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')
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.
Florian Cramer is a reader (in Dutch: lector, in Canadian English: research chair, in non-UK English: practice-oriented research professor) in 21st Century Visual Culture at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands, an art and design school which is part of Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool Rotterdam).
He teaches, on a project basis, in as many departments of his school as possible, both on the B.A. level and in the different Masters programs of the Piet Zwart Institute (which is part of Willem de Kooning Academy).
Within the research department of my school, he is specialized in Autonomous Practices, one of the three B.A. graduation profiles. The Autonomous Practices curriculum and research projects are focused on DIY artist-run initiatives and self-organization as contemporary art.
He is currently co-supervising two research projects funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), respectively its applied-science branch SIA: Bridging art, design and technology through Critical Making and The Autonomous Fabric of Rotterdam. He is also also involved in the following two NWO/SIA-funded research projects: Maak Het Publiek and GAMPSISS.
He is a board member of De Player, a space for sound/performance art, PrintRoom, a space for artists’ books and DIY publishing and MONO, an intersectional club, bar and venue for public debates. Outside the Netherlands, he is on the academic advisory board for the arts magazine Neural and of APRJA, a peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by the media studies department of Aarhus University, Denmark.
prof. 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).
Dr. Karin Drda-Kühn, managing director of Kultur und Arbeit e.V. – Association Culture & Work, a German non-profit organization specialized in European research and application projects in heritage preservation, cultural tourism, and the creative industries. The association’s mission is in identifying emerging working fields for cultural workers and qualifies them accordingly.
Trained as an art historian and specialist in German studies, Karin worked for many years in the education sector (head of department in the Hessian Ministry of Education) and then decided to concentrate on cultural heritage preservation activities. For 20 years now, she has been leading preservation projects from the European cultural and religious heritage, whereby the connection to education and training is particularly important to her. Her current projects include among others HERITAGE-PRO, SKIVRE and LEARN-IP.
Karin strongly believes in the power of networking and prefers to carry out interdisciplinary tasks. During the last years she specialized in community building via economic networks in cultural tourism. She experienced that innovation and job creation mainly happen at the interfaces of disciplines, may it be culture and regional development or preservation of cultural heritage and energy efficiency.
In 2017 she was nominated as a member of the working group “Skills, Training and Knowledge Transfer: Traditional and Emerging Heritage” of European Commission General Directorate Education and Culture http://www.voiceofculture.eu/. 2015/16 she participated in the „Participatory Governance of Cultural Heritage Brainstorming Session“ and the “Structured Dialogue on Developing the Entrepreneurial and Innovation Potential of the Cultural and Creative Sectors” of EC DG Education and Culture.
Guided (EUvsVirus Initiative), winner of the hackhaton (Arts & Entertainment selection) of the European Innovation Council during the lockdown - COVID19
Paul Fabel is the initiator and co-founder of Guided, an online platform that enables personalized and interactive guided tours to heritage sites and museums. The team's aim: making culture accessible to everyone, opening cultural institutions to the public, and generating revenue for tour guides in times of crisis - and beyond. Their initiative won the "Arts and Entertainment" challenge of the #EUvsVirus pan-European hackathon in May 2020.
Paul Fabel is a cultural heritage professional active in the intersection of culture, the arts, and sustainable development. Currently, he is working as programme specialist for World Heritage at the German Commission for UNESCO, in Bonn, Germany. Prior to that, he was a Mercator-Fellow on International Affairs with the Mercator Foundation, the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, and the Federal Foreign Office, project manager at UNESCO in Paris, and research assistant for the UNESCO Chair on International Relations at Technical University Dresden.
He holds and MA in International Relations and a BA in Political Science.
Dr Ali FitzGibbon is a researcher in management, leadership and cultural labour within the arts and cultural industries. Her interests lie in transdisciplinary research in decision-making in the creative economy and the role of freelance artists. She is currently Subject Lead for Arts Management and Cultural Policy at Queen’s University Belfast. She has over 25 years’ experience as a producer and programmer in international arts, theatre and festivals. She is on the editorial board of the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy. Her research has been published in a number of academic journals. She regularly works as a policy and strategic advisor at city and regional government levels on cultural strategies, artform policy. Most recently, on a post-COVID-19 cultural recovery strategy for Northern Ireland. She is currently a Co-Investigator on two projects investigating the impact of COVID-19 on freelance arts workers variously in the UK, Ireland and Greece.
