cultural economics

Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux

Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux is an economist, professor at the University of Angers and a member of the Angers Group for Research in Economics and Management.

He specializes in questions of cultural economics and is the author of numerous articles and books on the related themes. He is coordinator of the regional research programme ‘Values and Usefulness of Culture’ supported by the Ange Guepin Centre for Human Sciences in Nantes that brings together around fifty researchers and professionals form the Pays de le Loire Region.

He recently coordinated a research project financed by the Ministry of Culture on the economics of cultural clusters and has completed a study on collectors of contemporary art.

In addition, he is Guest Professor at the Arts University of Belgrade, member of the Board of Directors of Contemporary Art Regional fund (FRAC) of Pays de la Loire Region, France and member of the management committee of the Association des Gens d’images.

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Jorge Cerveira Pinto

Jorge Cerveira Pinto is the executive designer of Experimenta Design Association (, national coordinator of the “Criatividade Portugal – Programa de Apoio ao Empreendedorismo no Sector Cultural e Criativo” programme and Non-Executive Director of the INOVA agency (

He graduated in Business and Management at the University of Porto Faculty of Economics and has postgraduate degrees in Cultural Management in Cities (University of Lisabon, INDEG), Communication, Culture and Information Technologies (University of Lisabon, ISCTE) and Cultural and Patrimonial Law (University of Lisabon, Faculty of Law). Presently he is developing a PhD on the subject of cultural diplomacy.

Jorge has been invited to lecture at various teaching establishments, including lecturing modules for the 1st and 2nd education cycles. He is author of various articles on sponsorship, patronage, and marketing for non-profit institutions, cultural economics and management published in national and international magazines. He was also an Individual Expert for EuropeAid (European Comission), consultant of the EuroMed programme, UNESCO, and expert for the Culture, Europe for Citizen, MEDIA and UrbAct programmes.

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Nicholas Karachalis

Nicholas Karachalis works as an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly in Volos and as a lecturer at the post-graduate programme in Cultural Management at the Greek Open University. Since 2001 he has been active as an independent advisor and associate researcher at the Regional Development Institute of the Panteion University of Social and Political Science of Athens.

He holds a PhD in Economic and Regional Development (Panteion University of Social and Political Science of Athens), an MA in European Urban Cultures (joint programme by the Free University of Brussels, the University of Tilburg, the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Arts and Design of Helsinki) and a BA in Urban and Regional Development (Panteion University of Social and Political Science of Athens).

In 2010 he completed his post-doctoral research in tourism impact measurement of urban festivals. He has a strong interest in analysing the trends and dynamics between culture, tourism and spatial development processes using an interdisciplinary approach and perspective (drawing on cultural economics, place marketing and branding, urban tourism, cultural planning, etc.).

He has collaborated in several research projects and studies related to regional and local development, marketing, cultural economics and tourism planning. Alongside academic research, he has worked as an advisor for public bodies (Municipalities, Regional Authorities, City Tourism Offices, etc.) on matters of policy, marketing, funding, tendering practices, entrepreneurship, change management, etc. He is fluent in Greek, English and Dutch.

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Corinna Vosse

Corinna Vosse is freelance researcher, policy advisor, cultural manager, and lecturer. Her main areas of interest are governance of cultural development in urban settings, cultural economy, cultural entrepreneurship, interest coalitions in cultural politics. Her thematic focus currently lies on exploring patterns of cooperation and competition, on explaining sustainable consumption patterns and on contemporary practices of subsistence.

She has been working for the city of Berlin on the first report on cultural funding. In Berlin she has implemented a model project for sustainable cultural infrastructure. Corinna has further developed an international artists mobility scheme for practitioners exploring issues of sustainable cultural practice.

Since 1994 she has co-initiated various cultural centers in the United States and in Germany, most recently the first used material supply center in Germany, the Kunst Stoffe Berlin. Since 2008 she has been working for various cultural administrations, conducting research, making policy recommendations and designing programmes.

