Paola Carsina received a BA in “Arts and Musicology” from the Tor Vergata University in Rome in 1991. After receiving her university degree she has attended various specializing courses in Italian and foreign universities in the field of cultural management. Since 1994 she works in management and communication for culture and performing arts sectors, collaborating with different Italian and foreign theatres and cultural institutions. She is president of Italian nonprofit organization Music Theatre International, and is also an author, director of theatre productions, journalist, teacher and researcher. Paola is a member of the Music Theatre Committee of International Theatre Institute (ITI), board member of Italian Center of ITI, and member of the Anna Lindh Foundation Network – Euromed.
Her professional focus coveres: project management and project financing for the performing arts; media and multimedia world; technical equipment for the performing arts; theatre administration; financial reporting; copyright and tredmark; comonlaw and contracts in the performing arts business; marketing, promotion & communication for the performing arts; sponsorship and out-searching; box-office strategy; musical and theatre training.
She has published articles on the performing arts and cultural management in Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, La Gazzetta della Musica, Prima Fila, Suono, Economia della Cultura, Fizz.it (web magazine), Musical!, Tafter.it (web magazine) and Diafa. Paola is also speaker at various national and international congresses and collaborates with theatre companies and performance artists in domestic and international projects.Tags: arts management, international projects, Italy, networking, non-profit organizations, performing arts, project management
Burcu Yilmaz’s fields of expertise include arts and cultural management, culture and development, cultural cooperation, intangible cultural heritage and performing arts. She holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Heritage Management from Koc University in Istanbul (2007). Burcu also attended the certificate program titled “Culture and Arts Management Program” organized by the European Cultural Association in 2005.
She is one of the contributors of the book entitled “Turkish Cultural Policy: Report a Civil Perspective,” published in 2011 as a result of the Independent Cultural Policy Report of Turkey project, focusing on the civil society’s perspective of Turkey’s cultural policy as an alternative to the National Report.
Between 2007-2010, she has worked for Anadolu Kultur (an independent cultural network creating artistic structures and improving local cultural policies in various cities of Turkey). During this time, in addition to many projects concentrated on cultural diversity, arts and development, and cultural cooperation, she participated in the project “Invisible Cities: Building Capacities for Local Cultural Policy Transformation in Turkey” (2008-2010). In 2010 she was a member of the Technical Advisory Board for the UN Joint Program Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia.
From 2010 to 2012 Burcu has worked in Kathmandu, Nepal, as voluntary consultant on artistic and cultural projects dedicated to development. As a short-term expert she worked for TACSO Turkey (Technical Assistance for Civil Society Organizations), which is funded by the European Union, conducted research and edited many publications related to capacity building, civil participation, funding, etc. (2012-2013)
Currently, Burcu lives between Strasbourg and Istanbul. She is working as a freelance consultant for NGOs in Turkey and Nepal, and also as an external expert for the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission. Apart from that she is completing her second Master’s Degree in performing arts in the University of Strasbourg and taking part in artistic projects. Burcu is also in the board of directors of Hall de Chars (a cultural center dedicated to artistic creation) in Strasbourg.Tags: arts management, civil society, cultural cooperation, cultural diversity, cultural heritage management, cultural management, culture and development, France, intangible heritage, Nepal, non-governmental organizations, performing arts, Turkey
Àngel Mestres is a social educator. He is a director of Transit projectes, a project management oriented organisation based in Barcelona that understands culture as a vital factor in constructing and strengthening community and identity and is involved in planning, managing, producing, and communicating cultural projects, carrying commitment to ensure linking projects with territories and citizens. He is the President of CEPS PROJECTES SOCIALS an association whose mission is to facilitate the access to the social and cultural capital of the citizens by the empowerment of people, the fostering of social cohesion and social inclusion and the fight against discrimination.