Selection coordinator, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission
Piero Luigi Fratini has joined to the European Commission (EACEA) more than ten years ago. He now coordinates the selection of projects to be funded under the Innovation Lab, an innovation-based pilot project created by the European Commission as part of the Creative Europe programme. With more than ten years of experience in financing international projects, Piero Luigi has a strong expertise on innovative business models, digital tools and technology for the cultural and creative sector. Prior to joining the European Commission, he worked as innovation manager for the largest conglomerate worldwide and for a leading bank, dealing with access to finance for tech-based start-ups and SMEs. (seeds, equity, VC). He was also an advisor for the Italian Presidency for the Council of Ministers.
Director MA Global Creative Industries, City University of London, United Kingdom
I have worked and researched in the cultural and creative sector for over 25 years, in the UK and internationally. In my time as an academic at City, University of London I have taught, researched and have until recently led the MA in Culture, Policy and Management, a pioneer degree in the world (since 1974) in this area of studies with ca. 3500 alumni from 100 countries who now operate in the global creative industries. I currently lead the development of a new MA in Global Creative Industries. I have therefore a very comprehensive and deep understanding of the arts/culture and creative industry sector globally, its relevant issues and professions.
My current research focuses on policy agendas (cultural policy), how agendas emerge and the factors that shape policy development. A parallel interest is management perspectives, critical and what one might term ‘alternative’, that address the specificities of creative/cultural work and organisations and reflect Western and non-Western traditions. Working in a very international environment at City, I am equally interested in all issues pertaining to the internationalisation of arts/cultural management education. I was also part of the team that developed the UK’s Creative Industries Mapping for the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport in 2001, which provided a blueprint for creative industries development in many other parts of the world. I have recently co-edited with Łukasz Wróblewski (WSB, Poland) and Ellen Rosewall (Lemoyne, US) a Special Issue of ‘Sustainability’ (journal) dedicated to Sustainable Cultural Management which has also been published as a book
Senior Lecturer, School of Media Film and Journalism, Monash University, Australia
Dr. Xin Gu is an Expert appointed by UNESCO 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of Expression of Cultural Diversity (2019-2022). She was Director of the Master of Cultural and Creative Industries (MCCI) at Monash University in Australia (2018-2019). She has published widely on urban creative clusters and agglomerations, cultural work, creative entrepreneurship, cultural and creative industries policy, media cities, maker culture and cyberculture. Xin has worked with policy initiatives in the UK, China and Indonesia to support small-scale local creative industries development services. Her work focuses on the transformation of creative cities and the creative economy under different social, economic and political conditions. Xin’s current research concerns the digital creative economy, looking at the democratization of creativity through vast transformative digital media ecosystems. Her recent publications include Red Creatives (Intellect, 2020) and Re- imagining Creative Cities in Twenty-First Century Asia (Palgrave Macmillan 2020).
Rector, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
doc. Mgr. Jan Hančil is a Czech theatre dramaturgist, translator, University teacher and since 2013 Rector of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
He graduated from the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague. He then continued his studies, specifically dramaturgy at the Theatre Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts (DAMU). Afterwards he worked as the manager and head of operations of Prague’s theatre Studio Ypsilon. Between 1997 and 2007 he worked as a dramaturgist at the National Theater in Prague.
Since 1994 he has been teaching at the Department of Authorial Creativity and Pedagogy at DAMU. As a university teacher he focuses on acting propaedeutics and dialogical negotiations. He as well lectures on modern English and American theater and drama at the Department of Theory and Criticism at DAMU.
He has been involved in the DAMU Academic and Artistic Council before becoming Dean of DAMU. In 2013, he became Rector of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Director – Business Administration Department, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Puerto Rico
Javier J. Hernandez Acosta, PhD, MBA is Assistant Professor and Director of the Business Department at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. He is the founder of Inversión Cultural, a non-profit organization that promotes the development of cultural and creative businesses in Puerto Rico. He holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurial Development and Management from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico and an MBA in International Business from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. He is a self-taught musician (percussionist) and has collaborated with multiple artists. He was Cultural Advisor of the Commission for Cultural Development (CODECU) and a member
of the Advisory Council for the Creative Industries in Puerto Rico (2014-2018). He is the author of the Profile of the Creative Economy in Puerto Rico and the book Emprendimiento Creativo. He has been principal investigator or co- investigator in projects such as Puerto Rico Innovation Survey (2015), the Science and Technology Survey in Puerto Rico: Research and Development (2014-2015) and the World Values Survey in Puerto Rico - 2018. He has presented research in over 15 countries. He is a member of the board of directors of Pública Espacio, Teatro Breve (President), 80grados (Treasurer) and Pro Arte Musical (Artistic Director).
