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
Vesna Đukić, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts of the University of Arts in Belgrade. Her fields of research and professional work focus is on cultural management, cultural policy and cultural tourism.
Professor Djukic participated in various national and international research projects. She has been the author, as well as the leader of several research and development projects, among them: Institutional Management and Cultural Policies (Institute for Theatre, Film, Radio and Television of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia, 2005/2006), Cultural Policy in Serbia from 1989 to 2001 (Institute for the Research of Cultural Development, Open Society Fund and Central European University in Budapest, international fellowship, 2002/2003), and Geocultural Map of Serbia (Institute for the Research of Cultural Development, 2002/2003).
Presently (2011-2015) she participates in the COST project (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research) Investigating Cultural Sustainability http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/isch/Actions/is1007 . Previously, she participated in the research projects of the Institute of the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Serbia: Function of the Arts and Media in European Integration: Serbia 2000 – 2010, Media and Education and Media Representation of National and Cultural Identity in Serbia .
Vesna Đukić has been a member of the working group of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia for Professional Development and Permanant Education (since 2008,), as well as the Team Leader of expert group of the Provintial Secretariate for Culture in the Province of Vojvodina – „Strategy of Cultural Development in Vojvodina Province in the period 2010-2018“. As of 2005, she has been a member of the National Education Council, whereby between 2001 and 2003, she was a Managing Director of the Institute for the Research of Cultural Development.Tags: arts management, cultural policy, cultural research, culture and development, Serbia, South East Europe
Aleksandar Brkić is a lecturer and research fellow at the UNESCO Department for Cultural Policy and Management, University of Arts in Belgrade. His main field of research includes creativity, innovation, as well as cultural policy and intercultural dialogue. He graduated at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, received his M.Sc. at Cass Business School/City University in London, and he is currently working on his PhD thesis at the University of Arts in Belgrade.
Aleksandar is a trainer of Project and Strategic Management. He is member of the Executive Board and Vice President of SCen (OISTAT center Serbia), co-producer of Intersection on Prague Quadrennial 2011, producer of the Jozef Nadj performance “Untitled”, co-editor of Theatre Serbia web portal. Aleksander worked as a cultural manager for theater, music and arts organizations in Serbia (BITEF, Belef, Atelje 212, Sava Center, National Theatre Belgrade…), and as a manager of number of international art projects in the contexts of Venice Biennial of Architecture. He is a founder of the Eighty Ten, an art production company. In 2011 Brkić won Cultural Policy Research Award (CPRA) administred by ENCATC and ECF.
He participated in number of scientific projects like ‘Arts and Media in the Function of European Integration: Serbia 2000-2010′, ‘Technical and Technological Potentials of the Architectural Objects for Scene Events in the Republic of Serbia’, ‘Strategic Analysis of the Cultural Institutions in Serbia founded by the Ministry of Culture’, ‘Decentralization and Potentials of the Cultural Centers on the Territory of the Republic of Serbia’, COST action IS1007 ‘Investigating Cultural Sustainability’. He edited one book and frequently publishes texts in academic journals and magazines, and acts as a Compendium expert (Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, Serbian co-author).Tags: arts management, cultural advocacy, cultural identity, cultural management, cultural policies, cultural research, Serbia