Sorin Antohi (b. 1957) is a freelance historian of ideas, essayist, translator, and consultant based in Bucharest. He has taught mainly at the University of Michigan, the University of Bucharest, and Central European University in Budapest (where he served as Academic Pro-Rector and founded Pasts, Inc. Center for Historical Studies, under the honorary presidency of Paul Ricoeur). He has conducted research at institutes of advanced study and other institutions in Paris, Bielefeld, Stanford, Vienna, Essen, Berlin, Leipzig, etc. He has published widely on intellectual history, history of ideas, historical theory, and history of historiography, as well as on Romania in European contexts. He has lectured, attended and (co)organized conferences in thirty countries. He has served on various academic, editorial, and civic governing or advisory bodies, e.g., member of the Board, International Committee of Historical Studies, and secretary general of the International Commission for the Theory and History of Historiography. With Chun-chieh Huang and Jörn Rüsen, he co-edits the book series, ‘Reflections on (In)Humanity’ (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht and National Taiwan University Press). Member of the Committee of the Utopian Studies Society (2018-). More information at www.sorinantohi.org.
Kimmo Aulake, MA, is currently Ministerial Advisor at the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. Kimmo has worked professionally in the field of cultural policy for over 25 years and is a firm believer of the power of arts and culture to foster economy, democracy and well-being. He has worked extensively to harness policies on creative economy, cultural exports and cultural diversity. He has also been sharing his thoughts on these issues in several international conferences in Europe and beyond. He is or has been the chairman or member of numerous intergovernmental committees and working groups at the EU, Council of Europe, UNESCO, and INCP. As recognition of his achievements, Kimmo was made Knight First Class of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2016.
Mr. Aulake is speaking during the Members’ Forum on 26 September.
Ștefan Bâlici is Director general of the National Institute of Heritage, Bucharest, Romania (since 2016)
Conservation architect, associate professor at the Chair for Architecture History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest (since 2000), founding member and project coordinator (2006-2016) of Association ARA (Architecture. Restoration. Archaeology), managing partner and conservation planner with OPUS Architecture Studio, Bucharest (2001-2016)
He is an independent stage director and cultural manager. He put in stage more than 15 independent and state theater plays which were awarded national and international prizes. Starting from his interest in new dramaturgy and expanding the areas of performance expression. Alexandru Berceanu collaborates within interdisciplinary projects in the visual area like for example the Submersive and subversive installation 1958-1968 or within the graphic novel Mickey on the Danube, “Jumătatea Plină” Publishing House. Alexandru Berceanu is a founding member of dramAcum, NGO operating in the field of developing new dramaturgy.
At present he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Theater Faculty within “Babes-Bolyai” University, with the thesis having as topic “Violence in Performing Arts, from Hypnotic Power to social responsibility, coordinator University Professor, Ph.D. Miruna Runcan. His last show Interface 3 materialized his interest in the neuro-cognitive field, as within the show music was generated in real time starting from the brain waves which were EEG monitored and the color of the lights was controlled in the same manner. The generated music showed the emotional reaction of the EEG monitored spectator.
Alexandru Berceanu was involved in social art projects, like the art workshops “School in the street”, “Rahova – Delivery” and he has a rich teaching experience, being a teacher for more than 10 years within “I.L. Caragiale” UNATC, staging department.
Alexandru Berceanu is the initiator and deputy director of the CINETic project of “I.L. Caragiale” UNATC.
Mr. Berceanu is speaking during the Part I. Sharing Perceptions Experience on 27 September.
Lluís Bonet is Director of Cultural Management Program and Professor of Economics at the UB. Author of numerous publications and research analysis of the cultural sector, has lectured in more than forty countries. Jury member ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Management and Cultural Studies Award Roca Boncompte. He was president of the Jury Prize for research in cultural policy ECF. In the field of festivals, has published the book “Music Festivals, a Changing World” and “The run of scenic festivals. Cncepts, looks and debate”.
Simeng Chang holds a master degree of Cultural economics & Cultural Entrepreneurship from Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is currently a lecturer and master project coordinator in Burgundy School of Business (BSB), as well as a researcher in Arts and Cultural Management Research Center in BSB. She is a PhD candidate of Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication in Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her PhD research focuses on Chinese contemporary art, with a special aim of building a network concept and applying network analysis on understanding the structure of museum and art fair and the mechanism of auction price.
Simeng Chang is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Blanka Chládková is Associate Professor, Theatre Faculty, Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Art. She focuses on culture policy, strategy management, quality management, research methodology, festival and event management. She is constantly looking for the answer to the question about the role of an art manager in the artistic team. Blanka Chládková is vice-dean for development and external relations of Theatre Faculty JAMU since her nomination in 2008. She is involved in ESF (Operational Programme Education for Competitiveness) development projects also as an member of the arbitration. She represents her faculty in international networks ENCATC, ELIA as well as in the the Czech Council of Higher Education Institutions. Blanka Chládková guarantees the performing art section within the pilot project of the Registry of Artistic Projects and Achievements and is member of several projects focused on the evaluation of culture institutions.