ENCATC President and Associate Professor, University of Salento, Italy
Francesca Imperiale has her PhD in business administration and management from the University of Salento, Italy where she is Associate Professor. Since 2008, she teaches management of cultural organizations, with a focus on heritage assets management, in the master degrees of the Department of Management and Economics and the High School of Archaeology, University of Salento. She specialized in research activities in the field of cultural heritage management and cultural network performance. The main topics of investigation in these fields are: public-private governance, community engagement, co-creation processes, heritage asset accounting and network performance evaluation systems. Francesca is also interested in catastrophic risk management related to heritage assets and has written about 40 publications on these topics. Furthermore, she participates as principal investigator in several research and local development projects on cultural heritage management which she designed, developed or proposed for funding in partnerships with public institutions in Italy and in the Mediterranean area (particularly Greece, Croatia, Albania). She has served on the ENCATC Board since 2015 and in the role of ENCATC President since the end of 2017.
Professor, University of Applied Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia
Petar Jandrić (PhD) is a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Zagreb (Croatia), Visiting Professor at the University of Wolverhampton (UK), and Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). His research interests are focused to the intersections between critical pedagogy and information and communication technologies. Research methodologies of his choice are inter-, trans- and anti-disciplinarity. Petar's previous academic affiliations include Croatian Academic and Research Network, National e-Science Centre at the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow School of Art and Cass School of Education at the University of East London. He writes, edits and reviews books, articles, course modules and study guides, serves in editorial boards of scholarly journals and conferences, participates in diverse projects in Croatia and in the United Kingdom, regularly publishes popular science and talks in front of diverse audiences. His major current projects are focused to collaborative research and editing.
Head, Department of Cultural Policy and Management, Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Avril Joffe is the head of the Cultural Policy and Management Department at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and coordinates the Post Graduate programme. She is an economic sociologist with experience in the field of cultural policy, culture and development and the cultural economy specializing in mapping and measurement, programme design, implementation, stakeholder relations and evaluation. She recently completed her Diploma in Education in the field of Higher Education at Wits University. Avril is an active member of UNESCO’s Panel of Experts for Cultural Policy and Governance (2011-2022). Avril has completed numerous consultancy and evaluation projects in the field of culture and development on the continent. Avril is also a member of the International Advisory Council for NESTA’s Policy and Evidence Council for the Cultural and Creative Industries. As a member of the South African Ministerial Review Panel, Avril helped draft the revised cultural policy for South Africa adopted in February 2020. She is on the board of the National Arts Council and chairs its Audit and Risk Committee and a member of Im4theArts, a new arts and culture organization in South Africa.
ENCATC Vice-President, Vice Dean, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland
Tanja Johansson (D.Sc. Econ.) currently works as a Vice Dean of the Sibelius Academy of the Uniarts Helsinki being responsible of the Faculty of Music Education, Folk Music, Jazz, Global Music, Music Technology, Arts Management, Doctoral School MuTri and the Seinäjoki Unit. She has previously worked as a professor and lecturer of arts management and leading the departments of Arts Management and MuTri Doctoral School. Johansson has a background both in music, business administration and research. Her research interests consist of opera and music centre management, critical management studies, the institutional context of arts organisations, the role of festivals in regional development, cultural joint ventures, and organisational ethnography. She has published in most leading arts management journals, such as the International Journal of Arts Management, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Event Management, and Creativity and Innovation Management. Johansson also acts as an Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy.
