economics at the University of Antwerp). Additionally, she is academic director of the Competence Center Creative Industries at the Antwerp Management School. She has published about Arts policy in Flanders, cultural governance, international cultural policy, public-private partnerships in the heritage sector, leadership and cultural entrepreneurship, etc. From 2004 until 2013 she was also advisor-expert of the Vice-Mayor for Culture and Tourism of the City of Antwerp. From 2013-2017, she served as president of ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy.
7 Most Endangered Programme Coordinator at Europa Nostra, Belgium
Antigoni Michael7 Most Endangered Programme Coordinator at Europa Nostra, Belgium
Antigoni Michael is a Cultural Heritage Specialist, focusing on community engagement for reconciliation in conflict zones. Coming from the conflict zone of Cyprus herself, and from two religious communities - half Maronite and half Orthodox - she believes that heritage can be a tool to promote coexistence in multi-ethnic environments. In 2015 she completed her bachelor’s in History and Archaeology at the University of Cyprus. Then she obtained her master’s degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Archaeology: Landscape and Heritage. In 2020 she completed training as a tour guide at the Deputy Ministry of Tourism in Cyprus. From 2017-2022 she has been living in Cyprus, collaborating with various organisations such as UNDP in Cyprus and Home for Cooperation to safeguard Cultural heritage and promote coexistence on the island. In 2021 she was nominated as a European Heritage Youth Ambassador by Europa Nostra, the European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage and European Heritage Tribune. Since 2022 she moved to Brussels, as a Blue Book Trainee for DG EAC at the European Commission. She has recently joined the Staff of Europa Nostra as Coordinator of the 7 Most Endangered Programme. Her approach to community engagement is bottom–up, giving the opportunity to the wider community to exchange on matters of heritage and move towards the humanisation of the other community and preservation of heritage. She achieves this through various narratives, digital communication, collaborations with artists’ communities, border-crossing tours, and conferences.
Professor of Music in Entrepreneurship & Leadership in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, United States
Antonio C. CuylerProfessor of Music in Entrepreneurship & Leadership in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, United States
Antonio C. Cuyler (Kyler) (He), Ph.D. is Professor of Music in Entrepreneurship & Leadership in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Cultural Organizations: Insights from the Careers of Executive Opera Managers of Color in the U. S. and editor of Arts Management, Cultural Policy, & the African Diaspora. He also founded Cuyler Consulting, LLC, a Black-owned arts consultancy that helps cultural organizations maximize their performance and community relevance through access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI).
Head of Unit at Creative Europe, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission
Barbara GesslerHead of Unit at Creative Europe, Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture of the European Commission
Barbara Gessler is Head of Unit Culture at the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
Studied public administration and joined the EU institutions in 1991 after a masters at the College of Europe, first as an assistant in the EP, then as official in the Commission, in the areas of audiovisual, environment and communication. One year leave to work as EU advisor at German Cultural umbrella organisation. Since 2011 head of culture unit at EACEA.
Interim Chief Executive Officer of EIT Culture & Creativity
Bernd FeselInterim Chief Executive Officer of EIT Culture & Creativity
Mr. Fesel has experience in CCSI for over 30 years and is currently Interim CEO of the newly founded EIT Culture & Creativity as well as the director of the European Creative Business Network. Prior to this, he was a serial entrepreneur within the CCSI, held the role of vice director of the European Capital of Culture (Ruhr Region) and was senior advisor to the european centre for creative economy (ecce) in Dortmund. Since 1990 Bernd is founder of startups, architect of novel public organisations, inspirator for programs and policies for CCSI as well as influencer and publisher.
Associate Professor at Drexel University, United States
Brea HeidelbergAssociate Professor at Drexel University, United States
Brea M. Heidelberg is an arts management educator, consultant, and researcher focusing on the intersection of the arts and other fields of study. She joined the Entertainment & Arts Management faculty in 2017 and currently serves as Program Director. She sees arts administrators as intellectual translators and works to instill a respect for both theory and practice in her students and clients. She has served the field as Vice President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, Co-Chair of Americans for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Council, and on the editorial board of the American Journal of Arts Management. Dr. Heidelberg earned her PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include professional development issues facing arts administrators, arts advocacy rhetoric, and (inter)national cultural diplomacy. In addition to earning a MA in Arts Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University, she also earned a MS in Human Resource Development from Villanova University. Her current research interests involve the professionalization of the field of arts management, the training and development of arts managers, and management issues unique to small and midsized nonprofit arts organizations. Past projects include investigations into arts policy and advocacy rhetoric at the state and federal levels.
Director of the MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy and of the MA in Tourism and Cultural Policy at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
Carla FigueiraDirector of the MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy and of the MA in Tourism and Cultural Policy at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
Carla FIGUEIRA is the Director of the MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy and of the MA in Tourism and Cultural Policy at the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom. She is an international relations graduate of the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal), she moved to London after a career in arts management. In the UK, she gained an MA in Arts Management (City University, UK, Chevening Scholar) and a PhD in Cultural Policy and Management (City University, UK, Praxis XXI Scholar). Her interests and expertise range from mapping of cultural and creative sectors and industries, language policies, the theory and practice of cultural diplomacy and international cultural relations in general, to place branding, national identity and cultural tourism. Carla is a member of ENCATC, the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy education, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Full profile here: https://www.gold.ac.uk/icce/staff/figueira-carla/
PhD student, Aix-Marseille University, France
Cassandra HallerPhD student, Aix-Marseille University, France
My name is Cassandra Haller, I am in my second year of a PhD in Management Sciences at the University of Aix-Marseille. I have a bachelor's degree in performing arts with a specialization in cinema and a master's degree in cultural project management at the Institute of Public Management and Territorial Governance in Aix-en-Provence. I focus my research on training for creative work. I wish to promote the professional integration of creative workers by responding to the expectations and needs of stakeholders in the arts, culture and creation sector. I also want to diversify the skills of creative workers by encouraging transdisciplinarity. I am passionate about art, I practice daily improvisational theatre and dance, especially bachata and salsa.
Fashion Designer and Owner, Catalina J, Belgium
Catalina Jitaru-PotoracFashion Designer and Owner, Catalina J, Belgium
Catalina Jitaru-Potorac is the fashion designer and owner of Catalina J brand based in Brussels. After several years of experience as a fashion designer she launched her first women wear collection in 2016 in order to build a strong visual brand identity, dedicated to modern and individual femininity. Catalina J became a brand that stands out through eco-responsible designs, innovative materials, conscious manufacturing and timeless style. Professional textile expert with a solid knowledge of the global fashion industry system, Catalina Jitaru implemented in the last years a business-model based on reuse,
recycling and circularity. Currently specialized in integration of circular practices in the value chain of the textile ecosystem she is also a freelance sustainable fashion consultant which aims to devote her activity supporting and helping different actors across the industry and collaborative structures interested in ethical and sustainable practices.
Former Deputy Mayor for Culture of the Lisbon City Council, Independent Arts and Culture Professional, Portugal
Catarina Vaz PintoFormer Deputy Mayor for Culture of the Lisbon City Council, Independent Arts and Culture Professional, Portugal
Deputy Mayor for Culture of Lisbon City Council 2009-2021, she is graduated in Law by Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Portuguese Catholic University), Lisbon; Post-Graduate in European Studies, College of Europe, Bruges; Cultural Manager and independent consultant for arts and culture (2005-2009/2022-). Member of the European Cultural Foundation Supervisory Board (2021-), Executive Manager of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (2003 – 2007); Consultant for Quaternaire Portugal SA, for the area of projects and cultural policies (2001-2005); executive Manager and teacher: Post-Graduation in “Cities Cultural Management” - Institute for the Development of Business Management – INDEG/ISCTE (2001-2004) and co-founder of the Cultural Dance Association “Forum Dança”, of which she was Executive Manager (1991 – 1995). She was State Secretary for Culture (1997 – 2000) and assistant to the Minister of Culture (1995 – 1997).
Policy analyst at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre
Caterina MauriPolicy analyst at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre
I am a policy analyst at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. At the JRC my research focuses on cultural and creative cities and on projects topics related to fairness and wellbeing in the European Union. I hold a PhD in economics from the University of Southern Denmark and masters’ degrees from SDA Bocconi and the Université libre de Bruxelles. My research interests are in the economics of the arts, creativity and innovation.
Deputy to the Director and Head of the Cultural Policies department in the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture
Catherine MagnantDeputy to the Director and Head of the Cultural Policies department in the European Commission, Directorate General for Education and Culture
Catherine Magnant, a French citizen, graduated in international relations and Slavic languages. She started her career in Moscow, where she headed the Press and information section of the local European Commission Delegation. Back in Brussels, she worked on EU enlargement issues, and on the promotion of human rights in EU's external relations. She also coordinated the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for all. Passionate about the transformative power of culture, she moved to cultural affairs in 2011. Catherine is now Deputy to the Director and Head of the Unit in charge of Cultural Policy in the Directorate General for Education and Culture.
Programme coordinator MACUMA, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
Christian HolstProgramme coordinator MACUMA, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
Christian Holst is programme coordinator of the Master Arts and Cultural Management at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. Previously, he has been working as a lecturer and researcher at the Zurich University of the Arts. He also teaches as a visiting lecturer at various universities, e.g. University of Basel, HAW Hamburg and the Institute for Cultural and Media Management Hamburg. He is author of the books "Digital Communication in Culture" and "Culture in Interaction. Co-Creation in the Cultural Sector" (both in German). Before working in academia he was a marketing manager at the Zurich Opera House and the Oldenburg State Theatre.
Art and cultural heritage historian, France
Claire Giraud-LabalteArt and cultural heritage historian, France
Art and cultural heritage historian and senior lecturer, Dr Claire Giraud-Labalte led a Master’s in cultural management that combined cultural heritage and performing arts management. She continues her activities as a lecturer and researcher with a rich experience in Life Long Learning and a multidisciplinary approach to heritage. [Her research works centers around travelers in Europe and their view on cultural heritage and society (long 19th century)]. She is involved in regional cultural life (Territoires imaginaires’s president, Pôle des acteurs du patrimoine en Pays de la Loire former president, the Val de Loire – world Heritage scientific committee’s vice-president).
Committed at the European level, ENCATC ambassador since 2012, she has contributed to the realization of several works: Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (2015); European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century (2016) and associated tools. She is currently a member of the European Heritage Label panel.