In addition to being a Coordinator of the Master of Cultural Management Course at the University of Barcelona, Àngel Mestres has been invited speaker at different universities and organisations in Spain and abroad including: Universidad Técnica del Uruguay, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Universitat d’Alacant, Ministerio de Cultura de España, Ministerio de Educación der Argentina, Ministerio de Educación de Chile, Ministero de Educación de Paraguay, Ministerio de Educación del Uruguay, Institut Penitenciario del Perú, Grupo Santillana, Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa, Escuela de Magisterio de Derio, Escuela de Magisterio de Eskoriatza, Universidad de Vigo, Grupo Anaya, Grupo Educatrade, Universidad de Magisterio de Ourense, Fundació La Caixa, UNED-Balears, Escola Universitaria de Mestres d’Osona, Fundación Caja Madrid, Universitat Ramon Llull, Universitat de Girona.Tags: arts management, cultural management, Spain
Mario d’Angelo is a policy researcher, academic and international consultant in media and culture policy strategies. He is one of the co-founders and the Director of Arts and Creative Industries Management Department at the Burgundy School of Business Specialised Master in the Management of Cultural Enterprises. As an international advisor he was expert for the Haut Conseil de la Francophonie from 1989 to 2000 and for the Council of Europe from 1995 to 2002. At the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris he directs research and is also the co-ordinator of the IDEE EUROPE association, as well as the associate professor at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, and member of the Centre de recherche OMF.
Mario d’Angelo is also author of various articles and books including: The governance of classical music institutions in Western Europe (2007); Cultural Policies in Europe : Local Issues (2001); Politiques Culturelles en Europe (2000); Cultural Policies in Europe : Regionalisation and Decentralisation (1999), Politiques Culturelles en Europe : régions et décentralisation (2000); Cultural Policies in Europe: Method and Practice of Evaluation (1999);Politiques Culturelles en Europe : méthode et pratique de l’évaluation des politiques culturelles (2000) and Les politiques culturelles des villes et leurs administrateurs (1989).Tags: arts management, comparative cultural policy, cultural management, cultural tourism, culture and development, France, policy analysis
Ann Larsson is the Director of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee since 2005. The Committee is a government agency that supports artists who work within the areas of visual art, design, music, dance, theatre, and film by awarding grants and allowances, and promoting international cultural exchange. In addition, they compile information on the financial and social conditions of artists.
In addition she is Board member of KulturkontaktNord – Nordic Culture Point 2012-2014
Swedish representative in the OMC working group on Artist’s Residencies at European Commission 2013-2014
Swedish representative in the OMC working group on improving conditions for mobility of artists at European Commission 2011-2012
Ms. Larsson previously worked as a manager of modern dance and performance, and has written a number of reports and investigations on dance in Sweden and the situations of the artists. Her interests in cultural policies cover artists policies and cultural policies in Sweden.
Rikard Hoogland is a PhD and associate professor (lektor) in Performance Studies at Stockholm University. Since 2012, he has been head of the Department for Musicology and Performance Studies. His research activities in cultural policy cover relations between the policy documents and the reality of the audience, and the management of the cultural institutions. Additionally, Prof. Hoogland has been placing importance on the regional theatres in Sweden and the decline of the male theatre audience, financing the arts and culture, professional and community arts, arts management, performing arts, legislation on the arts and public support.
Previously he has been a dramaturg for Swedish radio’s Drama Department and editor-in-chief for Teatertidningen (the main Swedish theater journal).Tags: art legislation, arts management, cultural management, cultural policy, financing the arts and culture, Sweden, theatre policy
Leena Marsio is a freelance arts manager and a researcher based in Finland. She specialised in culturally diverse art projects and cultural policies. Her research interests lie in the field of cultural diversity and cultural pluralism, cultural rights, cultural development, arts management and co-operation, festivals, social inclusion and cohesion. Leena Marsio has been actively working as a producer in arts and development projects in Finland, the Balkan region and South Africa. On several occasions she has been working as a project researcher and a project coordinator for the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Leena also made commissioned work for European Commission and the City of Helsinki. She holds a B.A. in Arts Research, Literature and Communication from the University of Helsinki and a M.A. in Arts Management from Sibelius Academy.Tags: arts management, arts research, cultural consultancy, cultural development, cultural diversity, cultural policy, cultural projects, Finland