Eman Kandil is an Egyptian architect, heritage activist and academician. She is a lecturer of architecture at the High Institute of Engineering and Technology in Menoufia, Egypt and at several other academic institutions in the Egyptian Nile Delta. She received her Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and her M.Sc. degree in Architecture from Menoufia University, Egypt. Her 2014 master thesis was on exploring the attributes of “beauty” entailed in the built fabric of the Nubian historic settlements; a study that remains a key reference on the subject. Her Ph.D. dissertation she submitted to Menoufia University in 2020, explores the dichotomy in the international urban conservation approaches, more specifically those of the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) and the Ecomuseums, and proposes a comprehensive framework suitable for Egypt and other parts of the Arab Region. She practices architectural design and heritage conservation in various areas in Egypt. Her researches and practices aim to help regenerating traditional areas by accentuating their attributes of cultural values and identities those worth of preserving in their contemporary contexts.
Director, Strategic Engagement and Analytics, Public Policy at Netflix
Sohni Kaur is Director, Strategic Engagement and Analytics, Public Policy at Netflix. She has worked in the field of public policy and diplomacy for over 15 years. She started her career with the Asia-Europe Foundation, an international organisation focused on building dialogue and partnerships between communities in ASEAN and the EU. Since 2014, Sohni has worked in the field of technology and media policy. She was a consultant with TRPC, led the secretariat for the Asia Cloud Computing Association and managed public policy for Twitter in Southeast Asia. She joined the Public Policy team at Netflix in 2016. Sohni has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from McGill University (Canada) and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore).
Entwicklungsagentur RHEINLAND-PFALZ E. V., HERITAGE-PRO Project
Sascha Kolhey is working as project assistant for European Cooperation projects at Entwicklungsagentur Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., Germany (Development Agency Rhineland-Palatinate). His Projects establish the exchange of best practices between european municipalities and regions owning important cultural heritage sites such as e.g. the World Heritage Site Upper Germanic-Rhaetian Limes. During his studies of Political Science and European Studies, he gained knowledge on participatory processes in several European countries. In the ERASMUS+-Project HERITAGE PRO, Sascha was leading the elaboration of a Module 4 on citizen’s participation in cultural heritage projects.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural and Creative Industries, National Pingtung University (Taiwan)
Shu-Shiun Ku is the assistant professor of Creative and Cultural Industry at National Pingtung University. Previously, she had worked in the media sector and a government institution in Taiwan for years. She got a PhD in School of Performance and Cultural Industries at University of Leeds (UK), and was a short-term post-doctoral research fellow at the Leeds Humanities Research Institution in 2016. From November 2016 to March 2018, she was the CEO of National Cultural Congress and Cultural White Paper Project commissioned by the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan. Since 2018, she has been the co-principal investigator of civil cultural forum in Pingtung. Her current research focuses on cultural democracy, cultural economy, and the contemporary evolution of cultural policy in East Asia.
Head of Dpt. of Arts Management, of Theatre Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
Michal Lázňovský (* 1977) is graduate of doctoral studies of Theatre management at the Theatre Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (DAMU), and his career is still closely tied with his alma mater. From October 2001 till August 2017 he’s been exercising his profession as a managing director of faculty theatre DISK. In 2008 he became Head of Department of Theatre Management at DAMU. As a researcher and teacher he focuses on theory of strategic management of theatre institutions and management of projects and events in the field of performing arts. He also defended his Ph.D. on this subject matter in the beginning of 2015. He’s been a chair and member of boards of directors of two Prague’s artistic NGO’s, member of municipal and national grant committees and researcher in several European research projects on education in the area of Arts management.
Distinguished Professor of Cheung Kong Scholar and Director, National Centre for Research into Intercultural Communication of Arts (NCRICA), School of Arts, Peking University, China
Prof. Dr. Yi LIN focuses her research interests in Arts Management, marketing, and Intercultural Communication of Arts.
She is Distinguished Professor of Cheung Kong Scholar; Director of National Centre for Research into Intercultural Communication of Arts; Executive President of China Arts Administration Education Association Chairperson and Specialist of the International Advisory Board for Promotion of Chinese Arts and Culture, Confucius Institute Headquarters；Inspector and Board member of the Asia Theatre Education Centre.
She is a doctoral supervisor in Chinese and English, in which the English doctoral program recruits students from outside China. Currently, she has a postdoctoral position available to PhD graduates from outside China.
Gianpiero Lotito is Founder, with Mariuccia Teroni, and CEO of FacilityLive: the Italian digital scaleup that global media define as “The European Search Platform”.