Professor of Intercultural Development, ENES UNAM (Unidad León), Mexico
Claudia Chibici-RevneanuProfessor of Intercultural Development, ENES UNAM (Unidad León), Mexico
Claudia Chibici-Revneanu (Austria, 1978) is Professor of Gender and Intercultural Development at the Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores (ENES, UNAM) in León, Mexico. She holds a PhD in Cultural Policy Studies from the University of Warwick and is a member of the Mexican research program SNI. In 2017 she received the UNAM’s prestigious Sor Juana Inés de Cruz award for women in academia. Her research focuses primarily on gender, music and cultural policy. As a mezzo-soprano, she has given more than 30 conference-concerts on women composers in universities and cultural centres around Mexico. She has published two novels, as well as book chapters and academic articles in international imprints and journals. Recent publications include “Migrating towards growth and oblivion? A contextual account of the lives and work of Spanish-Mexican composers María Teresa Prieto and Emiliana de Zubeldía.” (2020) and “Chasing María Teresa Lara – An Autoethnographic Account of Trying to Recuperate the Story of a ‘Lost’ Woman Composer” (2021) The Routledge Handbook of Women’s Work in Music.
Research Fellow at University of Macerata, Italy
Concetta FerraraResearch Fellow at University of Macerata, Italy
Concetta Ferrara is a research fellow at University of Macerata. After a Master degree in Management of Cultural Heritage, she received an industrial PhD in Human Sciences. In last years she gained experience in the field of stakeholder engagement, collaborating as an innovation broker in action-research projects related to the topics of sustainable territorial development and place branding. Her main fields of interest and research are sustainability, cultural and territorial marketing, with a focus on the role of digital career methods for the improvement of professional profiles in the cultural sector as well as potentials of Made in Italy, audience development and citizenship rights to culture.
ENCATC Book Series co-editor, 3Walks, Spain
Cristina Ortega NuereENCATC Book Series co-editor, 3Walks, Spain
Cristina Ortega Nuere is Chief Scientific and Operating Officer of World Leisure Organization since January 2016. She combines her principal professional activity with teaching at master level at the Universitat Oberta of Catalunya. Doctor in Leisure and Human Development, with a Master degree in Cultural Management, she graduated from the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy from the University of Deusto, Spain, and completed her studies in London, Middlesex and at Westminster University. She has combined her academic activity as researcher and professor for over two decades at the University of Deusto -over 50 research projects, dozens of publications and editor-in-chief of several scientific journals- with other institutional responsibilities. She was for 4 years the President of ENCATC, the leading European Network of Cultural Management and Policy, and the Chair of ENCATC’s Policy Group Monitors of Culture, made up of over 40 cultural observatories worldwide. She is a specialist in the evaluation of cultural projects and became a Jury Member of the European Capitals of Culture. In the Basque Country, she has been a member of the Basque Council of Culture and an Expert Evaluator of the Basque Cultural Observatory for 10 years. She usually participates as a speaker in international scientific conferences worldwide and she is the author of the reference book Observatorios Culturales. Creación de Mapas de lnfraestructuras y Eventos (Barcelona: Ariel, 2010), where she developed a cultural infrastructures and events utility model that has been applied in different cities and countries. Her area of specialization is culture and creative industries policies and evaluation. Lately she has been focused on a new conceptualization of the concept of CCI´s and innovation.
Professor and Director of the Master of Entertainment Industry Management program, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Dan GreenProfessor and Director of the Master of Entertainment Industry Management program, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Dan has worked in TV production on several programs including “ER,” “The Sopranos,” “Party of Five,” “Time of Your Life,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.,” “She TV” and “The West Wing.” Dan directed the pilot “Munhall” starring George Wendt (“Cheers”) and Tom Atkins (“Law and Order”). As a theatre director, Dan has had worked produced in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. As a Casting Director, Dan cast “The Kennedy Mystique: Creating Camelot” for National Geographic Channel. He also cast “Nixon in China, 72” for Central Chinese Television (CCTV), Beijing, China. His Ph.D. dissertation centered on first-generation student experience at private universities in China using cultural capital as a lens. He is a board member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators and is co-chair the International Committee. In addition to his work with ENCATC, Dan is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Hollywood Radio & Television Society.
Director of Kultura Nova Foundation, Croatia and ENCATC Vice President
Dea VidovićDirector of Kultura Nova Foundation, Croatia and ENCATC Vice President
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.
Director of the Observatory of Cultural Economics/UNWE, Bulgaria
Diana Andreeva-PopyordanovaDirector of the Observatory of Cultural Economics/UNWE, Bulgaria
Dr. Diana Andreeva-Popyordanova is co-founder and director of the Observatory of Cultural Economics (OCE), an organization for independent research in cultural economics in Bulgaria. Andreeva holds a PhD in Cultural Economics from the University of National and World Economics (UNWE), Sofia, where she is a chief assistant professor. She is a lecturer in the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts “Kr. Sarafov ”(NATFA). She is co-editor of the Bulgarian profile of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Deputy Director of the Centre for Audiovisual Policy and Media Research in UNWE, Sofia. Diana Andreeva-Popyordanova is part of the research team of the international Horizon 2020 CICERONE project.
Professor, Otacc Chair, Aix-Marseille University, France
Djelloul ArezkiProfessor, Otacc Chair, Aix-Marseille University, France
Djelloul is professor in Cultural Management in Aix-Marseille Université. He is the director of the OTACC Chair in partnership with Edina Soldo. The Chair brings together teacher-researchers, students and professionals from the CCI sector, with a view to contributing to the research and development of inclusive management practices, as well as to the training in these practices and their dissemination. It is an experimental laboratory for participatory research. To this end, it fulfills three main missions: a training and support mission for the creation of cultural, social and solidarity-based entrepreneurial projects; a research and development mission; and an event mission aimed at promoting the Chair's activities. He works more specifically on festival management, social innovation in the cultural sector, and anti-discrimination strategies (queer theory and decolonization).
Associate Professor at Link Campus University, Italy
Elena BorinAssociate Professor at Link Campus University, Italy
Elena Borin is Associate Professor in Business Administration for Link Campus University (Rome, Italy). Previously, she was Director of the MSc in Arts and Cultural Management and Coordinator of the Research team in Arts and Cultural Management at the Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Ferrara (Ferrara, Italy) and was awarded the title of Doctor Europeus (European Doctor) by an international Jury Member. In 2016, she won the ENCATC Research Award for Cultural Management and Policy and the IUSS Award for Best Thesis in Economics. She has been a member of the scientific committees of several academic programs, scientific journals, congresses, and international committees working on issues of sustainability and cultural and creative sector management and governance, including the international university network "Routes Towards Sustainability". She is Board Member of ENCATC - European Network on Cultural Management and policy (based in Brussels, Belgium), where she serves as President's delegate for research activities. She is co-convenor of the international research cluster RIC - Research Interest Cluster on Cultural Leadership in Transition Tourism. Her research interests include cultural management and governance with an international comparative approach, funding for the cultural and creative sector, public-private partnerships and multi-stakeholder partnerships in the cultural sector and sustainability. Her most recent scientific contributions include books with Springer and PIE Peter Lang on the theme of entrepreneurship, public-private partnership in the cultural and creative sector and cultural leadership in transition tourism, as well as book contributions and scientific papers on the topics of partnership, governance and sustainability (with a specific focus on financial sustainability) in the cultural and creative sector.
General Coordinator, Liveurope, Belgium
Elise PhamgiaGeneral Coordinator, Liveurope, Belgium
With a Master’s Degree in European Affairs, Elise has been building an expertise in international and European cultural cooperation projects between Lyon, Brussels and Montreal. She is currently the general coordinator for Liveurope, the first EU-supported platform bringing together iconic live music venues on the continent. Elise has also been taking part in several ‘Music Moves Europe’ initiatives and was recently a mentor in MEWEM Europa, a project aiming at the development of young women in the sector.
Director of the Goethe-Institut in Brussels, Belgium
Elke Kaschl MohniDirector of the Goethe-Institut in Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Elke Kaschl Mohni took office as Regional Director of the Goethe-Institut for Southwest Europe in Brussels in July 2019. She has been with the Goethe-Institut for more than 15 years, holding positions as Regional Director Middle East/North Africa in Cairo and Head of Strategy in Munich headquarters as well as directing the institutes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She graduated with a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Berne, with a thesis on “Dance and Authenticity in Israel and Palestine: Performing the Nation”. Her MA is in Contemporary Arab Studies from Georgetown University, with a focus on politics and cultural studies. Throughout her work with the Goethe-Institut, Elke Kaschl Mohni has maintained a strong interest in trans-Mediterranean cultural engagement, enabling border-crossings and creative entanglements against the grain of established categories.
Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO
Ernesto Ottone RamirezAssistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO
Mr Ernesto Ottone R. is the Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO. Prior to this position, Mr Ottone R. 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, Mr Ottone R. 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.
Mr Ottone R. 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).
PhD student, University of Lisbon/ National Plan for the Arts, Portugal
Flora MaravalhasPhD student, University of Lisbon/ National Plan for the Arts, Portugal
Flora Maravalhas has a BA degree in Letters and a MA degree in Public Management both from the University of Brasília. She has worked for 10 years as a cultural analyst at the Brazilian Institute of Museums, where she held different leadership positions. Flora has published articles in the field of museums, such as “Evaluating the impact of the More Museums public notice in creating new museums in small Brazilian municipalities: A difference in differences analysis” and “Socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with the existence of museums in Brazilian municipalities: an application of the linear regression model”. She is currently a PhD student in Public Administration and Public Policy at the University of Lisbon and a researcher at the National Plan for the Arts, an initiative of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education from Portugal, aimed at promoting social transformations through education, arts, and heritage.
Director of the Fondation Marcel Hicter, Belgium
Frédéric JacqueminDirector of the Fondation Marcel Hicter, Belgium
Frédéric Jacquemin holds a M.A. in Art History and Archaeology from the Catholic University of Leuven and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Brussels-Solvay Business School. Prior to his appointment as Director of the Hicter Foundation for Cultural Democracy in 2021, Frédéric was CEO of Africalia – the Belgian Agency for Cultural Cooperation with Africa from 2013 to 2021. From 2009 to 2012, he served as Senior Expert on Cultural Policies at the Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States. In this framework, he coordinated the ACP Cultural Observatory where he conducted several studies on creative industries and cultural policies in ACP countries. As an independent consultant, he designed development cooperation and cultural training programmes Africa for organizations such as the Belgian Technical Cooperation, Observatory of Cultural Policies in Africa, OIF. From 1998 to 2006, he led projects on the economic and political stakes of culture, both in Europe and in sub-Saharan Africa. Director and producer of audiovisual documentaries (The Third Paradise, Belgium-Finland, 2003 ; “Est-ce que ça va ? “RD-Congo; 2007) curator and author on cultural issues.