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.
Carmen CROITORU, PhD – associate professor at the „I.L. Caragiale” National University of Theatre and Film since 2011 and has 20 years of experience in teaching cultural management. She is constantly preoccupied with developing cultural management in Romania and being involved in the legal reglementation of this field (law for implementing management for cultural public organisations, and the legal status for the Cultural Manager as a profession).
She worked as a project developer for several important cultural projects: adminstrator and manager of the 1st BBC Independent Journalism School set up in Bucharest by the BBC Training Dept. in 1992; the 1st British Contemporary Theatre Festival in Bucharest, the Contemporary Dance Festival, translations of contemporary plays that have been staged in several theatres in Romania, etc.
Carmen CROITORU initiated several research studies concerning audience development, cultural consumption, and national strategies for Culture or research analysis on the Cultural Creative Sectors. Since 2014 she has been the General Manager of the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training and has established the basis for the National Conference of Cultural Managers that has been in the running every year since.
She is a member of several international and national professional networks such as: ENCATC,, Europeana, ECURES, National Representative member for the EU Comission for Creative Sectors, Board member of the Compendium for Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, Founder of the Professional Association for Romanian Cultural Managers, Co-founder of the ECUMEST Association – an interface organisation, whose mission is to intermediate and accompany the democratisation (accession) and cultural democracy processes (diversity and participation), for the institutional emancipation of the cultural sector in Romania and in Central and Eastern Europe.
With a background in Art History and Theory, Călin Dan is active for over twenty years as an art critic, curator and historian, and as a visual artist. He worked as a member of the post-conceptual group subREAL, and is currently conducting the long-term art-&-research project “Emotional Architecture”. He acted as advisor to the Mondriaan Fund and Pro Helvetia, and as a leader to cultural institutions like Arta magazine, and the Soros Centre for Contemporary Art, before becoming director of the National Museum of Contemporary Art – MNAC Bucharest. He was involved with the creative industries as art director for the Dutch media company Lost Boys.
His writing, curatorial, and academic work (at the Art Universities of Budapest and Bucharest) define him both as a thinker and a do-er, concerned by the role of contemporary art institutions today. At MNAC, Călin elaborated strategies of recuperation, giving platform to local conceptual artists from the 1970s and 1980s, and starting a regional network meant to generate a cultural pole for artists and curators active from the former communist countries.
MNAC is a young institution, created at a moment when museums were an important paradigm for contemporary art production. Meanwhile, in a socially and culturally dynamic international context, where Bucharest plays an increasingly important role, Călin collaborates with local and international actors for the re-definition of museums. The aim is to identify new work methods and approaches to curatorship and collecting that will strengthen the presence of contemporary art in the 21st century.
Jean-Cédric Delvainquière works as a research officer in the Department of Studies, Prospective and Statistics (DEPS) in the French Ministry of Culture.
Trained as an economist (Master in 1991), in charge at the DEPS of the issues relating to public funding for culture and local cultural policies, responsible for the national surveys on local cultural expenditure (last edition in 2014).
Involved in the national studies related to the role and action of local authorities in favour of linguistic diversity (2015), in favour of cultural and artistic education policies (2011), to public policy towards festivals (2010) and to inter-cities cultural cooperation (2008).
Works on the regional observation of culture and cultural policies and on their economic dimensions, as for the inter-ministerial research program on Culture and Territory in the Paris area (now achieved) or in relation with cultural tourism ; co-author of the Regional Atlas for Culture (2017).
Contributor to the ministerial working group on the future of cultural policies (prospective report “Culture & Medias 2030” released in 2011), formerly involved in the Eurostat Working Group on the harmonisation of statistics on cultural funding, more recently in the Unesco UIS Expert Group on Heritage Statistics in the frame of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Expert for the Compendium of cultural policies and trends in Europe (since its first edition), member of the Board (2018).
Manuèle Debrinay-Rizos is currently Lecturer (Cultural management and Cultural diplomacy) at the University of Lyon, Aix-Marseille University (IMPGT), and the University of Rabat (Morocco). She serves as ENCATC Vice-President and as an expert for the EU’s Creative Europe programme 2014-2020. She is also a co-founder and expert for the Roberto Cimetta Fund. Previously, she has worked as the Cultural Attaché for the French Embassy in Bulgaria (2006-2008), Director for the Institut Français in Romania (2002-2006), as well as an expert in cultural cultural policies in the Euromed region (1996-2002). She also has worked on monitoring of the Roberto Cimetta Fund, is a founding member of the Mediterranean Dance Network, Commissioner of the MED project (World Cultures Institute – HKW, Berlin), founding member of the Euro-mediterranean Culture Forum (FEMEC), and member of the Euromed Civil Forum of Stuttgart, Marseilles and Brussels.