Since December 2018 he has also been President of the European Tech Alliance (EUTA): the alliance that brings together and gives a voice to the major European digital champions, scaleups and leading startups.
Gianpiero is a technologist and an innovative entrepreneur who since 1987 has been working on pioneering projects in the publishing industry, applying digital technologies to contents, and now to cultural heritage too.
He was Adjunct Professor of Multimedia Publishing at the University of Milan (2001-2006) and Adjunct Professor at the Master in Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of Pavia in collaboration with FacilityLive (2017-2019). He is now Adjunct Professor of Digital Ecosystems at the University of Pavia.
He has written several books and articles on technology for publishers such as Bruno Mondadori, Sperling and the Espresso Group, among others.
In 2015 he received the Gold Medal of the city of Pavia for his contribution to the technological innovation of the area and for having decided, in 2013, not to move FacilityLive to Silicon Valley after obtaining patents (at the time) in 39 countries of the world, thus keeping the company where it was born.
In 2016 he was the innovative entrepreneur chosen by the Ministry for Economic Development to accompany the Minister in representation of Italy at the Informal Meeting of Competitiveness Ministers organised by the Dutch Presidency of the European Union.
After more than 20 years, in 2018, he became the first Italian non-politician invited to give a speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, in occasion of the International Non-Violence Day. He gave a speech entitled “Technology and Peace”.
He has been Ambassador of three major EU campaigns launched by the European Commission, including the #EUvsVirus pan-European Hackathon in 2020.
Thanks to his innovative vision, he is often invited as a speaker at prestigious international events and he is often interviewed by prestigious global media such as: BBC World News, CNN, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Daily Telegraph, CNBC Global, SKY News, Bloomberg TV, France 24, Franceinfo, RAI, Mediaset, POLITICO, Huffington Post UK, Corriere della Sera, Repubblica.
Professor of Cultural Economics, IULM University Milan, Italy, and Head of the Venice Office, OECD
Pier Luigi Sacco is Professor of Cultural Economics, IULM University Milan, Senior Advisor and Head of the Venice Office of the OECD, Senior Researcher at Bruno Kessler Foundation, Trento, and metaLAB (at) Harvard. He has been the Special Adviser of the European Commissioner for Education and Culture. He is member of the Europeana Research Advisory Board, of the Advisory Council for Research & Innovation of the Czech Republic, and of the Advisory Council of Creative Georgia. He works and consults internationally in the fields of culture-led local development, policy design and evaluation, and is often invited as keynote speaker in major cultural policy conferences worldwide.
Head of the Unit in charge of Culture Policy, DG EAC, European Commission
Ms Magnant is Head of the cultural policies department in the European Commission Directorate General for Education and Culture. She was previously Head of the Commission Task Force of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, which took place in 37 countries.
She started her career in Moscow, where she headed the Press and Information Section of the European Commission Delegation. Back in Brussels, she was part of the team preparing the EU enlargement to Central and Eastern Europe. She then joined the EU's external relations service where she worked to promote human rights in third countries. She later turned to internal EU policies and was Deputy Head of Unit for cultural policy and innovation in the Directorate General for Education and Culture, working on the creative economy.
Catherine, a French citizen, is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Saint-Cloud, Paris. She also graduated in international relations and Russian language from the Sorbonne University.
Clinical Associate Professor and Director, Performing Arts Administration graduate program, New York University, USA
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.”
From 1985 to 1998, Dr. Maloney played guitar and keyboards in several rock bands in the Boston area. Since that time, he has focused on the renaissance and baroque lute and has performed in dozens of early music concerts. In addition, Dr. Maloney worked as an arts administrator for seven years before entering academia.
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).
Dr. Maloney has undergraduate degrees in European History and Music (classical and jazz guitar), a Graduate Diploma in Early Music Performance (lute), a master’s degree in Arts Administration, and a doctorate in Law and Public Policy (cultural policy).
Mr 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.
Mr 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.
Mr 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.
