Creative Industries Leadership Program at the Banff Centre: Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow

Creative industries are a rapidly growing area worldwide. They are positioned between science, culture, economy and technology. The wide ranges of branches are very much connected, depending on one another, combining both the social values and economic effectiveness.  These industries … Read More

Roundtable to Discuss Lidia Varbanova’s Book

Strategic management is an essential element that drives an organization’s success, yet many cultural organizations struggle to apply strategic thinking and entrepreneurial actions when it comes to day-to-day operations. In her new book, Strategic Management in the Arts, published by … Read More

The world of arts and sustainability

Dr. Lidia Varbanova, Research Associate with the David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise, discusses with us about arts/artists in a sustainability context. In part 2 of 4 video post, Dr. Varbanova shares her thoughts about how artists are critical in building awareness, engaging audiences … Read More

Culture as part of the sustainability model (Part 1 of 4 video interviews)

Posted by DOCSE, August 22, 2011 In part one of a four part video series, David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise Research Associate Dr. Lidia Varbanova, shares her thoughts about the four-pillars of sustainability model and the diverse viewpoints on … Read More

Climate change: artists respond

Many scientists agree that climate change – including global warming – is possibly one of the greatest threats and one of the biggest challenges facing our society today. In response to this global problem, artistic communities across Europe are initiating … Read More

Greening the Arts: Thinkpieces for a zero carbon future and a survey of sustainable arts practices

Recently launched collaborative Research in focus “Climate Change: Artists Respond” on LabforCulture aims at investigating whether artistic work and actions can influence sustainability – and if so, how?  We collected there diverse viewpoints, made interviews, and summarized results of mapping … 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