1972-1982 : actor, Bulandra Theatre, Bucharest
1977-1978 : assistant teacher, ‘Ion Luca Caragiale’ Theatre and Film Institute, Bucharest
1982-1990 : actor, ‘Nottara’ Theatre, Bucharest
1990-2001 : Self-employed actor
1990 : founder member of Civic Alliance Foundation
1990-1996 : teacher, ‘Ion Luca Caragiale’ National Film and Theatre University, Bucharest
1996-2000 : Member of the National Audiovisual Council
2000-2011 : director, ‘Nottara’ Theatre, Bucharest
2008-2014 : member of National Liberal Party, deputy leader
2008-2012 : senator, member of Committee on Culture, Arts and the Media, Equal Opportunities Committee, member of Joint Standing Committee of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate for relations with UNESCO
2012 : Minister of Culture
2014- … : Member of the European Parliament, independent
Dr. Milena Dragićević-Šešić, former President of University of Arts, Belgrade, is now Head of UNESCO Chair in Interculturalism, Art Management and Mediation; Director of the Institute for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television; professor of Cultural Policy & Cultural Management. She serves as a Member of several Boards including the European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Brussels) and the Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik. She was a team member of the Global Cultural Leadership Forum and the MEDCulture programme. In 2002, she was named Commandeur dans l`Ordre des Palmes Academiques. From 2006-2010, she was a Member of National Council for Science. Dr. Dragićević-Šešić’s research interests comprise cultural policy and management, educational policy; art activism, alternative art and public space; intercultural dialogue projects; and culture of memory. She has published 17 books and more than 150 essays with translations in 17 languages (Art management in turbulent times: adaptable quality management; Culture: management, animation, marketing; Intercultural mediation in the Balkans; Indian theater: from tradition to activism, Neo-folk culture; Art and alternative; Urban spectacle; Horizons of reading; Vers les nouvelles politiques culturelles…).
Paul Dujardin is CEO and artistic director of the Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels since 2002. Under his direction the Centre has turned into an internationally recognised, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary arts center, offering a wide range of events, from concerts, to exhibitions, cinema, literature, theatre, dance performances or debates and workshops for its audiences. BOZAR welcomes over 1 million visitors every year and has supported over 30.000 artists and creative workers since 2002.
Paul Dujardin represents the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels in various platforms, such as the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO), the International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA), the Réseau Européen de Musique Ancienne (R.E.M.A.) and ASEMUS – Asia-Europe Museum Network (since September 2010). Since 2013 he is President of the International Music Council (IMC). He is member of the board of the European Festivals Association (EFA) since February 2014.
Paul is also a passionate advocate of the European project. He dedicates his special interest to creating dialogue between the arts and the political spheres. He has succeeded in developing BOZAR as an Agora, a platform to initiate debate between citizens, the arts, decision-makers and other sectors. He has been chair of the steering committee of the ‘New Narrative for Europe’ project, an EU initiative attempting to given Europe a new and more cultural vision for the future of the continent.
From 1992 to 2002 Paul was the CEO of the Société Philharmonique de Bruxelles, prior to which he was, among others, in charge of the annual festival “Ars Musica” dedicated to contemporary music.
He studied arts history and archeology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and detains a Master’s Degree in Management Sciences from the Vlaamse Ekonomische Hogeschool (VLEKHO).
Jean-Louis Fabiani is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, USA and Professor at the Central European University in Budapest.
He has been professor of Sociology at the Central European University in Budapest since 2008. Born in 1951 in Algiers (Algeria), he studied at the Ecole normale supérieure and received his PhD in 1980 from the EHESS (Paris). From 1980 to 1988 he was agrégé-répétiteur then maître-assistant at the Department of Social Sciences at the Ecole normale supérieure. In 1988, he moved to the administration of culture, being appointed as Director of Cultural Affairs in Corsica. He went back to the academic world in 1991 when he joined EHESS, first in Marseilles, then in Paris in 2002. He is the author of eleven personal books. He was the chairman of the board of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra from 1998 to 2014.
Dr Francesca Giliberto is an emerging researcher and consultant in cultural heritage management, policy analysis and sustainable development. After a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Architecture and Heritage Conservation, she specialised with a master in “World Heritage and cultural projects for development”. In February 2018 she obtained a PhD at Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and at the University of Kent (UK), where she carried out an interdisciplinary, international and comparative research that advanced knowledge in the field of urban heritage conservation and management as well as in cultural/heritage policy analysis. During her PhD, she also worked as research fellow for the preparation of the UNESCO nomination dossier of “Ivrea, industrial city of the XX century”. She currently works as cultural researcher for Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (Torino, Italy) and also collaborates to a research project entitled “Rethinking the role of culture in sustainable development” with the University of Kent (Canterbury, UK).
Francesca Giliberto is a 2018 ENCATC Research Award Finalist.