Rocío Nogales Muriel earned her PhD at the University of Barcelona in 2017 on the topic of social innovation in cultural and artistic social enterprises. In particular, she studied the scaling-up process of the SMart cooperative model. Her research focuses on social change, organizational transformation and the management strategies operating in cultural third sector organizations. She is currently the Managing Director of the EMES International Research Network and her professional experience includes the US cultural non-profit sector, where she managed a social enterprise initiative in a community arts centre. She was a member of the Experts Group on Social Enterprise of the European Commission (GECES) from 2013 to 2017. Since 2015, she is part of the coordination team of the Ecopoetry Festival held in Northern Extremadura (Spain). More recently, she co-launched Luminosas, an initiative aimed at raising awareness on issues of gender equality and social justice through photography and poetry.
Ernesto Ottone Ramírez is the Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO. Prior to this position, Ottone Ramírez served as Chile’s first Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage from 2015 to 2018. As Minister of Culture, he created a Department of First Peoples, a Migrants Unit and strengthened copyright laws and heritage protections. During this time, he also chaired the Regional Centre for the Promotion of Books in Latin America and the Caribbean (2016 – 2017).
From 2011 to 2015, Ottone Ramírez served as Director-General of the Artistic and Cultural Extension Center of the University of Chile, which manages the National Symphony Orchestra of Chile, the Chilean National Ballet (BANCH), the Chile Symphony Choir and the Vocal Camerata. From 2001 to 2010, he held the position of Executive Director at the Matucana 100 Cultural Center in Santiago.
Ottone Ramírez holds a Master's degree in Management of Cultural Institutions and Policies from the University of Paris IX Dauphine (1998) and a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Chile (1995).
vice Rector, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
PhDr. Ingeborg Radok Žádná received her degree from the Charles’ University Faculty of Arts in Prague. She was a member of several early music ensembles as a violoncello and viola da gamba player. She held various managerial positions at cultural institutions such as PKF/Prague Philharmonia and the Prague State Opera.
In 2010, she became vice-dean for international relations and creative activities of the Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU) and then, in 2017, she was named vice-rector for international relations and creative activities of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (AMU).
She teaches at the department of music production at HAMU, where she is a member of the specialist board of the doctoral program. She was also named to a number of grant and hiring committees and she is working on a number of national projects within the area of creative activities, evaluating the quality of education and others.
She was elected a member of the Board of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC).
In 2003, the French government named her a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.
Professor Arts & Cultural Leadership, University of South Australia Business School
Professor Ruth Rentschler OAM (BA Hons Melbourne; PhD Monash) works in UniSA Business, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
She is a management scholar in the context of arts and culture, with a history of research excellence demonstrated by her quality national and international grants, quality journal publications and leading of national and international research team, while developing an international profile as a researcher (H index=29).
She is Deputy Chair of the board of Australian Dance Theatre.
She has served on the boards of other organisations, such as Deakin University council, Vic Health (ministerial appointment), Multicultural Arts Victoria, and Duldig Museum & Sculpture Garden, Art Gallery of Ballarat, where she took leadership roles, where she was counted as a trusted and authentic leader.
She has published books, quality journal articles (e.g., Journal of Business Ethics; Journal of Business Research; British Journal of Management) and industry research reports nationally and internationally, with a focus on diversity and social inclusion.
She has received various honours and awards, such as Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Service to the Community, Best Doctoral Supervisor Award, Cutting Red Tape Award, and an Order of Australia for services to education, the arts and the community.
Associate Professor at the University of Los Andes, 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 at 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 at 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 l'Academy of Management since 2003 and international jury of ENCATC (European Network on Cultural Management and Policy) and a permanent member of AIMAC.
Professor/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 board member 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 relating to the performing arts industry.
Officer - Minister's Cabinet presso Italian Ministry for Culture, Heritage and Tourism
Erminia Sciacchitano serves the Cabinet of the Italian Ministry for cultural heritage, activities, and tourism. She has extensive experience in European policies and research on culture, heritage, and landscape, with a focus on social values, creative economy, and regenerative management. Between 2014 and 2020 she contributed to the shaping of the EU policy on cultural heritage in general and to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 as Chief Scientific Advisor. She previously held positions of Head of Unit for International Relations and Research in the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage. She is an Architect and holds a Ph.D. in Historical Buildings Survey and a Master's Degree in European Studies and International Negotiations.