Frederic is member in the capacity of Observer for Civil Society of the UNESCO Convention on Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (since 2015) and of International Artistic Comity of MASA -Marché des Arts du Spectacle d’Abidjan- Ivory Coast (2014) and was Jury member of the King Baudouin African Development Prize Jury (2013-2018).
Policy Director at Culture Action Europe, Belgium
Gabriele RosanaPolicy Director at Culture Action Europe, Belgium
Gabriele Rosana is the Policy Director of Culture Action Europe (CAE), the major European crossectoral cultural network, where he oversees and coordinates the policy and research work, in close contact with the EU's institutions. Before joining CAE, he worked at the European Parliament, where he extensively followed policy-making in the fields of culture and education, as well as at Fondation EURACTIV/Europe's MediaLab and at the Association européenne des conservatoires (AEC). Gabriele holds an LL.M. in EU Law from the College of Europe in Bruges and is a freelance journalist and policy analyst covering EU Affairs for various media outlets.
Policy Assistant in the Creative Europe Unit at the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission
Gabrielle BernovillePolicy Assistant in the Creative Europe Unit at the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission
Graduated of the College of Europe and SciencesPo majoring in European Affairs and External Relations, Gabrielle serves as a policy assistant at the European Commission.
Driven by a deep conviction of the value of culture and dialogue as a driver of social change, Gabrielle dedicates herself especially to the coordination of Cultural Heritage Actions under Creative Europe. Gabrielle’s research and commitments extend to: international cultural relations, the nexus between democracy and culture, and the Eastern Partnership countries. With professional experience in Latin America, the United Kingdom, Poland and Slovakia she has also been a researcher for Culture Solutions and Director of Public and Institutional Relations for European Horizons.
Cultural Diplomacy Advisor at European External Action Service of the European Commission
Gaia DaneseCultural Diplomacy Advisor at European External Action Service of the European Commission
Gaia Danese is an Italian career diplomat and a PhD in International Relations at the Institut d’Études Politiques of Paris (Sciences Po). From 2000 at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she has worked for the Italian Embassies in Lisbon, Montevideo and Madrid. She has been Consul General of Italy in Barcelona from 2017 to 2021, where, in close collaboration with the local authorities, she has also worked intensely in creating connections, exchange of experiences, and common projects with Italian Cities such as Milan and Florence, and Regions as Sardinia and Apulia, creating and supporting specific cultural events and networking initiatives. As a diplomat she has coordinated several creative projects such as “ITmakES” (design&making and innovation), an exchange program between Italian and Spanish makers and creative people; “MUSE – A new wave in the Mediterranean” for the empowerment of female Italian artists on the most avant-garde scene; “Ragazze Italiane” an exhibition of portraits and a series of inspirational talks of Italian female talents in Spain. Since march 2022 she is a Seconded National Expert to the EEAS to advice the Secretary General on Cultural Diplomacy and International Cultural Relations. She received the “Innovation Protagonists” award of the Italian Public Administration Forum
and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prize for best practices in the promotion of Italy abroad. Gaia has published several articles and essays in international relations issues and three books of poetry.
Director of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, and President of ENCATC
Gerald LidstoneDirector of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom, and President of ENCATC
Gerald Lidstone, BA MA ATC Dr.h.c FRGS is the Director of the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London and founder of the MA Arts Administration and Cultural Policy and co founder of the MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship programme and the MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy, the first worldwide. Previously he was HOD of the Department of Theatre and Performance in Goldsmiths, having originally trained as a scenographic and lighting designer as well as a production manager with extensive design and touring experience in Eastern Europe and the USA. For the British Council and other agencies he has also taught Arts Management courses including, Arts Marketing, Arts Education, Fundraising, Copyright and Strategic Planning in over 20 countries. He has worked for over twelve years on behalf of The Ministry of Culture and Information in Viet Nam establishing Arts Management education in Hanoi University of Culture, funded by the Ford Foundation, well as being awarded the national medal for culture in Viet Nam. He was also the director of a four-year British Know-How Fund (Foreign Office) project establishing arts management education in Slovakia. An outcome of this was the publication of the first book on arts management in Slovak and the British Council project Closer to the Museum. He has recently completed a major research evaluation of a dance projects for Sadler’s Wells in the UK using the Five Ways to Wellbeing framework created by the New Economics Foundation.
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.
Adjunct Professor of Systems for Management of Contemporary Art; Ph.D., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Ginevra AddisAdjunct Professor of Systems for Management of Contemporary Art; Ph.D., Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Ginevra Addis is an Adjunct Professor of Systems for Management of Contemporary Art at USCS Milan, Italy, where she received her M.A. in Economics and Management of Art, Culture and Entertainment, and where she has also worked as an Adjunct Professor and Faculty Member in the Master of Arts Management since 2017. Additionally, she has collaborated with the Department of History, Archaeology, and Art History - Contemporary Art Unit at UCSC since 2014. She holds a Ph.D. in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage, which she obtained at IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca (IT) in December 2019. She was a Visiting Ph.D. candidate at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin (G) in 2018. In March 2021 she published her book “The Re-identification of Pop Art. Its reception from an Italian Perspective”, with European Press Academic Publishing. She participated in several conferences in Italy and abroad (e.g. New York, Bruxelles, Lisbon) and published several contributions in conference proceedings and books, such as the ENCATC Conference Proceedings and Accademia University Press. In press contributions for Edward Elgar, Brill and Verlag.
Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, United States
Heather McLaughlinAdjunct Professor at Drexel University, United States
Heather Grace McLaughlin, MS, BFA is a museum scholar located in the Philadelphia area. She is an adjunct professor for the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership Program at Drexel University, and producer and host of the Cultural Leadership Guest Speaker Series. She holds a master's degree in Arts Administration & Museum Leadership from Drexel University, and a BFA in Sculpture from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Heather was recently awarded the Emerging Scholar Award by the Fifteenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum. Her research interests are in the intersection of museum history & philosophy and social change; and emergent technologies in museum studies.
CHARTER Project Manager, Faculty and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course on International Cultural Cooperation, University of Barcelona, Spain
Herman Bashiron MendolicchioCHARTER Project Manager, Faculty and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Course on International Cultural Cooperation, University of Barcelona, Spain
PhD in “Art History, Theory and Criticism” from the University of Barcelona. He is currently teaching in different Universities and academic programs internationally: He is Lecturer at the Cultural Management Programme of the University of Barcelona, where he is coordinating the Postgraduate Course on International Cultural Cooperation, and the MA in Management of cultural institutions and companies (blended learning version). He is also a faculty member and advisor at Transart Institute (NY-Berlin-Liverpool), and Professor consultant at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) in the MA “Humanities: Contemporary Culture, Literature and Art”. He is the Project Manager of CHARTER (2021-2024), an EU-funded project on cultural heritage skills and competences.
His current lines of investigation involve the subjects of intercultural processes, ecology, participation and mobility in contemporary art and cultural policies, art in public space and the cultural cooperation between different world regions. He has participated in several international conferences and developed projects and research residencies in different countries and world regions.
Herman combines academic research, cultural management, curatorial practices and artistic methodologies, collaborating with a wide range of networks, projects and organizations internationally.
Visiting professor at Istituto Marangoni and at Parsons School of Design (New York). Former Full Research Professor, University of Arts London, United Kingdom
Ian KingVisiting professor at Istituto Marangoni and at Parsons School of Design (New York). Former Full Research Professor, University of Arts London, United Kingdom
Ian King is currently visiting professor at Istituto Marangoni and also at Parsons (New York) part of New School. Previously he held the position of full research Professor at the University of the Arts, London and the London College of Fashion where he was Chair of the Research Degree Committee.
His background originates in theatre and the music business, His PhD was in Strategic Decision-Making in the Popular Theatre. King has published widely both in journals and books in the fields of art, philosophy, organization studies and fashion. He is an experienced PhD supervisor and has been involved in over 60 research students to successful completion. His present research looks at the relationship of the body to aesthetics and some of his thoughts can be found in his book entitled, “The Aesthetics of Dress” (published by Springer in 2017).
Ian King is also responsible for the International Responsible Fashion series that emerged from the highly successful Fashion Colloquia series that explored the relationship between academia, media and industry. He has held fashion events in London, Milan, Paris, New York, São Paulo, Antwerp, Amsterdam, Ho Chi Minh, Shanghai, Rome, and India. He is also series editor for books in this area for Routledge.
Finally, he recently completed the first stage of an international research study for ICOM (International Council for Museums) in developing an international code for Cultural Governance that is being developed from his experience co-leading the first international empirical research project entitled: “Cultural Governance in a Global Context: An International Perspective on Art Organizations” (published by Palgrave in 2019).
Director of the MA study program “Creative Industries and Growth Management” of the Latvian Academy of Culture and Riga Technical University, Latvia
Ieva ZemīteDirector of the MA study program “Creative Industries and Growth Management” of the Latvian Academy of Culture and Riga Technical University, Latvia
Ieva Zemīte is the director of the joint Master’s study program “Creative Industries and Growth Management” of the Latvian Academy of Culture and Riga Technical University. Research interests - cultural and creative entrepreneurship, creative industries, and cultural economics. Member of the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) since 2018. Representative of the Latvian Academy of Culture in the LIAA Creative Industries Business Incubator and University of Latvia Student Business Incubator. Member of the project Steering committee and Latvian project manager in the project “Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe/ ISGNE” founded by the European Union program “Creative Europe” (2018-2022). Leader of the research project “Rethinking creative cities: Networks, Intermediaries and Development Prospects” / RePrint (2022-2024).
Co-founder, Chair and CEO of Culture & Media Agency Europe, Belgium
Ignasi GuardansCo-founder, Chair and CEO of Culture & Media Agency Europe, Belgium
Ignasi Guardans, PhD, is a Partner in the Brussels office of K&L Gates, a global law firm.
