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Rethinking Education on Arts and Cultural Management and Policy

5-7 November 2013

Antwerp, Belgium


ENCATC has launched the Call for Papers for its 4th Annual Research Session to be organised in the framework of the 21st ENCATC Annual Conference, “Rethinking education on arts and cultural management and policy” (), which will take place in Antwerp on 5-7 November 2013.

Researchers, academics and practitioners from Europe and beyond are invited to submit their papers by 5 July 2013 in the following fields:

Arts and culture education
Cultural policy and management
Culture and local, regional and national development
Cultural heritage management
Cultural and Creative Industries
Culture and external relations
Cultural networking.

ENCATC particularly welcomes papers having a special focus on:

Methodologies for education and training in the field of cultural management and cultural policy
Culture, wellbeing, and human development
Measuring values and performance in the arts and cultural sector
Leadership in the arts and culture sector
Re‑thinking education.

The Annual Research Session will be organised into parallel sessions for authors to present their work to an international audience of academics, researchers, students, arts and culture decision makers, community leaders, cultural operators and artists, from over 39 countries who will come to listen and reflect on the latest developments, research, theory and trends in the large field of cultural management and cultural policy education.

This year’s Annual Research Session in Antwerp will build on the success of the previous Research Sessions organised in London (2012), Helsinki (2011), and Brussels (2010). Since its creation in 2010, over 70 authors have presented their work, coming from across Europe, but also Australia, Brazil, Japan, Malawi, Turkey and the United States. ENCATC’s dedication to sharing, exchanging and reflecting on these topics proves once more the network’s aim to strengthen the European research area and to build knowledge societies. To further these aims, all papers presented at the ENCATC Research Session in Antwerp may be resubmitted for publication in the ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy, edited and published by ENCATC.

Abstract submissions and other questions about the 4th Annual ENCATC Research Session should be e-mailed to the attention of: Elizabeth Darley (e.darley(at)


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