Corinna received her PhD from the Institute of Social Science at the Humboldt University of Berlin with a thesis about the governance of setting up cultural infrastructure, drawing on empirical studies undertaken in Berlin. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the following institutions: IAS – STS, Graz (2011); Asia-Europe Foundation, Singapore (2007); Central European University, Hungary (2007); Department for Cultural Affairs, Berlin (2003); European Cultural Foundation (2002).

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Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo

Dr.Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo is a policy expert in the fields of culture, intercultural dialogue, public economics and innovation, and information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D). She worked in policy advising, management, teaching, research and consulting in a number of international organizations. Previously she has been working for the Council of Europe (CoE, France), the European Commission (EC, Belgium), European Investment Bank (EIB, Luxembourg), the US Agency for International Development (USAID, USA), the Government Financial Officers’ Association in Chicago (USA). Dr. Kseniya Khovanova-Rubicondo has also been a Senior Fellow and Research Projects Manager at the Ashburn Institute (SC, USA) think-tank for more than 7 years. International publications during her career include books, book chapters, reviews, evaluations, individual studies and manuscripts. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs from the University of Chicago.

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Patrick Bartos

Patrick Bartos is a researcher, consultant and academic lecturer  in the field of cultural and creative industries development, brand strategy, cultural economics and arts management. He is also a CEO of the Linz and Upper Austria Creative Industries Development Company, an Associate of TRAM Research in Barcelona and an advisory experts of the European Commission EACEA cultural programme. Patrick holds a PhD in social and economic sciences at the Institute for cultural studies and cultural economics at Linz University, a Master in Arts and Media Management and a Master in law.

He began his career as research consultant at AEA Consulting, a company specializing in strategy consulting for local, regional and national governments as well as arts institutions in London, New York and Vienna.  In 2004 he moved to invent Institute and Consulting in Vienna, a company and private research institution engaged in comprehensive strategy consulting for cluster economies, tourism destinations and the cultural sector. There he played a key role in developing the brand concept and marketing plan for the cultural mega-event RUHR.2010 – European Capital of Culture in Germany that was awarded as a “cultural brand of the year”. The project aimed to set the strategic guidelines which highlighted the cultural diversity of the region, the creative industries, urban development and festivals. Additionaly, he managed the “Culture Tour Austria”, a federal ministry-commissioned  project that streamlined the development of a new international cultural tourism strategy for the Republic of Austria.  He also had a vital role in setting up the new marketing company Creative Austria and was promoted to Senior Researcher and Senior Consultant with full management responsibilities. In 2011 he became the CEO of the Linz and Upper Austria Creative Industries Development Company.

In 2007, Patrick was Visiting Assistant Professor at Shenandoah University in Virginia, USA where he lectured marketing for the arts at graduate level at the School of Arts Management, marketing and brand strategy at undergraduate level at the Business School and the complementary course in Cultural Tourism at undergraduate level at the School of Arts Management.

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Diana Andreeva

Diana Andreeva is a co-founder and  Director of the Observatory of Cultural Economics (since 2008). She holds Master Degree in Finance at University of National and World Economy, and  has  continued her education on Arts and Cultural studies at Sofia University ‘Kl.Ohridski’,  as well as Film Directing at the New Bulgarian University. Since 2005 she has been working as a researcher in cultural policy and cultural economics.  She is a guest lecturer on Marketing and Advertisement of Performing Arts an ‘Financing of the Performing Arts at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts ‘K. Sarafov‘, as well as Economics and Financing of Film Industry at the New Bulgarian University. She is author of many articles and studies and she has participated in various national and international research teams in the field of cultural economics and financing. Since 2010 she is a co-editor of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends responsible for updating the Bulgarian cultural policy (together with Assoc.Prof. BilyanaTomova). Diana is a member of the Association of Cultural Economics International.

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