After some years of full time academic activity, he joined a large Spanish law firm. In 1995 he started a political career, and for almost 20 years he assumed successive responsibilities, in Spain and at the European Union (Member of the Spanish Parliament; Member of the European Parliament; Director General for Cinema & Audiovisual within the Spanish Government).
In 2012 he relocated in Brussels. He cofounded a non profit consulting agency specialized in the Creative Industries, CUMEDIAE aisbl. Later on, in 2014 he joined K&L Gates, where he currently advises clients in EU policy and regulatory matters in particular in the area of Telecom, Media & Technologies.
Ignasi is a member of several cultural, social and law associations. He has been decorated by the French Government as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and by the Spanish Government with the Medalla del Mérito Civil. He has been a regular guest and contributor for many years in several Spanish radio and TV talk shows and debates on political and social subjects. He has also been an Op Ed contributor to both printed and online media, and is ranked among influential social media users in Spanish.
Facilitator and designer of learning environments, Flemish Institution for Cultural Heritage (FARO), Belgium
Jacqueline van LeeuwenFacilitator and designer of learning environments, Flemish Institution for Cultural Heritage (FARO), Belgium
Jacqueline has a PHD in history and works as a trainer and consultant for heritage organizations in Flanders and Brussels. She specializes in participation, policy planning and competence development. At FARO, the Flemish Institution for cultural heritage, she coordinates the training offer for heritage professionals. In this role, she is involved in drawing up professional profiles for heritage workers as one of the means to build bridges between higher education programs and the professional heritage field.
Associate Professor, Arts Management, School of Management at the Universidad de los Andes of Bogotá, Colombia
Jaime Alberto Ruiz GutiérrezAssociate Professor, Arts Management, School of Management at the Universidad de los Andes of Bogotá, Colombia
Jaime Alberto Ruiz Gutiérrez is an Industrial Engineer and Master in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes at Bogotá, Colombia. He subsequently made a D.E.A. in mathematics and applications and obtained a PhD in mathematics applied to the social sciences from the École E.H.E.S.S. des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris in 1982. From 1994 he is Associate Professor and researcher at the School of Management at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. He has developed research in the following topics: Organizational Demography, Cultural studies and Arts and Cultural Management. He has published three books and several articles in International Journals. He was the organizer in Bogota, in June 2013 of the XII International Congress on Cultural Management AIMAC (The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management). He is a member of the Academy of Management since 2003 and international jury of ENCATC (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy) and a permanent member of AIMAC.
Director at JLeiva Cultura & Esporte, Brazil and MPhil/PhD Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
João Oswaldo Leiva FilhoDirector at JLeiva Cultura & Esporte, Brazil and MPhil/PhD Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
João Leiva Filho is a PhD student at Goldsmiths University, in the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, and a consultant in arts and culture. Graduated in economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management of University of São Paulo, João has MAs in Cinema (School of Communications and Arts – USP), and in Cultural Management (University of Cataluña). For ten years he worked at two of the most important Brazilian newspapers, Folha de S.Paulo and Valor. In 2004, he founded JLeiva Culture & Sports, a leading consultancy company that supports producers, cultural institutions, private companies and the public sector to develop cultural and sportive projects and policies in Brazil. JLeiva Culture & Sports is specialized in mappings, surveys and researches on culture and sports. The consulting company is responsible by the largest surveys about cultural habits developed in Brazil, having published two books about the theme: “Cultura em SP” (Culture in SP) and “Cultura nas Capitais” (Culture in the Capitals). It has also made mappings focused in the grassroot venues for live music and the theatre production in the city of São Paulo. JLeiva has already worked with companies and institutions like Nike, Samsung, Roberto Marinho’s Foundation, Museum of Tomorrow, Soccer Museum, Secretary of Culture from São Paulo, Secretary of Culture from Rio de Janeiro, BNDES (National Bank of Development) and the British Council.
Member of the board and co-founder of the MigratieMuseumMigration (MMM), em. Prof. at KU Leuven, Belgium
Johan LemanMember of the board and co-founder of the MigratieMuseumMigration (MMM), em. Prof. at KU Leuven, Belgium
Study curriculum: MA and Drs. in philosophy; MA and Drs.in theology, exegesis of O.T. scriptures; MA in Eastern philology and philosophy; PhD in social and cultural anthropology, all at K.U. Leuven. Scientific publications on migration, smuggling of human beings; anthropology of religion.
Professional curriculum: director of regional Integration centre Foyer, a regional minority centre in Brussels (1981-89); chief of cabinet of Royal Commissioner for Migrant Policy (1989-93); director of federal Centre for equal opportunities and fight against racism (1993-2003); first part-time and later full time professor social and cultural anthropology KU Leuven (1982-2012).
Social curriculum: founder and first president of C.W. Laken, medical anthropological centre in Brussels (1979-2001); President of Foyer (1989-today): President of Albatros, a reception centre for homeless people in Brussels (1982-1989).
Associate Professor, Arts and Heritage, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Joop de JongAssociate Professor, Arts and Heritage, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
Joop de Jong is Associate Professor in Arts and Heritage at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University. His research focuses on cultural policy, cultural participation and cultural heritage. He is co-founder of the Master in European Public Affairs, in conjunction with the European Institute for Public Administration in Maastricht, and founder of the Master in Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education. He also belongs to the faculty of The Executive Master in Cultural Leadership (EMCL), offered in partnership by Maastricht University and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. At Maastricht University he served positions as Director of the Bachelor in Arts and Culture, Vice Dean for Education and Internationalisation, and chair of the Department of History.
He has previously worked for the universities of Utrecht, Leiden and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and was Academic Director of the Maastricht program of Macalester College, St. Paul (USA),) and Extern Examiner at the School of Art History and Cultural Policy at University College Dublin (Ireland).
Joop de Jong is one of the founders of the Maastricht Centre of Art and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH). He was Chair of the jury awarding prizes for cultural entrepreneurship of the Province of Limburg. He is often asked as consultant for practitioners and policy-makers, involving many commissioned research projects. Recently he was one of the principal authors of a research project on the profession and position of self-employed artists in the Netherlands, in relation to causes of their economic vulnerability, and with regard to the social value they create (https://www.lkca.nl/publicatie/kunstenaars-stoppen-niet/). He is member of a number of (supervisory) boards of cultural and heritage organisations, and of the Council of Europa Nostra.
He holds a MA and PhD in History from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
PhD Student in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky, United States
Josh AustinPhD Student in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky, United States
Josh Austin is a PhD student at the University of Kentucky in its inaugural arts administration doctoral program. In addition to his presentation here at ENCATC, his research intends to develop organizational-based indicators of resilience for cultural institutions—holistically rooting resilience into the foundational structures and values guiding an organization. Josh received his masters in arts administration from the University of Kentucky and holds a masters degree in arts journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He serves as the Communications Director for United Scenic Artists, a labor union that advances the conditions of artistic workers and fosters meaningful collaboration and sustainable practices across cultural industries. Cultivated from his professional experience and ongoing academic goals, Josh believes that broad partnerships, collective creativity, and inclusivity of knowledge can transform the global cultural sector to embrace and adopt resilience as a shared, community-based process and outcome.
Lecturer at Humak University of Applied Sciences
Juha Iso-AhoLecturer at Humak University of Applied Sciences
Juha Iso-Aho, M.A., has been a lecturer in the department of Cultural Management at Humak University of Applied Sciences in Finland since the year 2000. Both before and since he began teaching, he has worked as executive manager and artistic director at a number of theatre and music festivals in Finland. During recent years he has chiefly worked as project manager and expert in various regional, national and international development projects dealing with cultural tourism, festival and event management and creative economy. These projects include EDUCRO – Creating New Customer Value through Cross-border Co-operation, which was a Finnish-Russian development project during years 2019 – 2022. One of Iso-Aho´s most recent fields of research and teaching is volunteer management. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books on festival management cultural tourism and related issues.
Research Associate, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany
Julian PhilippResearch Associate, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany
Julian Philipp is a Research Associate and PhD candidate at the Chair of Tourism / Center for Entrepreneurship at Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), Germany. Prior to joining this institution, he did a B.Sc. in Business & Economics at University of Wuppertal, Germany, with a semester abroad at San Diego State University, California, United States. In 2020, he completed the M.Sc. program “International Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management” at Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom, with Distinction. At KU, his research and publications focus on destination governance, destination development, integrated location and destination management, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ecosystems, with a particular focus on the role of local identity and identification in the development of spatial ecosystems and ecosystems of hospitality.
Associate Professor, Drexel University, United States
Julie GoodmanAssociate Professor, Drexel University, United States
Julie Goodman is an Associate Professor of Arts Administration & Museum Leadership and Department Head of Arts & Enterprise at Drexel University. Her research explores intersections of policy and practice in arts and culture, and examines the value of arts and culture to individuals and communities. She has worked on research and program evaluation projects with cultural organizations including Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Brandywine Workshop & Archives, Fleisher Art Memorial, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, PA Humanities, Philadelphia Collaborative Arts Consortium, Taller Puertorriqueño, and Spiral Q. Goodman is an editorial board member of the American Journal of Arts Management and a former Treasurer of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation. She was previously Executive Vice President for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and served as Chair of the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council for the Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.
Scholar and curator at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium
Julien VolperScholar and curator at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium
Julien Volper est titulaire d’un doctorat en histoire de l’art obtenu à l’Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. Il exerce la profession de conservateur en charge des collections ethnographiques au Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale (Tervuren, Belgique). Il est également maître de conférences en histoire des arts de l’Afrique à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles. Membre du comité de rédaction de la revue Afrique : Archéologie & Arts et expert CITES, il a également été le commissaire de plusieurs expositions. Il est l’auteur d’une soixantaine d’articles et d’ouvrages touchant notamment à l’histoire, à l’art et aux religions du Congo ancien.
International Relations Specialist, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonia
Kai KiivInternational Relations Specialist, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Estonia
Kai Kiiv is a graduate of the cultural management master’s programme (2010) of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre having previously obtained her bachelor’s degree in violin (1997) and worked in the Symphony Orchestra of the Estonian National Opera for twelve years. In 2017 she obtained her second master’s degree in international relations at Tallinn University.
Since 2008, Kai has been working at EAMT in the international relations office managing all the master classes that take place at EAMT, coordinating such EU scholarship programmes as DoRa+ and to the internationalization aimed activities of the EMTASTRA programme, and organizing the auditions for the European Union Youth Orchestra and World Youth Choir.