Art historian and professor emeritus, Dr. Claire Giraud-Labalte continues her activities as a lecturer, researcher, and expert-consultant in Cultural Heritage, working closely with the Council of Europe. She is also President of Territoires imaginaires. Member of the Research Center on the Travel Literature, winner of the research program Thesaurus Poloniae (Spring 2016), her works centers around travelers in Europe and their view on cultural heritage and society (19th-20th centuries). Member of ENCATC since 2005, she has represented the network on numerous occasions. She is a guest professor at the University of Plovdiv in Bulgaria. She is also a member of scientific and steering committees: Consultative Conference of Culture (Pays de la Loire Region); Val de Loire – world Heritage, UNESCO ; Intangible Cultural Heritage Office; ProKultura Observatory of cultural policies, Split (Croatia). Committed at the European level, she has contributed to the realization of several works: Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe (2015); European Cultural Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century (2016).
Marielle Hendriks is director of the Boekman Foundation, institute for arts, culture and related policy in Amsterdam. Recently, Hendriks was the initiator and driving force behind the Arts Index Netherlands, a national barometer for the vitality of the arts in the Netherlands and the Regional Arts Index. She is currently secretary of the jury of the Johannes Vermeer Award, State Prize of the Arts, member of the Societal Advisory Board of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Utrecht and member of the ZonMW committee Knowledge Synthesis Culture and Long-term Care. Hendriks studied Cultural Studies and Arts Administration at the University of Utrecht. She previously worked at the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and at the Municipality of Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris).
Tanya Hristova is the Mayor of Municipality of Gabrovo, Bulgaria since November 2011. In 2015 she was re-elected for a second term till 2019.
From 2011 she is the Head of the Bulgarian delegation in the Committee of the Regions in EU and is also a member of the Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy and EU Budget (COTER) and the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC).
As of 2011 Tanya Hristova is the Chairman of the Bulgarian Municipal Network for Energy Efficiency EcoEnergy.
Tanya Hristova has more than 10 years of practice and expertise in preparation and management of EU funded projects in the spheres of regional development, social activities, education and tourism. She has big experience in negotiations with international partners and key participation in the processes related with defining the priorities in the context of EU cohesion policy.
On 2017 Gabrovo was announced by UNESCO for Creative city of crafts and folklore. After Sofia, Gabrovo is the second Bulgarian town, designated by the organization to be part of UNESCO’s Creative network and one of the nine European cities participating in the Pilot Cities Program by the Committee of Culture of the United Cities and Local Authorities /UCLA/.
Francesca Imperiale is President of ENCATC since December 2017. She has her Ph.D in business administration and management from the University of Salento, Italy where she is Assistant 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 Archeology, University of Salento. She specialized her 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 a 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).
George Ivașcu has been appointed Minister of Culture of Romania in 2018 and has been responsible for coordinating the strategic development of the Romanian Centenary program.
George Ivașcu has had a long lasting and highly acclaimed career first as an actor in theatre, film and television known to the general public for his outstanding acting performances in comedy and drama roles, and after as a successful founding director and theatre manager. In this latter position, he succeeded in only six years to impose a new management model at the Metropolis Theatre in Bucharest, which is today one of the most appreciated theatres in Bucharest, with some of the most important artists being invited to perform on the stage of this institution.
For his artistic activity as actor, director and theater manager, he was awarded over 30 prizes, including the prestigious Cultural Merit Order – Knight rank awarded by the Romanian Presidency in 2004, the Interpretation Prize at the National Theatre Festival in Romania, the Critics Award granted by the Romanian Theater Union, the Municipal Institution Management Award, the Art and Culture Award as well as the Best Theatre Manager Award.
He is also an appreciated professor at the National University of Theatre and Film, as a Doctor Associate Professor, Master Class Lecturer, within the Actor Art Department. As a professor, he has had over 20 generations of graduates in Bucharest and Sibiu.
He is a former member of the Senate of the Theatrical Union of Romania and is invited as an actor, professor and manager to various specialized committees and jury competitions.
Tanja Johansson is a professor in arts management and head of doctoral school at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. She has over ten years of experience in arts management teaching at the university level during which she has taught both Master’s and doctoral students, supervising Master’s and doctoral thesis, and involved in several EU projects (e.g., in Lifelong Learning and Erasmus+ projects). She has also taken part in the university management and hold several positions of trust in the University of the Arts Helsinki.
She originally graduated from a music conservatory and became a professional piano teacher. After working some time within music pedagogy, she got interested in arts management and finalized Bachelor degree in Art, Culture, and Economy Programme at the Södertörn University in Stockholm. She continued the Master’s degree studies at the Swedish speaking business school Hanken, management and organization as her major. In 2010, she finished a doctoral degree at Hanken, the doctoral thesis been an ethnographic study on opera house management. Post-doctoral research include topics such as managing cultural joint ventures, networks, creativity, societal impact and regional development. These research have been published in journals such as International Journal of Arts Management, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, and Creativity and Innovation Management.
Bilingual (Dutch/English) content strategist Helen Johnson was appointed as the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends’ new Project Manager in April of this year. Johnson has a background in journalism and reporting on culture and the arts. After obtaining her BA in Journalism in Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 2001, she worked as an editor for Dutch current affairs and culture radio- and tv-programmes, before becoming deputy and editor-in-chief of various national magazines. Johnson specialises in ‘making content speak’ and in implementing creative communication strategies in order to transition publishing organisations into effective cross-media platforms.