Anastasiia Sedova is Assistant Professor for the Department of Architecture and Director of the educational program in Building Design at Izhevsk State Technical University (Russia), where she is also a member of the Council of Young Scientists. She holds a PhD in Architectural Technology at the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy) and was awarded the title of Doctor Europaeus. Her PhD thesis “Spaces ‘Out of Religious Use’ and Ecclesiastic Architecture as Marketable Real Estate Assets. A Potential Solution for Russia’s Abandoned Religious Heritage Artifacts” makes an important contribution to the decision making process with regard to the future of abandoned and obsolete ecclesiastical cultural heritage typologies, both in Russia and internationally. During her PhD path she has been visiting researcher in Technological University Dublin (Ireland), Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (Russia), and Burgundy School of Business (France). Anastasiia is a certified consultant in sustainable architecture (issued by DGNB), and she has expertise in project management (issued by IPMA Italy).
Jermina Stanojev, PhD, is a policy analyst and independent expert in cultural heritage and international cultural relations. She is a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University and currently appointed expert by the European Commission (DG EAC) to the “Commission’s expert group on cultural heritage” as well as the expert of the report from the Structured Dialogue with the EC on “Skills, Training and Knowledge-transfer in the Traditional and Emerging Heritage” and the OMC working group of Member States’ experts report on “Fostering cooperation in the European Union on skills, training and knowledge transfer in cultural heritage professions”. Currently, she is also working on the EU Horizon 2020 project, “Circular models Leveraging Investments in Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse” as well as Erasmus + HERITAGE-PRO project and previously European Commission Cultural Diplomacy/Relations Platform of the Service for Foreign Policy Instruments. She has established competences and wide experience in fields of cultural relations and cultural heritage working in different international organisations within worldwide geographical scope and focusing on the Western Balkans.
Head office of Executive Director, Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI), Italy
Starting from January 2021 Davide will join the position of Executive Director of FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) Davide served as Chief Executive at Fondation Monte dei Paschi di Siena from 2015 to 2019. The main challenge was to redefine the role and positioning of the foundation, both at national and international level, following the dramatic collapse of the bank Monte dei Paschi. From 2012 to 2015 Davide served as Executive Director of UNICEF Italy with role to relaunch the organization. Previously spent more than ten years in private sector and in consultancy on institutional affairs.
An intrinsic passion for people, the ability to build and nourish relations as well as translate insights, information and data into business strategies, thanks to excellent quantitative and analytical skills, allow Davide to perform in a highly dynamic, rapidly changing environment.
Associate Professor, Modern Culture at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Bjarki Valtysson is Associate Professor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen and has a background in literature, cultural studies, and digital communication. Research interests include cultural, media, and communication policies and regulation, particularly in terms of the politics of digital media and networked cultures. He also researches the application and reception of digital media within the area of cultural institutions. Valtysson has published a book on Icelandic cultural policy and co-edited the anthologies The media and the mundane: Communication across media in everyday life (NORDICOM), Technologies of labour and the politics of contradiction (Palgrave) and Cultures of participation: Arts, digital media & cultural institutions (Routledge). His latest book is Digital Cultural Politics: From Policy to Practice (Palgrave Macmillan), published in 2020.
Valtysson sits in the scientific committee for the International Conference of Cultural Policy Research and the Swedish Agency for Cultural Policy Research. He is a member of the editorial boards for the International Journal of Cultural Policy, the Nordic Journal of Cultural Policy and NORDICOM Review. Valtysson is the leader of the research group Digital Culture at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen.
President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE)
Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in arts management curricular design (both on campus and online), museum management, international cultural policy, management practice, marketing strategy, arts management research, and culturally sustainable development. A skilled negotiator and facilitator, she has worked with and advised international organizations, national and regional governments, city agencies, as well as private and nonprofit organizations in arts funding and arts policy. She has published, lectured and taught extensively in the United States, Latin America, Europe and China. Currently, she serves as President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sociomuseology. She has been a board member of the Latin American Institute of Museums since 2000. Formerly, Prof. Varela served on the boards of the Bach Sinfonia, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, and the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Arts Management. A champion of inclusive practice and diverse leadership in arts organization, Prof. Varela is the Faculty Chair for the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and the 2018 winner of the College of Arts and Science’s Dean’s Award for "Outstanding Contributions to an Inclusive Community," and serves as Co-Chair of American University President’s Council for Diversity and Inclusion. Prof. Varela holds an MA in Arts Management for Drexel University, has course PhD studies in Comparative Politics from Temple University, two undergraduate degrees in Business and Finance from the Catholic University of Uruguay, and is a certified Teacher of English to Students of Other Languages. Ximena teaches courses in Museum Management, Marketing the Arts, International Cultural Management, Art and the City, Research Methods, and is Chair for the Arts Management theses.