Chief Coordinator of the Department of Musicology, Music Pedagogy and Cultural Management, Head of Cultural Management Studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lecturer, Estonia
Kaari Kiitsak-PrikkChief Coordinator of the Department of Musicology, Music Pedagogy and Cultural Management, Head of Cultural Management Studies at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Lecturer, Estonia
Graduate of Estonian Business Shool PhD programme (department of management) focussing on management and governance of public cultural organisations. Graduate of the Cultural Management MA programme of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Previous education on Stage management, cultural management, arts projects management, counselling and entrepreneurial mindset training.
Kaari Kiitsak-Prikk has been coordinating and developing the cultural management curricula. She has developed cultural entrepreneurship module for music students and international career and entrepreneurship web-platform for arts students. She has almost 10 years of experience in teaching in higher education institutions and managing international projects for curricula development, life-long learning trainings, publications, events etc. Currently, she is teaching the basics of cultural legislation, career planning”, project management and entrepreneurial skillset. She is a guest lecturer for "Project Management" at Estonian Business School, at Estonian Academy of Arts and University of Tartu. Kaari also provides career counselling and thesis supervision for music students.
Her research focuses on public cultural sector; changing institutional setting; values and practicies of cultural management; cultural policy and governance; societal impact of arts; and societal engagement of higher education institutions. Also, she is interested in the research and practice of entrepreneurial training in higher arts education; career planning, mentorhip programmes and professional coaching.
She is a member of Curricula Advisory Board of CM programme in EAMT and a member of Society of Estonian Career Counsellors. In free time, Kaari is involved in the small family enterprise providing motocross trainings for kids.
Professor, Center for Advanced Studies in Integrated Conservation, Australia
Karla Nunes PennaProfessor, Center for Advanced Studies in Integrated Conservation, Australia
Karla Nunes Penna is an architect, cultural heritage manager and educator with a Ph.D. in Education and Anthropology at Murdoch University in Australia. Her academic work is focused on enabling effective and innovative curriculum design, critical and creative pedagogic methodologies, constructive learning environments and contextualized delivery practices, to improve the performance of training courses for cultural and education professionals. As a practitioner, for 26 years she has been working in developing people-centred and culture-based strategic mechanisms in 14 different countries. Her work is embodied in human rights, decolonisation, social justice and participatory practices, and education for political freedom. Although she lives in Australia, she is a professor at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Integrated Conservation – CECI in Brazil, teaching classes in partially online mode. Her work invokes learning innovation, embedded in humanizing pedagogical approaches such as critical pedagogy, education for sustainability and transformative education. In parallel, Karla has collaborated with sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage in Latin America, supporting local teams and universities in designing and implementing cultural heritage education. She also works in Rio Tinto, focused on meaningful engagement with Aboriginal Peoples in Western Australia and on designing cultural heritage management policies to promote participatory governance and shared management.
Member of the Flemish Parliament and the Belgian Senate. Professor at the department of Media Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Katia SegersMember of the Flemish Parliament and the Belgian Senate. Professor at the department of Media Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Katia Segers is a professor at the department of Media Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her research and publications focus on media literacy and on media and cultural policy matters. She also is president of The Brussels Arts Platform of the VUB, RITCS and Royal Conservatory, the platform that facilitates the PhD’s in the arts.
On May 25, 2014 she was elected as Member of the Flemish Parliament and the Belgian Senate. In 2019 she was reelected. Before, she was the president of the Flemish Regulator for the Media, president of the Advisory Board to the Minister of Cultural Policy, vice-president of the Commission Cultural Treaty between Flanders and the Netherlands, and a member of the board of the Flemish Opera House and Ballet and the Flemish Expert Commission for Governmental Communication of the Flemish Parliament.
Assistant Professor & Program Director, Drexel University, United States
Laura-Edythe ColemanAssistant Professor & Program Director, Drexel University, United States
Dr. Laura-Edythe Coleman is an American researcher and culture leader who bridges the fields of library science and museum studies to further our understanding of cultural institutions in society. She earned her Ph.D. in Information Science with a focus on Museum Informatics from Florida State University. Dr. Coleman is Assistant Professor and Director of the Arts Administration & Museum Leadership Graduate Online Program at Drexel University. She previously held posts as lecturer for Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Information Science, Florida State University. Her areas of research and teaching include information architecture, knowledge management, museum studies, cultural heritage informatics, social justice and inclusion, research methods, collections management, and digital curation. As a forward- thinking interdisciplinary researcher, she performs quantitative and qualitative studies, and frequently forms research partnerships outside the museum and library fields. Dr. Coleman is a Fulbright Specialist in Library & Information Science. She is the Associate Editor of Research & Practice for Wiley’s Curator: The Museum Journal. Dr. Coleman is author of the book, Understanding and Implementing Inclusion in Museums.
Teaching Assistant and PhD Student at the University of Kentucky, United States
Leah HamiltonTeaching Assistant and PhD Student at the University of Kentucky, United States
Leah Hamilton is an educator, researcher, and PhD student in Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky. Her thesis, Arts Facility Emergency Preparedness in the State of Missouri, was awarded the Top Thesis Award and Academic Excellence Award by Drexel University (USA) in 2016. Since then, she has dedicated her research to arts emergency preparedness, including presenting her research, teaching and management models at the International Conference on Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts (2016), the European Network for Cultural Management and Policy Conference (2018), and the Association of Arts Administration Educators (2019, 2020). Prior positions include Instructor/Director of Arts Administration at Drury University (USA) and Executive Director of the leading arts agency in Southwest Missouri, the Springfield Regional Arts Council. Hamilton is a member of the Arts Administration Educators Association (AAAE) and Americans for the Arts. She is a contributing writer for the Kulturmanagement Network. In addition to her Master of Science degree at Drexel University (USA), Hamilton holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a Bachelor in Music from the University of Kansas (USA). Hamilton is a former Ambassadorial Scholar for the International Rotary Foundation, and was a founding singer of the professional chamber ensemble, Octarium.
Head of Center for Arts Management at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Leticia LabaronneHead of Center for Arts Management at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Leticia Labaronne, PhD, is a tenured Senior Lecturer and Researcher as well as the Head of the Center for Arts Management at the School of Management and Law, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences. She is also the Director of the executive Masterprogrammes in Arts Management as well as in Fundraising Management. Before joining academia, Labaronne held artistic and managerial functions in diverse performing arts organizations for over 10 years. Labaronne is part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cultural Management and Cultural Policy as well as the International Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society. She is a member of the Advisory Board of ENCATC for the period 2022-2023. For more information, see www.zhaw.ch/=lael
Advisory Board President, Future for Religious Heritage, Belgium
Lilian GrootswagersAdvisory Board President, Future for Religious Heritage, Belgium
Lilian Grootswagers is the owner of Erfgoed.nu, she advises governmental institutions, cooperations and private owners in heritage-related issues. She is the author and co-author of multiple publications in the field of heritage. As one of the five Founding members of FRH, she was a council member from 2011-2020. She was the representative of FRH in the structured dialogue between the European Commission and the cultural sector during the EYCH2018. Since its foundation in 2019, she represents FRH in the European Commission Cultural Heritage Group. She is a member of the European Heritage Alliance founded in 2011. She was Vice-chair of Task Force Toekomst Kerkgebouwen, a national and independent citizen’s movement in the Netherlands aiming to re-establish religious buildings as living elements of the urban and rural landscape and communities.
Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels, Belgium
Liliana TuroiuDirector of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Liliana ȚUROIU is currently an associate professor at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, with a career of over 20 years in the field of visual art and artistic education. In 2017, she became the first woman president of the Romanian Cultural Institute. During this mandate, she was responsible with the strategy, coordination and implementation of some of the most important cultural diplomacy projects Romania has abroad in the recent period, including the International Arts Festival Europalia Romania 2019-2020, the RCI cultural events included in the France-Romania Season 2018-2019, as well as a series of large-scale cultural projects dedicated to the Centenary of Romania on three continents, in 2018. She is a member of ENCATC, the Brussels University Foundation, CIF London - the International Council and also member in the Scientific Council of Sapienza Foundation. Before becoming a voice in the field of cultural diplomacy, Liliana Țuroiu was known as a successful entrepreneur and fashion designer focused on cross-border cultural dialogue and the research of different European traditions and crafts. Professor Liliana Țuroiu was nominated, in 2019, as Romanian General Coordinator for the EUROPALIA Romania Arts Festival and its exhibition dedicated to Constantin Brâncuși, hosted by BOZAR. She is a strong believer in the key role played by cultural diplomacy and the creative industries in the international community. Dr. Liliana Țuroiu gave keynote speeches at the NATO International Conference held at Egmont Palace, in February 2020, at the Annual Meeting of Romanian Diplomacy (RADR) in 2017 and 2018, at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, in 2018, and in many other academic events from different countries, focusing especially on the relationship between the contemporary art and diplomacy. She was decorated, in 2019, as Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
Coordinator of the EU project CHARTER, Professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain
Lluís BonetCoordinator of the EU project CHARTER, Professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain
Lluís Bonet is 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, Eramus+, 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').
UNESCO Representative to the European Union and Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels
Louise HaxthausenUNESCO Representative to the European Union and Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels
Louise Haxthausen (Denmark) joined UNESCO in 1993, as Associate Expert in the Human Rights Division at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris). She has worked on conflict and crisis response at country-level in Afghanistan and in Palestine; and most recently as Director of the UNESCO Office for Iraq. At UNESCO HQ, she has acted as Focal Point for the Middle East in the Office of the Director-General; as Senior Coordinator, Crisis Response in the Arab World, Bureau of Field Coordination; and as Senior Coordinator, Crisis and Transition Response, in the Office of the UNESCO Director-General. She has an academic background in political science and international public law.
Associate Professor at University of Macerata, Italy
Mara CerquettiAssociate Professor at University of Macerata, Italy
Mara Cerquetti is Associate professor in Management at the Department of Education, Cultural Heritage and Tourism of the University of Macerata. At the same University, she teaches Management and Organization of Cultural Institutions, Cultural Marketing and Tourism and Heritage Management. Her research and publications focus on: cultural management and policy; cultural heritage value, value creation and measurement; cultural marketing; museum visitor studies; museum management; sustainable tourism; the links between cultural heritage and made in Italy.