Ian King is a full research Professor at the University of the Arts, London and the London College of Fashion. He is also visiting professor at Shanghai Institute for Visual Arts, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Karlshochschule International University, Germany; and RMIT, Australia.
His background originates in the theatre and the music business. His PhD was in Strategic Decision-Making in the Popular Theatre.
Ian has published widely both in journals and in books – in the fields of art, philosophy, organization studies and fashion.
He is a very experienced PhD supervisor and has successfully supervised or examined over 50 research students in these fields. He is currently Chair of the Research Degree Committee.
In November 2018 his edited book (with Annick Schramme) entitled: ‘Cultural Governance in a Global Context – An International Perspective on Art Organizations‘ (Palgrave-Macmillan) will be published. This book (written with local authors) examines the practice of cultural governance in the arts and cultural sectors of nine countries across five continents.
Ian King is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Anne Krebs is Deputy Head of the Dominique-Vivant Denon Research Centre and Head of Socio-Economic Studies and Research Division at the Louvre Museum’s Research and Collection Department. The studies programme (sociology – statistics – cultural economics) is covering visitors’ practices and forecast studies, cultural trends and cultural consumption as regards the Louvre museum cultural policy and development area. Academic research programmes are conducted in partnership with French and international universities. They address the social and economic role of museums; Human Health and the impact of Art practices on Well-being; Cultural Digital Policies; Sociology of individual giving to support Art and Culture.
Lotta Lekvall is Director of Folkteatern, one of the big theatres in Göteborg, Sweden, since three years. She and the Artistic Director Frida Röhl has started a development process of the theatre artisticly and organisationally and have had several successes in the audience and critics reception as well as pricewinning (the price This Year’s Catharsis from Scenkonstgalan) for an innovative performance of Hamlet as well as the Swedish Design Price Gold for the new design of the theatre posters won by the theatre’s advising agency. Folkteatern has also been nominated to the Theatre Critics Price for the development and changes at the theatre and in Marketing and Communication. Lotta Lekvall was before this the Director of Nätverkstan, an independent cultural actor and a resource center for small -scale publishing, artistic and other cultural initiatives. Nätverkstan also runs Kulturverkstan, a project management education within culture. At Nätverkstan Lotta Lekvall worked in a broad sense with education, international exchange projects, surveys and studies on local, regional and national level. She has been in the board of The Royal Opera House in Stockholm, performed studies of Wermland Opera House and Gävle Concert Hall, as well as worked with several projects and counceling roles in cultural and creative industries in Sweden.
Jerry C Y Liu is the Director of Graduate School of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at the National Taiwan University of Arts, and the first President of Taiwan Association of Cultural Policy Studies. He is invited as the ENCATC International Correspondence Board Member between 2015 and 2017, and Advisory Board Member of ANCER. Liu is the coordinator for 2017 National Cultural Congress and Cultural White Paper Project; Culture Basic Law Project; and the Global Outreach Office of Ministry of Culture in Taiwan. He is also the board member of Taiwan Association of Culture Law, the editorial board member of the British journal History of Technology, and Scientific Committee member of Journal of Cultural Management: Science and Education. Liu is a Contract Columnist for the United Daily News, Taiwan. He is the author and editor of The Mapping of Cultural Rights in Taiwan (2015) and Global Cities, Cultural Governance and Cultural Strategies: Art-Cultural Events, Festivals and Cultural Images (2013). He is working on his new book, ReOrienting Cultural Policy and Cultural Governance (2017, in Chinese).
Jerry C Y Liu is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Tamina is a young architect and partner at Wolfhouse Productions design studio. During her architectural studies, she had international learning and professional experiences in Belgium and Shanghai. In 2012, she was a member of Calup project, a series of cultural events aiming at temporary reconversion of unused buildings of Bucharest. In 2015, Tamina co-founded Nod makerspace. While in 2016, she co-founded Grassrouts/La firul ierbii, a public debate center.
Marjo Mäenpää, PhD, director of Center for Cultural Policy Research Cupore www.cupore.fi.
Since 2018 Chairperson of Compendium Association. Marjo Mäenpää is an active decision-maker in the fields of culture policy, research and education. Former director of Division of Art Policy in Ministry of Education and Culture (2013–2015) and former director of Arts Promotion Centre (2013). She has been professor of Media Management in the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture (2006-2012), Dean of the Department of Art and Media (2006–2009). She is the founder and managing director of Publishing House Taifuuni Ltd. (1992–2004). As a publisher she has published over 200 books, mostly fiction and non-fiction from Russia and Eastern and Central European countries. Her dissertation for University of Turku for Digital Culture is about narratives people create with mobile applications: Co-Created Mobile Narrative (2013).
