Cultural Entrepreneurship in Eastern Europe: In Search of Business Models for Social Change

Cultural entrepreneurship is a young phenomena for many countries in Central and Eastern Europe. The change from a fully state subsidized and controlled system in the arts and culture sector to new forms of cultural policy and management is a … Read More

Cultural Policy Exchange Workshop Cycle 2013: Strategy & Concepts for Policy Reforms

The Eastern Partnership recognizes the value of cultural cooperation and inter-cultural dialogue as an integral part of all external policies and has underlined the importance of cultural cooperation in addressing political processes and challenges (EU Presidency Conclusions of the European … Read More

Culture and the EU Structural Funds

In the framework of the design and negotiation of the EU’s Cohesion Policy and the Operational Programmes for the funding period 2014-20, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture asked the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC) to prepare … Read More

Cultural policies: relevance to real life

Aimed at providing young/early career cultural policy researchers with the opportunity to meet fellow researchers, share their experiences and analyse topical research issues regarding content and methodology, the YCPR Forum brought together in Helsinki, on the 11-12 October 2011, researchers, students, … Read More

The emerging cultural policy research and education in Turkey: A snapshot interview with Ayca Ince

Ayca Ince, recently finalized a 3-years-long project called “Invisible Cities: Building Capacities for Local Cultural Policy Transformation in Turkey”. This project aims to increase cultural policy knowledge and management capacities of cultural organizations and city administrations in Turkey together with … Read More

Metro Vancouver launches arts and culture calendar

MAXguide is the moniker for Metro Vancouver’s new arts and culture website: http://www.maxguide.org MAXguide provides free listings of arts and culture events for arts organizations, individuals and selected art businesses. It features a clean design and easy-to-use interface, advanced search … Read More

A fresh approach to culture-led regeneration policies

Claire Bullen (UK) is the winner of the 7th Cultural Policy Research Award 2010 (CPRA). Claire is a 2nd year PhD Student at the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures – an inter-disciplinary research centre at the University of Manchester. The … Read More

Is There any Charm and Usability in Policy Documents? An Interview with Jordi Pascual on Agenda 21 for Culture

In recent years, Agenda 21 for Culture is one of the most successful models for integrating participatory principles into urban policy planning. This is the first document with worldwide mission to advocate cultural development on a city and local level. … Read More