She has been a member of the Scientific Committee and Editorial Board of the Journal “Il Capitale Culturale. Studies on the Value of Cultural Heritage” since 2010, the Teaching Body of the PhD Programme in Global Studies. Justice, Rights, Politics of the University of Macerata since 2020 and the Board of Directors EUM – Edizioni Università di Macerata (2022-2024). She is also a member of ENCATC, the European cultural management and policy network, and of the Advisory Board of the “European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy”.
Researcher and lecturer at HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, Finland and AMU University of Poznan, Poland
Marcin PoprawskiResearcher and lecturer at HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, Finland and AMU University of Poznan, Poland
Dr Marcin Poprawski works at HUMAK University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and at the AMU University of Poznan (Poland) in the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies. The territory of his research, publishing and teaching activities belong to the shared land of cultural management, cultural policies, sustainability values, festivals, local cultural ecosystems, organisational cultures of arts, heritage and creative organisations, audience engagement and aesthetics. He is coordinating COSM (Culture, Organisation and Sustainability Management, www.cosm.humak.fi) a set of courses offered by Humak University to Finnish and international MA students of Cultural Management and related studies. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR), a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Cultural Management and Cultural Policy (Fachverband Kulturmanagement, Germany), the member of the EECN European Expert Network on Culture and an Expert of the Association of Polish Cities. He was twice elected Vice-president of ENCATC. He is director of the AMU Audience Development Postgraduate Diploma and director of the AMU ROK Culture Observatory research centre in Poznan.
Consultant at the Goethe Institut, Germany
Marguerite RumpfConsultant at the Goethe Institut, Germany
Dr. Marguerite Rumpf is a consultant in the Education and Discourses Department of the Cultural Division of the Goethe-Institut (The Goethe-Institut is the globally active cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany). Since 2017 project manager of the master's programme "Arts & Cultural Management" in the field of education and discourse of the cultural department of the Goethe-Institut, Munich (www.goethe.de/MACUMA) and 2020 to 2021 project manager of the project "Cultural Management in the Digital Age" (www.goethe.de/CMdigital). Previously: Research assistant in the project WM³ Weiterbildung Mittelhessen at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen and at the Technical University of Central Hesse. Also administrative assistant/coordinator of the university didactics programme at Justus Liebig University Giessen and research assistant in the projects WM3 Weiterbildung Mittelhessen and Lehrinnovationsfond/ Lehrinnovationswerkstatt at the Zentrum f. fremdsprachliche und berufsfeldorientierte Kompetenzen (ZfbK) at Justus Liebig University Giessen. In addition, lecturer at various universities on the subject of cultural studies and cultural management. Her main topics are: Cultural Management in the Digital Age, cooperative working in digital worlds and university cooperation.
Coordinating Professor, Escola Superior de Educação Politécnico, Porto, Portugal
Maria de Fátima LambertCoordinating Professor, Escola Superior de Educação Politécnico, Porto, Portugal
A PhD in Contemporary Philosophy and Aesthetics, Maria de Fátima Lambert has been a full professor at the School of Education [ESE]-Polytechnic Porto since 2000. Currently, she is the Director of the Heritage Managment Degree and the Director of the Master of Philosophy - Heritage, Arts and Cultural Tourism at the same university. For many years, she has been a Member and Director of the Scientific Board of INED - Research Center of ESE-Polytechnic Porto, a Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of History of Art [IHA] – Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and the coordinator of various research projects. She is part of the scientific committee of multiple academic journals in Portugal, Spain and Brazil, and she also regularly participates as Keynote Speaker in scientific/cultural events. Finally, she is a peer reviewer and author of several books and texts in scientific journals, and she is a Supervisor of Master's, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Degrees. Next to her academic career, she has been an Independent curator since 1994, programming Brazilian and Portuguese artists.
Policy Officer DG EAC, European Commission
Mariachiara EspositoPolicy Officer DG EAC, European Commission
With a background in European policies, social sciences and humanities, and an extensive work experience on cultural policies at European level, since 2020 working as Seconded National Expert at the Cultural Policy Unit of the European Commission, DG EAC, in charge of cultural heritage, research and innovation and the cultural dimension of sustainable development.
Main responsibilities and roles include leader of the member states’ Open Method Coordination (OMC) group of experts on Culture and Sustainable Development; coordinator of culture and cultural heritage research topics in Horizon Europe’s Cluster 2 “Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society”; policy manager of the CHARTER Project on a sectoral skills alliance for cultural heritage.
Previous expertise range from science advice to policy on culture and cultural heritage, interregional cultural cooperation and participatory governance of culture in regional and European programmes and partnerships, as well as training and support to regional administrators, researchers and cultural professionals in building European consortia under EU funded calls for culture and cultural heritage.
Previous roles: Cultural Advisor on culture and research at European level for the regional government of Tuscany; Scientific Coordinator for Humanities at Science Europe; President’s Spokesperson at the European Economic and Social Committee.
Post-doctoral researcher at the University Côte d'Azur, France
Matina MagkouPost-doctoral researcher at the University Côte d'Azur, France
Matina Magkou is a post-doc researcher at the SIC.Lab Méditerranée of the University Côte d’Azur in France [Creative Hubs 3.0 et Tiers Lieux Culturels, 2021-2023, ANR-15-IDEX-01, UCA-JEDI]. She holds a PhD in Leisure, Communication and Culture from the University of Deusto in Spain. Her current research focuses on cultural and creative industries, cultural relations and cultural policies. She has worked for festivals and theater productions and continues collaborating as a cultural manager and consultant with cultural networks and organisations evaluating projects, facilitating learning processes and project managing complex projects. She continues working as a cultural manager and consultant as well as with cultural networks and organisations evaluating projects, facilitating learning processes and project managing complex projects. Recent collaborations include the Goethe Institute, the Bodossaki Foundation and cultural networks such as EUNIC, ENCATC, In Situ and Eurozine.
Head of department of Theatre management at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Theatre Faculty, Czech Republic
Michal LázňovskýHead of department of Theatre management at Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Theatre Faculty, Czech Republic
Prof. Emerita, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Milena Dragićević-ŠešićProf. Emerita, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Milena Dragićević Šešić, prof. emerita, former President of University of Arts, Belgrade, founder of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation, professor of Cultural Policy & Management, Cultural studies, Media studies. Diplomas: D.E.A. Paris-VIII 1977, Mag. University of Arts Belgrade (1981), and Ph.D. in literature and communication University of Belgrade (1990). Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques (French Ministry of Education) 2002. ENCATC Fellowship Laureate 2019. University of Arts Laureate in 2004 & 2019. Guest Lecturer at numerous world universities. Published 20 books and more than 200 essays: Vers les nouvelles politiques culturelles; Art management in turbulent times: adaptable quality management; Intercultural mediation in the Balkans (both with S. Dragojevic); Culture: management, animation, marketing; Neofolk culture; Art and alternative… Translated in 17 languages. Expert for UNESCO, European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe. Realized 50 projects & programmes in cultural policy and management (Europe, India, Cambodia, Arab countries, Central Asia).
Policy officer at the European Commission
Monica UrianPolicy officer at the European Commission
Monica Urian is the policy officer at the European Commission – Directorate General Education and Culture – working on international cultural relations, cultural heritage, architecture and audience development.
She was previously the programme manager in the same EU institution responsible for the ‘audience development’ priority within the Creative Europe Programme – Culture. In addition, Monica was in charge of the EU Prize for contemporary architecture / Mies van der Rohe award, the EU Prize for cultural heritage / Europa Nostra award, the European Border Breakers Awards and the EU Prize for contemporary literature, as well as the European Heritage Days, a joint action with the Council of Europe.
Before joining the European Commission, Monica worked in the private and public sector in Belgium, France, Portugal and the USA. She graduated in international economic relations and European studies from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj Napoca, Romania, as well as at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
Researcher and project manager at Prokultura - Observatory of Cultural policies, Croatia
Nansi IvaniševićResearcher and project manager at Prokultura - Observatory of Cultural policies, Croatia
Nansi Ivanišević, Ph.D., Born 1957, Split, Croatia. Former Minister of Education and Sport and Special Envoy of the President of RC in OIF. Graduated (1981) from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Arts and Letters. In 1999 obtained a Masters Degree in Management of Cultural Projects at the Institute of Political Studies and Observatory of Cultural Policies, Grenoble, France and the doctor´s degree in Culture and Tourism at the University of Zadar, Croatia. Founding member of AF de Split, founder and president of the NGO Prokultura - Observatory of cultural policies – Split. From 2000 to 2020 held various positions in the Public Administration: she was the Head of the Education, Culture, Sport in the deconcentrated bodies, lecturer and cultural policy researcher in the field of Communication Sciences, specialised in Cultural Policy and Education. As author she realized numerous projects, wrote and edited several scientific papers and reviews as well as scientific book Broken mirror; decentralization of cultural policies in the Croatian way.
Conservation architecht at Public Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for the Protection of Cultural Heritage – IPCHS
Nataša ÜlenConservation architecht at Public Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for the Protection of Cultural Heritage – IPCHS
She graduated in 2008, and in 2009 she obtained her master's degree at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Ljubljana. During her studies, she did a student exchange at Universität Karlsruhe (TH) Fridericiana, Germany. After graduation, she got a job in a small project office, and in 2009 she gained the status of an independent cultural creator in the field of architecture and worked as freelancer with several architectural offices. In 2011, she passed the professional exam in architectural planning, and in 2019 in the field of municipal spatial planning, and is an authorized architect. In 2013, she started working at a private secondary technical school and at independent higher education school; since 2014, she has also been habilitated as a lecturer, and since 2017 as a senior lecturer. That year, she also completed pedagogical and andragogic training at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana. She teaches the independent subject Cultural Heritage and Bioclimatic Planning. Between 2016 and 2018, she was employed as a senior consultant in the municipal administration, and since 2019 she has been employed at the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia as a conservator - architect. As a hobby, she is involved in presenting cultural heritage to younger elementary school students as part of cultural days, she designs exhibitions and is engaged in researching architectural heritage and stencil paintings.
Assistant for the Master in Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp, Belgium
Nathalie VerbovenAssistant for the Master in Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp, Belgium
Nathalie Verboven obtained a Master in History and a Master in Cultural Management from the University of Antwerp. Since her graduation she has been involved in various studies of competence center. Verboven has been working as an assistant for the Master in Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp since 2019.