Matina Magkou is a cultural manager and researcher. She has her PhD from the University of Deusto (Institute of Leisure Studies) focusing on the evaluation of cultural cooperation projects in the EuroArab region. She cooperates with cultural and civil society organisations on the international level on project management and consulting, training and editorial management. She has cooperated with the Council of Europe on EuroArab youth trainings for capacity building and has undertaken research and evaluation for EuroArab cooperation projects in the fields of youth and culture. She has worked for festivals in Greece, Spain, for international theatre touring and for large scale events including the European Capital of Culture 2006, the Athens Olympic Games, the International EXPO Zaragoza and the Spanish Presidency of the EU. She is member of the Compendium team for Greece. Session I: Distilling value from EuroArab cultural cooperation projects Abstract How is the value of international cultural cooperation projects in the EuroArab region perceived by funders, participants and evaluators? And how is it monitored and demonstrated? Are there challenges that are specifically relevant to the EuroArab region? The observations derive from interviews and conversations with people involved in EuroArab cultural cooperation projects, namely the Tandem Shaml programme, the Cultural Innovators Network, the Cimetta Fund mobility grants and with experts in international cultural cooperation.
Matina Magkou is a 2018 ENCATC Research Award Finalist.
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 at New York University where he teaches courses in managing performing arts organizations and cultural policy.
Previously, from 2002-2016, he was Assistant Professor of Arts Administration and Assistant Director of the Arts Administration graduate program at Boston University.
Maloney has played lute, guitar, lavta, and hand percussion with several Boston area early music ensembles. He is currently focusing on the performance of troubadour music. As an arts administrator, he worked for the Boston Early Music Festival and New England Conservatory and served as General Manager of the internationally acclaimed early music ensemble, the Boston Camerata.
Maloney’s scholarship has been supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and published by the Brookings Institution and the Journal of Cultural Management and Policy. He previously served as a Research Associate at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University. Currently, he sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Art for Life and the Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy. He also serves as a jury member for the European Network of Cultural Administration and Training Centers Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management which is presented to the author of the best doctoral dissertation in the field each year. Maloney’s scholarship examines why and how small and midsize municipalities pursue cultural economic development as an urban regeneration strategy. His most recent work explores how policy networks form and function and the impact they have on the implementation of local cultural economic development policies.
Maloney is currently Secretary of the board of directors of ENCATC, the European Network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy Education. 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.
Maloney also serves as Affiliated Faculty at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.
Richard Maloney is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Tzu-Lin Miao graduated from Department of Public Affairs at Fo Guang University. ,Miao is studying for a master’s degree in the department of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at the National Taiwan University of Arts. She has worked in Chinese Folk-Arts Foundation, Paperwindmill, research assistant for 2017 National Cultural Congress and Cultural White Paper Project, New Taipei city of childhood art festival, SHIN KONG MITSUKOSHI cultural & education foundation, Taipei Heart Village Association’s intern project manager. Current research focuses on intangible cultural heritage, intangible cultural heritage safeguarding policy and cultural communities.
Tzu-Lin Miao is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Valentina Montalto is a culture and creative industries’ (CCIs) specialist with seven-year work experience. She currently works at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission at Ispra (VA), in Italy, on a new research project to monitor and assess cultural and creative cities. Previously, she worked at KEA (www.keanet.eu), a leading Brussels-based research and advisory company spe-cialised in the ﬁeld of CCIs, where she seconded the KEA’s founder and director Philippe Kern. Her background is in statistics for the social sciences (KU Leuven – QASS Master Degree, 2015), cultural economics and management (University of Bologna – GIOCA Master Degree, 2009), and tourism economics (University of Palermo – EGST Bachelor Degree 2006). Valentina was a student at the Collegio Superiore – Excellence School of the University of Bologna – and visiting student at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh (USA) and at the Ecole Nor-male Supérieure in Lyon (France). Valentina speaks Italian (mother tongue), English, French and Spanish.
Valentina Montalto is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Dragos Neamu is the founder of the National Network of Romanian Museums and manager of the Romanian Night of Museums, a strong cultural brand, connecting museums and cultural institutions in Romania. He has worked as a freelancer in the field of museology and managed various national and European projects, mainly for the members of the National Network of Romanian Museums. As founder and manager of the network, Neamu has worked towards a holistic involvement in the development of cultural policies and strategies, advisory boards and working groups of the Ministry of Culture, European Commission and Network of European Museum Organisations. In 2012, he coordinated an extensive working group aiming to cast an official and detailed socio-economic analyses about the contribution of heritage and cultural and creative industries to the national development for the governmental strategy proposal for the next 2014-2020 financial framework. For 2016, he was appointed counsellor of the Minister of Culture for museums and creative and cultural sectors.
Cristina Nichimiș graduated from the Faculty of Communication and Public Relations of SNSPA, Bucharest, with a Masters in Performing Arts at the Center of Excellence in Image Studies. She began her career in the field of cultural marketing in 2008, as a PR assistant at the Odeon Theater in Bucharest, and later became the coordinator of the marketing and communication department at the National Operetta Theater (between 2009 – 2014) and the Bucharest National Opera (between 2014 and 2015). Between 2016 and 2017, she attended the Master in Performing Arts Management at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, finalized with a working experience in the Press Department of Teatro alla Scala. Since 2017, she is developing her PhD thesis at the National University of Theater and Cinematography in Bucharest, on a subject related to the impact of new technologies in the field of cultural marketing. She is currently working as a freelance cultural operator.