Professor of entrepreneurship, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France and Professor Associated to the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management, HEC Montréal, Canada
Dr. Marilena Vecco is Professor in Entrepreneurship at Burgundy Business School, Dijon (France) and Professor Associated to the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management HEC Montréal (Canada). Her research focuses on cultural entrepreneurship and management with a special focus on cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) and art markets. Marilena has researched and consulted for several public and private organisations, including OECD, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development, World Bank, and The European Commission. She is the author of several books and articles.
IsabelVerdet works as a Research Manager at ENCATC. She obtained her PhD on Leisure, Culture and Communication for Human Development in 2018 at the Institute of Leisure Studies (University of Deusto, Bilbao), with a researchproject focused on “Emerging cultural mapping as a form of re-appropiation of urban space”, under the supervision of Dr Cristina Ortega Nuere. Graduated in Journalism and Translation and Interpreting by the University of Valencia (Spain), she holds a joint master’s degree in Euroculture Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts, by the University of Deusto (Spain) and Georg-August Universität Göttingen (Germany). She has written several academic articles and worked as a research assistant in several internationalprojects in the field of cultural management and policy.
MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education
Sabine Verheyn is a German architect and politician who has been serving as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) since 2009.
She has since served as member of the Committee on Culture and Education. Since 2019, she has been the chairperson of the committee. In 2016, alongside with the also German MEP Petra Kammerevert, she was a co-rapporteur on the audio-visual media services directive, which sought to introduce levies and cultural quotas on services like Netflix. This year, she also joined the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union.
In addition to her committee assignments, Verheyen is a member of the Parliament's delegation for relations with South Africa. Between 2009 and 2014, she also served as a substitute member on the Committee on Regional Development and the Delegation for relations with Iran. She is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda and of the European Parliament Intergroup on Children's Rights.
Harry Verwayen- Executive Director Europeana Foundation, the operator of the Europeana platform. Across Europe, museums, galleries and archives digitize their collections. Europeana supports these organisations in their digital transformation by making these collections available as widely as possible so that people can find and use them. For work, for learning or just for fun. Our work is guided by creative collaboration, supportive teamwork and the idea that sharing and reusing cultural content can positively transform the world. Prior to this Harry worked at the Amsterdam based think tank Knowledgeland where he was responsible for business model innovation in the cultural heritage sector. Harry holds a MA in History from Leiden University and has worked over ten years in the Academic Publishing Industry. Mediocre tennis player, reasonable cook, aspiring photographer.
Dea Vidović is a Director of Kultura Nova Foundation, public foundation dedicated to civil society organizations in contemporary arts and culture in Croatia. She graduated in Comparative Literature and Indian Studies and earned a PhD in 2012 from the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more of twenty years of her professional engagement in culture & cultural policy, civil society and philanthropy, she worked as a manager, researcher, teacher, editor and journalist. She is currently an ENCATC Board member, Vice-Chair of Arts & Culture Thematic Network of EFC – European Foundation Centre as well as Advisory Board member of OpenHeritage project.
Chair of the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO)
David Vuillaume director of the German Museums Association since 2017. Prior to this, he was head of the joint office of the Swiss Museums Association and ICOM Switzerland (International Council of Museums) for 11 years. Since 2014 he has been chairing the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) and he has been a board member since 2012. He studied art history, museology and business administration, and gained extensive experience in network management at various museums and institutions. Additionally, David represents the museum sector in the German Cultural Council and is a board member of the Swiss National Centre for Cultural Heritage.
Institute of Property Research – IPRE, HERITAGE-PRO Project
Dietmar Wiegand is University Professor for Real Estate Development and Management at Vienna University of Technology, Managing Director of the Institute for Property Research (IPRE) and a with his experiences in curriculum development a key person in Erasmus plus project HERITAGE-PRO. He is board member of several international conferences related to real estate, regional development and cultural heritage. Beside his scientific activities as a managing director of two development companies he manages projects for the adaptive reuse of heritage sites in practice for international investors.