Associate Dean of Research & Planning, Drexel University, United States
Neville VakhariaAssociate Dean of Research & Planning, Drexel University, United States
Neville Vakharia is an Associate Dean of Research & Planning and Associate Professor of Arts Administration & Museum Leadership program, teaching courses in management, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship while undertaking research and development projects that seek to strengthen the arts, cultural, and creative sector. His research centers on the role that knowledge management, technology, and innovation play in building sustainable, resilient, and relevant organizations and communities. His work has been published internationally and he has developed new tools and resources to benefit the cultural and social sectors. Prior to Drexel, Neville was the director of the Cultural Data Project at The Pew Charitable Trusts (now SMU DataArts), where he oversaw the program’s strategic direction, operations, and growth from a start-up enterprise to national organization. Prior to Pew, Neville was Director of Technology Services and Programs for the Arts & Business Council for Greater Philadelphia, where he developed and launched programs to support the technological capacity of the region’s cultural sector. He served as Director of Marketing for the Prince Music Theater, overseeing all audience development and branding strategies, and for 12 years he was the founder and co-producer of the ArtsFest Film Festival. Neville also has more than 10 years of experience in the corporate sector, working in new product development, marketing, and global product management for W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., manufacturer of GORE-TEX products. Neville holds two international patents and has developed several new products and technologies. He earned both his bachelor of science degree in materials engineering and his master of science in arts administration from Drexel University where he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science. He is the co-editor of Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts and serves on the board of several creative, start-up, and social enterprises.
Associate Lecturer and E-lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
Nuria CortesAssociate Lecturer and E-lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom
Nuria Cortes holds a BSc in Business Management and Administration from the University of Navarre, Spain. After her degree studies, she achieved an International Commerce Graduate Course for the Chamber of Commerce of Navarre, Spain. She also obtained her MA. in Leisure Management Projects (culture, sport, tourism, and recreation) at the Institute of Leisure Studies of the University of Deusto-Bilbao where, in 2016, read her Ph.D. in Leisure and Human Development. Her Ph.D. research project studied the different methodologies for measuring and assessing both quantitative and qualitative impacts of major leisure events (culture, sport, and tourism). An extensive bibliographical revision of impact measurement methodologies was carried out and the study was based on a variety of case studies at international levels. Her doctoral journey also included a doctorate stay at the ICCE of Goldsmith, London. From a professional perspective, she has a vast experience working as a Lecturer at Goldsmith, University of London as well as at the University of Deusto-Bilbao. She taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the fields of business, leisure, tourism, and cultural policy. Furthermore, she has been in charge of the organisation and coordination of several field trip projects. Moreover, she have working in research and consultancy projects about leisure, cultural and creative industries and cultural policy at the World Leisure Organisation, and 3Walks Consultancy. In addition to her academic experience, Nuria has an extended experience of organising events, including a range of cultural events. She was Head of events at Dock-Bilbao, a hub belonging to a council building BFF: the first urban ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship located in Bilbao. There, she has managed an integral production of corporate events, workshops, talks, meetings, exhibitions, and networks being one of the promoters of an initiative for networking to entrepreneurs called Speed Meeting. Her research interests include the measurement of qualitative and quantitative impacts/outcomes of the major events, tourism, urban regenerations, and city transformation from a glocal perspective of development projects.
RDI Specialist, LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Olga BogdanovaRDI Specialist, LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Olga works as an RDI Specialist at LAB University of Applied Sciences. She has an MS degree in Management and Economics, an MBA degree in International Business Management, and is currently working on her Ph.D. Olga has a diverse background with substantial experience in business and midway in academia. Currently, she is a project manager representing the lead partner of the EDUCRO project – EDU-Creating Customer value through Cross-Border Cooperation. The project involved cooperation between educational institutions and culture and tourism companies in Finland and Russia. Her duties also include developing and managing other international RDI projects.
Research Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Paul RuttenResearch Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Paul Rutten is research professor at Creating 010 Research Centre of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. His research field is creative industries, digitalisation and innovation. He has a track record in academic research as well as more practice oriented and policy research. The ‘Monitor Creative Industries’ (formerly known as the ‘Cross Medial Monitor’, is a long running project (from 2006) mapping the creative industries and the ICT sector in the Netherlands. Rutten was formerly employed by Radboud University Nijmegen, TNO Strategy and Policy, INHOLLAND University of Applied Sciences, Leiden University and Antwerp University. Currently he is member of the advisory board of CLICKNL, the Dutch consortium for research and innovation of the Dutch Creative Industries sector and works for the Innovation Labs - Cultural and Creative Sector, supported by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
Principal lecturer at Humak University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Pekka VartiainenPrincipal lecturer at Humak University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Pekka Vartiainen is a principal lecturer in the department of cultural management at Humak University of Applied Sciences in Finland, and docent in comparative literature at Helsinki University. His publications include books on cultural management, literary history, and literary production. Research in multidisciplinary areas, cultural heritage and sustainability, festival management, and international networking are his main areas of interests. He is also a co-founder of creative writing degree programme at Turku University and children's literature festival in Finland.
Partnership Journal Development Manager at Frontiers, United Kingdom
Rebecca SmithPartnership Journal Development Manager at Frontiers, United Kingdom
Rebecca has a PhD in Marine Sciences and works in scholarly publishing at Frontiers. She started her publishing career launching new journals and is now a Journal Development Manager for society owned titles.
Director of the Performing Arts Administration Programme, New York University, United States, and ENCATC Vice-President
Richard G. MaloneyDirector of the Performing Arts Administration Programme, New York University, United States, and ENCATC Vice-President
Richard G Maloney, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Performing Arts Administration graduate program at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and an Affiliated Faculty member of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University (USA). He teaches courses in performing arts management, cultural and creative industries, and cultural policy.
Dr. Maloney’s research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and published by the Brookings Institution and the Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. His primary research interest is exploring why and how small and midsize municipalities pursue cultural economic development as an urban regeneration strategy. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the journal “Cultural Management: Science and Education.”
Currently, Dr. Maloney is Secretary of the board of directors of ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education. He is a member of the jury for the ENCATC Research Award, given annually to the best dissertation in the field of cultural management and policy. He also serves on the board of directors of the arts advocacy organization Mass Creative, where he is co-chair of the Arts Policy working group. Previously, Maloney served six years on the board of directors of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE).
Associate Dean/Associate Professor, MacEwan University, Canada
Rose GintherAssociate Dean/Associate Professor, MacEwan University, Canada
Rose Ginther BA, MA Rose Ginther is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications at MacEwan University in Edmonton. After a successful and fulfilling career in arts management, Rose has also had a long career as a university professor, with almost 30 years of teaching. Her commitment to teaching excellence was rewarded with MacEwan’s Distinguished Teaching Award in February, 2002 and again in 2015. Over the years, Rose’s research interests have focused on arts and cultural organizations and their ability to fulfill their organizational capacity; the ways in which technology has impacted the sector; the importance of experiential learning in university education and; most recently, the establishment of the MacEwan university record label, Bent River Records. Associate Dean for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications since January 2018, Rose was recently reappointed for another three years. In this position, Rose plays a key role in more closely connecting the university with its diverse communities and working with students and faculty in all programs to help them achieve their aims.
Associate Professor, Soai University, Japan
Seiko ShimuraAssociate Professor, Soai University, Japan
Seiko Shimura received a B.A. in musicology from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1999 and a PhD in design from Kyushu University in 2014, then served as a post-doctoral fellow at Graduate School of Kyushu University until 2015, followed as a research associate at Cultural Policy Program of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo until 2017. Her doctoral dissertation was published by Kyushu University Press in 2017 as “Theory of Performing Arts Management : Aiming at Co-creation with Audience”. She is currently working as an associate professor at Soai University. Her current research projects include traditional performing arts conservation and promotion, and arts management education. In recent years, she serves as a member of the expert committee at the Osaka Arts Council, a board member of Japan Arts Management Association, and a member of the executive committee of Fukuoka Early Music Festival. She also served as the director of the Traditional Performing Arts Coordinator Development Program subsidised by the Agency for Cultural Affairs from 2019 to 2021.
Lecturer at Benue State University Makurdi, Nigeria
Shadrach Teryila UkumaLecturer at Benue State University Makurdi, Nigeria
Shadrach Teryila Ukuma holds a PhD in Cultural Studies with a bias in Performance and Sustainability. His interdisciplinary thesis entitled "Cultural Performances: A Study on Managing Collective Trauma amongst Displaced Persons in Daudu, Benue State, Nigeria" (published by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers) focused on the utilitarian role of cultural performances in helping traumatized displaced persons to generate positive energies enabling them to attain emotional growth and psychological integration, including social skills with which they imagine and work towards a better future.
Shadrach has been teaching Theatre and Cultural Studies at Benue State University, Nigeria since 2013. He won the Rheinholdt Würth Foundation Global South Postdoctoral Fellow in Cultural Management and taught International Cultural Management to Master’s students at the Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, Campus Künzelsau, Germany, in the Winter Semester of 2021. He has also given invited lectures to postgraduate students in the University of Warwick, UK, Universities of Bielefeld and Hildesheim in Germany. His research interests include Cultural Performance Aesthetics, Transculturality, Cultural Management, Cultural Sustainability, and Creative Peacebuilding. Dr. Ukuma has also been serving as the Director of the Kyegh Sha Shwa Cultural Festival (www.kyeghshashwa.org) which he co-founded since 2015.
International analyst, Researcher and Project Manager in culture and science, France
Solène MariéInternational analyst, Researcher and Project Manager in culture and science, France
Solène Marié is an Analyst, Researcher and Project Manager focusing on international policy and projects in the arts and humanities. She is currently Head of International Cooperation for Humanities and Social Sciences at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). She manages the team in charge of the implementation of the organisation’s international policy for HSS, its cooperation and mobility programmes as well as its network of 31 research centres abroad. She holds a PhD in International Relations and Political Science from the universities of Brasília (Brazil) and Paris 8 (France). Her thesis focuses on cultural networks in the Brazil-Uruguay and France-Germany borderlands and received ENCATC’s 2021 research award. Previously, she worked in cultural policy and international cultural projects in France, the United Kingdom and Argentina. She has held positions at Arts Council England, worked in the production teams of international circus and theatre events within the London 2012 cultural Olympiad and taken part in the production of many international projects at the crossroads of culture, human rights and migration.