Cristina Nichimiș is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Andrea Lee is mainly responsible for planning in Taiwan association of Cultural Policy(TACPS), assisting in the preparation of the forum and related contacts for academic activities. She graduated from the department of Cultural and Creative Industries Management, National Taipei University of education(NTUE). Because of her passion for art and cultural affairs, she used to be an administrative assistant of the New Space-Time Gallery (STARTS) and a part-time research assistant of National Cultural Congress & White Paper . She also successively interned in the creative programs of GoodLeftBrain Creative, AM Creative, and the National Marine Biology Museum. And now, Andrea is currently studying for a master’s degree in the department of Arts Management and Cultural Policy at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Her research interest is cultural economy, arts and business cooperation, arts and cultural curating.
Andrea Peichi Lee is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Raluca Rădoi is a PhD. Candidate at the National University of Theatre and Film „I.L. Caragiale” in Bucharest, Romania, conducting her research in theatre audience motivation nowadays which aims to boost and redefine the arts marketing concept at a national level. She holds one BA in Marketing and one in Performing Arts (Acting) and has completed a MA in Theatre Studies – Cultural Management and Marketing. At an international level, she participated with her PhD. research at the Doctoral Symposium of the AIMAC Conference 2017 in Beijing, China. She has over 5 years of experience in communications and cultural marketing working for both public and private organisations as a marketing strategist, events′ organizer, PR and media officer or cultural projects evaluator. She has completed a social media strategy training at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a media training and HarveyLeach, both in London, United Kingdom. Currently, she is the communications coordinator of the Romanian-French Season, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Romania, a bilateral program of public and cultural diplomacy. She considers her daily work a permanent source of inspiration as she believes that cultural marketing always returns to its practical side.
Raluca Rădoi is speaking at the Young and Emerging Researchers’ Forum on 26 September.
Sergiu Nistor (born 1960) is a graduate of the University of Architecture and Urbanism ”Ïon Mincu” where currently he is a professor within the Department of History and Theory of Architecture and Conservation of the Patrimony. He has a PhD in architecture, specialised in historical monuments restoration and is the author of numerous projects, documentations, studies, research works, articles, conferences and volumes in the field. He holds an expert certificate on restoration of historical monuments.
During 2006 – 2014 he was President of ICOMOS Romania, a global expertise organisation on historical monuments recognised by UNESCO.
He held different offices within the specialised central public administration: General Director of the Patrimony (Ministry of Culture, 1998-2000), Adviser to the Minister of Culture (2005), commisioner of the Government of Romania for Sibiu Programme ECC 2007 (2005-2008), Secretary General of the Romanian National Commission UNESCO (2008-2009), Secretary of State (Ministry of Culture, 2012). He drafted the legislation on protecting the cultural patrimony of Romania.
He represented Romania at conferences on culture and cultural patrimony organised by UNESCO and the Council of Europe.
He was bestowed the Order of Arts and Letters in the rank of Knight by France (2003) and the Cultural Merit Order in the rank of Officer by Romania (2004).
Sergiu Nistor was appointed Presidential Adviser on 5 January 2015.
Alan Salzenstein is Professor at DePaul University in Chicago and directs the MFA/Arts Leadership and Performing Arts Management programs. He is currently the International Correspondent Board Member for ENCATC, representing AAAE (Association of Arts Administration Educators) for which he previously served as President. Salzenstein has held various Executive Director positions for a wide array of arts organizations over the past thirty years. In addition to a long history of theatrical producing, he has devised and overseen many special events and maintains an active consulting service for artists and arts organizations. 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.
Savina Tarsitano, Italian artist, was born in 1970 in Calabria. Her research hinges on the concept of landing-place. She has spent creative periods in “theme-sites” like islands, abbeys, castles. Her works, executed using varied techniques, are incarnate – ingrown visions arising from perceived relation with the place, nature, heritage and contemporary art.
For her artistic achievements she has been selected member of the European Culture Parliament (2008), ambassador of the Third Paradise project of Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte (2012), European coordinator of the peace project for children Kids-Guernica inspired to Picasso. She obtained several grants in Europe, Asia, USA and Brazil. Her works have been widely exhibited in Europe, Asia and the USA including the participation at the 54 Biennial of Venice, Pavilion Italy/Calabria, Biennial of Havana, Cuba, the National Museum of Tokyo. Her works is the cover pages of “Social Rights in Europe” published by the Oxford University and “European Constitution” by G. Amato, H. Bribosia; and De Witte published by Bruylant. Her works illustrated the poetry anthologies in several langued by the Romanian poet Dinu Flamand.
In 2006 She founded the project/platform “creativity in motion” for a social integration and transformation through education with local communities.