Researcher/Lecturer at the Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Susanne ÅdahlResearcher/Lecturer at the Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Susanne Ådahl (Ph.D., postdoc, Social Anthropology, University of Helsinki) is currently working as a researcher on cultural heritage issues in a Horizon 2020 funded project in Arcada University of Applied Sciences. Her particular role in the ReInherit projects is to conduct primary research on cultural heritage professionals. Additional areas of interest in the field of cultural heritage management are in community involvement and living intangible cultural heritage. She has previous work experience of working as a researcher at the Helinä Rautavaara Ethnographic Museum in Espoo, Finland. At Arcada she also works as a lecturer in Media Management, Service Design and Cultural Heritage issues. Susanne also has training in Design Management/Service Design from the University of Lapland (2019) and is passionate about conducting research and using ethnographic methods and mindset to create services that people truly need and that help them improve their lives. Strategy work and negotiation skills, active and empathetic listening are areas of interest in relation to development work. She received training in constructive and empathetic listening for mental health work 2018-2021. She has experience of facilitating service design and strategy workshops, as well as providing strategy consultancy services to non-profit organisations.
Director of Community Learning and Experience at The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space
Terron BannerDirector of Community Learning and Experience at The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space
Dr. Terron Banner received his Ph.D in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy from The Ohio State University. As an artist, he advocates for open access, just resource allocation, and culturally relevant decisions made in the arts administration and arts management process. As an educator, he supports culturally responsive teaching that accounts for the lived experiences of students and as a researcher he seeks to encourage more education reform discussions that are grounded in issues covering cultural diversity and socioeconomics.
Senior publisher at Routledge, UK
Terry ClagueSenior publisher at Routledge, UK
Terry Clague’s publishing career at Routledge has included responsibilities across the humanities and social sciences. With overall responsibility for the global business, economics & law editorial teams, his commissioning currently focuses primarily on interdisciplinary areas, including the creative and cultural industries and research impact.
Deputy Director – VET, Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Tetiana BiletskaDeputy Director – VET, Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Tetiana is a Ukrainian currently residing in Dresden, Germany due to the full-scale war broken by the Russian Federation against her country on 24 February 2022. She has over 20 years of general professional post-graduate experience in project management and consultancy for cultural, educational, and humanitarian organisations and projects. She has worked in numerous senior management and policy development positions in Ukraine, including for the Ministries of Culture and Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. She has also worked for the multi-partner projects funded by the EU/Council of Europe focused on reforms and capacity building – the CoE-EU Kyiv Initiative regional programme for tourism, cinema, and heritage, Eastern Partnership Culture Programme I (2011-2015), and Association4U: Support to the Implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement Project. Since June 2019, she has been providing leadership for the team of experts supporting the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in planning and implementation of the reforms of vocational education and training and public administration within the multi-donor Ukraine Reforms Architecture project. She has been an ENCATC member since 2013. She has been also involved in the research activities of More Europe – external cultural relations/Cultural Diplomacy/Relations Platform since 2015. Special areas of her recent professional interests embrace skills development within the LLL, socio-cultural integration of migrants, and international cultural relations.
Assistant Professor of Arts Management at Ohio State University, United States
Tiffany BourgeoisAssistant Professor of Arts Management at Ohio State University, United States
Tiffany Bourgeois returns to the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy as an Assistant Professor of Arts Management. Bourgeois earned both her PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy and master’s degree in Arts Policy and Administration at Ohio State University. She most recently served as Audience Development Director of the Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas, and as Adjunct Professor for the University of Houston-Downtown. Her scholarly work examines the relationship between sports mega-events, cultural organizations, cultural outcomes, and changes in perception. Bourgeois’ recent publications can be found in Place Branding and Public Diplomacy and the American Journal of Arts Management.
H.E. Ambassador, Executive Director, Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Toru MorikawaH.E. Ambassador, Executive Director, Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Ambassador MORIKAWA Toru (Japan) joined the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) as its 8th Executive Director in August 2020. ASEF’s leadership alternates between Asia and Europe every four years. Ambassador MORIKAWA is a seasoned career diplomat bringing decades of experience and expertise to ASEF. His previous postings include serving as Minister, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Japan in Iran; and Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in France where he was in charge of various cultural exchange initiatives. He has also worked in the areas of Media and Regional Economic Cooperation and has experience in cultivating and enhancing partnerships for projects with different organisations including the private sector. Ambassador MORIKAWA received his Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Tokyo. He is fluent in Japanese, French, and English. He is married with two children.
Head of Culture at Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Valentina RiccardiHead of Culture at Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Valentina Riccardi is Head of Culture at the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), since 2021. With over 19 years’ experience in the arts and cultural sector in Asian and European contexts, she leads the team in the overall strategy of its programmes in culture. She has extensive experience in developing complex projects and partnerships in the field of cultural diplomacy and international cultural relations. Valentina holds a BA in Political Sciences from the University of Rome, La Sapienza. She obtained her MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Singapore.
Adjunct Professor and Research staff, Link Campus University, Italy
Valentina VolpiAdjunct Professor and Research staff, Link Campus University, Italy
She is adjunct professor in ‘Social Innovation and Transformation Design’ at the Master's Degree in ‘Technologies, Codes and Communication’ at Link Campus University, where she also manages some learning labs about Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and on the ideation and presentation of social businesses. Moreover, she teaches Social engagement and Service design at the Master in 'Service Innovation and Digital Transformation'. She applies with students methodologies based on collaboration, learning by doing and project-based learning. Since 2014, Valentina has been conducting research activities at Link Campus University in funded research projects and she has been promoting social innovation initiatives connecting the university with the surroundings. She is the scientific coordinator on behalf of Link Campus University of the Open Factory (Europeaid) and the O-City (Erasmus+) capacity building projects, co-funded by the EU, dealing with sustainable fashion and the orange economy. In the past she collaborated on research projects and activities on ICTs and Human-Centered Design with several research centers, including CATTID (Centre for the Applications of Television and Innovation Technologies in the Digital World) at Sapienza - University of Rome and DASIC (Digital Administration and Social Innovation Center) at Link Campus University. Her research topics are: Social Innovation, Human-Centered Design and Design Thinking, with a focus on Co-design, UX/Service Design, and Civic media and participation processes in cities and communities. She holds a Master’s Degree in ‘Publishing, Multimedia Communication and Journalism’ with a curriculum oriented on ‘Digital Communication’ (Sapienza - University of Rome) and an Academic Research Diploma in ‘Interaction Design’ (ISIA Rome Design).
Research Assistant at Drexel University, United States
Vanessa XieResearch Assistant at Drexel University, United States
Vanessa Xie is a Master's Candidate in Design Research at Drexel University. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, Marketing and Research from Penn State University.
Executive Director of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, Ukraine
Vladyslav BerkovskiExecutive Director of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, Ukraine
Vladyslav Berkovski – executive director of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, specialist in public policy in the field of cultural heritage protection, Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D. in History). He graduated from the National University "Ostroh Academy" (high education). He studied in graduate school at the Department of History of 16-18 centuries at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (MCSU) in Lublin, Poland (from 2001 to 2006). In February 2012 graduated from the National Academy for Public Administration of the President of Ukraine (specialty "Management of social development"). Vladyslav Berkovski headed the central state archives, work on the preservation and promotion of archival cultural heritage (from 2010 to 2021). Moreover, he is an author and curator of several dozen photo-documentary exhibitions at the national and international levels. He is the author of about 300 scientific works in the field of archival studies, editorial archeography, local lore and history, economic history of the 16th-17th centuries. In 2015, he was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Head of Unit for Cultural Policy, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Walter ZampieriHead of Unit for Cultural Policy, DG Education and Culture, European Commission
Walter Zampieri is the Head of Unit for Cultural Policy, DG Education and Culture, European Commission. Before taking up his current post, he was deputy head of the coordination unit and assistant to the Director General for education and culture; among his previous positions there is also the secretariat of the Social Protection Committee. Before joining the European Commission, Zampieri was Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida and Visiting Professor and Lecturer at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from The University of Connecticut and attended University of Padua, Italy.
President of TACPS and Professor at the National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan Province of China
WU Chieh-HsiangPresident of TACPS and Professor at the National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan Province of China
Dr. WU Chieh-Hsiang is Professor of the Department of Arts in the National Changhua University of Education of Taiwan Province of China. She earned her master and doctorate degrees of sociology and art history in Carl von Ossietzky Oldenburg, Germany. In 2013 and 2014, Dr. WU chaired Taiwan’s Association of the Visual Arts, a nationwide association for the rights and benefits of visual artists. Since 2021, Dr. WU chairs the Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies. In addition to her devotion to cultural policy, Dr. WU is an accredited essayist and art critic; her articles are published in various periodicals and platforms. Her recent research focuses on the culture of memory and art projects reflecting the unjust incidents in the past, as well as the interrelations between the state power and exhibiting institutions.
Founder of Caravan Cultura CreArt Agency and Consultancy, Belgium and The Netherlands
Yelena KharitonovaFounder of Caravan Cultura CreArt Agency and Consultancy, Belgium and The Netherlands
Yelena Kharitonova is ENCATC’s member and is a Founder of Caravan Cultura CreArt Agency and Consultancy, which is based in the Netherlands. She has been creating educational opportunities to for young designers for Annual Dutch Design Weeks. She is busy with different EU’s projects nowadays, such as European Spaces for Culture and The New European Bauhaus. She holds MA in Cultural Management, Policy and Education and MA in European Public Affairs from Maastricht University. Her recent interests include all aspects of EU International Cultural Relations. She believes that the way we, Europeans, are dealing with creativity and cultural diversity determines the level of the trust we build not only among ourselves, but also the rest of the World.
Policy and Project Officer at Global Cultural Relations, Belgium
Ziad ErraissPolicy and Project Officer at Global Cultural Relations, Belgium
Ziad Erraiss is a French Brussels-based young international cultural relations professional. Currently working as Policy and Project Officer for Global Cultural Relations (formerly known as More Europe- external cultural relations). He has a Master’s Degree in EU Law from the Université de Bordeaux, and a BSc in European Economics and Politics from Sciences Po Bordeaux. He also holds a Master's in Finance from the University of Bristol with a focus on Development and Behavioural economics. Prior to joining More Europe - external cultural relations, Ziad worked for the European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA), contributing notably to the elaboration of the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. To date, Ziad also carried out assignments for the Cultural Relations Platform and Voices of Culture notably – spoke at various international conferences and colloquium and now enjoys a solid network.