Savina is responsible for the art prize Espronceda in cooperation with the Royal Art Academy of Brussels.
Effy Tselikas : her entire life is dedicated to deal with others cultures
She has been travelling around the world all her life. First with her parents, Greek political refugees in North Africa and Latin America where she received a French education; then, all over Europe and Asia through her jobs, her loves, her children and friends. Constantly searching similarities behind differences.
She has a History and Economics degree and has acquired several languages in order to communicate with every one. After various posts in France and abroad, she is actually a journalist for the Greek and French media (TV, radio, press magazine), and film maker for documentaries, specialised in subjects such as double culture, historical heritage and migration. She also teaches “Intercultural communication” in universities in France and North-Africa. She contributes as an expert to projects of the Council of Europe, for instance “Cultural values for Europe” and “Learning history; the image of other”.
Her life is divided between a small island in Greece, Paris and travels. She is involved in Greek-Turkish co-produced media programs and is prepare a new book about multiple identity. She is also in the process of completing a PhD in Communication Studies at the University of Sorbonne, intituled ”Television and geopolitics”.
Liliana Turoiu is the President of the Romanian Cultural Institute (RCI), institution that promotes the Romanian art and culture abroad. Mrs. Turoiu is also Associate Professor at the University of Arts in Bucharest and a long-time entrepreneur. Before joining the RCI, Mrs. Turoiu worked as senior consultant to the President of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce dealing with the promotion of creative industries abroad. As the head of the Romanian cultural diplomacy, along with managing the day-to-day activity of the Institute, she is charged with the design, coordination and implementation of four major national programmes with global outreach: The Centenary Celebration of the establishment of Greater Romania CENTENART (2018); The French-Romanian Cultural Season (2018-2019); Romanian Focus at EUROPALIA Arts Festival in Brussels (2019) and the Cultural Programme of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (2019). Mrs Liliana Țuroiu is a successful fashion designer, best known for her contemporary take on Romanian traditional costume.
Since 2012 Dea Vidović have been working in a position of a 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.
Anna Villarroya is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Barcelona, where she teaches different courses related to the economics of culture and cultural policies. Her main research interests include: cultural policies, cultural participation, and women and culture. She has taken part in several research projects promoted by international (such as the Council of Europe, the World Bank or the European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research) and national bodies (such as the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the Catalan Department of Culture or “la Caixa” Social Observatory). She is president of the European Association of Cultural Researchers and, since 2006, the author of the Compendium profile for Spain. She has published in international journals such as the International Journal of Consumer Studies, Journal of Cultural Economics and the International Journal of Cultural Policy.
Executive Director, European Institute for Comparative Cultural Research (ERICarts); Professor (emeritus) for arts management and cultural policy in Hamburg, but still lecturing at other universities or academies (e.g. Dresden International University); Director of ARCult Media.
Worked first in broadcasting, in book publishing (Rowohlt), at DER SPIEGEL and as Director of Zentrum für Kulturforschung (until 2008). 1998-2017 co-editor of the Council of Europe / ERICarts Compendium of Cultural Policies & Trends in Europe; Expert for the European Commission & Parliament (e.g. Selection Panel of the European Capital of Culture programme, 2009-11; Team Leader “Sharing Diversity” 2007-8, “Mobility Matters” 2008); the Council of Europe; UNESCO; UN Alliance of Civilisations; European Cultural Foundation; etc. Missions around the world for development agencies; foundations; governments; the Goethe Institute; IFACCA; etc.
Author, co-author or editor of over 50 publications, including e.g. “Culture and Human Rights: The Wroclaw Commentaries” (2016).
Alba Victoria Zamarbine Urdaniz graduated in Architecture from Navarra University (Spain) in 2011, with a specialization in History of Architecture and Heritage Preservation. In 2012, she joined Shigeru Satoh’s laboratory in Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. In March 2018 she received her PhD titled “Re-defining the role of “buffers” in the management of the historical territory The discrepancies between theoretical concepts and practical interpretations of “buffer” zones in Eastern and Western Cultural World Heritage sites” from the same institution.
Her work gives an overview of different European and Asian historical regions bringing up the debate on alternative meanings for “buffer” zones as a possible catalyst of holistic regional management.
In parallel to her personal research, Alba has collaborated in diverse community participatory “machizukuri” (town-making) projects including disaster prevention and mitigation participatory urban planning in high density wooden areas in Tokyo, and rural development strategies based on local resources and traditions in Iwate prefecture, Japan.
Alba Victoria Zamarbine Urdaniz is a 2018 ENCATC Research Award Finalist.
From 2013, she has been fully involved in the long-term project that Waseda University is developing in Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam, in collaboration with the HMCC (Hue Monuments Conservation Centre). The project’s goal is to create a new preservation strategy for the Huong (perfume) river basin by connecting regional development with the idea of historical eco-cosmology and linked bottom-up initiatives. More recently, the team focused on the creation of a reference management, in which she tried to combine her own research insights with HUL ideas.